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Hey again guys, anyways just a quick question since this is my first (custom) watercooling loop. I was just wondering if there's any particular orientation to consider for the inlet/outlet on the graphics card waterblock. I have a full cover ek waterblock for my 580 and yeah, I'm just unsure as to which way the barbs should be going. Should they be placed diagonally across from each other? right on top of one another? Is there a specific side for the inlet or the outlet? Anyways yeah, sorry if this is a really dumb question but I just wanted to be sure before I went ahead and connected everything. Thanks in advance!
    
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pretty much any combination will work, including series and parallel for sli.

post #3 of 8
There is no specific inlet/outlet for the GPUs.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK...1109855355.pdf
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series seems to make the best temps in my (limited) experience
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Ah alrighty. Thanks a lot guys +rep to all
    
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Welcome fella, lets see a build log when your done
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I run my EK blocks in Serial, as I have tried parallel and my temps seemed to be better this way...


Other than that.... the way you do it doesn't matter. There is no RIGHT or WRONG way to do it.

Good luck!!
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pretty much any combination will work, including series and parallel for sli.

I love the illustration +rep
    
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