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EK Parallel vs EK Serial

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anyone know whats different.

i hate the parallel because 1 heat transfers from one to another.

i was thinking of selling it and then getting the serial.

just GPU cooling for now what are your guys thoughts and opinion?
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post #2 of 7
You got it backwards. Serial brings the heat from one video card to the next.
Parallel allows the same initial temperature to enter the two video cards at the same time.
Parallel will result in better temperatures.

Someone correct me if im wrong
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post #3 of 7
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oops i did get it backwads.

parallel FTW screw serial!
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post #4 of 7
not much temp difference, slight advantage to parallel though and less restriction than series (or serial) in terms of pressure, but not anything dramatic.
post #5 of 7
In practice, series connection often gives better temperatures as you have all the radiators in the loop aiding each other, and the stuff you're cooling generally doesn't put out the same amount of power. Gabe did a fairly comprehensive experiment and found series to be the better option.
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post #6 of 7
If it's the same loop (parallel split/join) temps won't matter anyway. Series is typically the best setup for a loop for flow rates and restriction. Temps between #1 GPU and #2 GPU in a series would be 1-2C difference in most cases. Water temps just don't get as hot as you think with watercooling...the entire loop should be +/-5 to 8C anywhere in the loop depending on flow.
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i got both and we'll see
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