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Just make sure the id and od of the tubing matches that of the fitting and make sure you get both male and female quick disconnects. Koolance's website has a pretty good explanation of it all
 
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Thats a great guide, finally a manufacture puts a decent guide for their own products out. Would you recommend doing the entire system like this, or use something like Bitspower fittings and rotary's
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Thats a great guide, finally a manufacture puts a decent guide for their own products out. Would you recommend doing the entire system like this, or use something like Bitspower fittings and rotary's

Qdcs reduce flow too much to do an entire system like that unless you dump a ton of money into pumps. Bp rotaries keep flowrate up while the qdcs give convenience for parts of the loop you need easy access to. Best places to put them IMO are before and after the cpu and gpu(s) since it makes it easy to swap out or reseat them. Otherwise they restrict flow too much to warrant use unless of course you're running an insane pump setup. I would have needed 2 more über 655s to compensate if I had them on every block since flow would have been so low to make the parallel gpu setup not work properly
 
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Quick question about those round external reservoirs... the cylindrical kind. Are they a little noisy? I'd imagine a bunch of coolant falling into there would make quite a bit of noise.

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Qdcs reduce flow too much to do an entire system like that unless you dump a ton of money into pumps. Bp rotaries keep flowrate up while the qdcs give convenience for parts of the loop you need easy access to. Best places to put them IMO are before and after the cpu and gpu(s) since it makes it easy to swap out or reseat them. Otherwise they restrict flow too much to warrant use unless of course you're running an insane pump setup. I would have needed 2 more über 655s to compensate if I had them on every block since flow would have been so low to make the parallel gpu setup not work properly

So I should have 2 going in/out of the EK bridge connecting the 2 GPU's and 2 coming to/from the CPU directly? Or should I just stop at the EK bridge?
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Qdcs reduce flow too much to do an entire system like that unless you dump a ton of money into pumps. Bp rotaries keep flowrate up while the qdcs give convenience for parts of the loop you need easy access to. Best places to put them IMO are before and after the cpu and gpu(s) since it makes it easy to swap out or reseat them. Otherwise they restrict flow too much to warrant use unless of course you're running an insane pump setup. I would have needed 2 more über 655s to compensate if I had them on every block since flow would have been so low to make the parallel gpu setup not work properly

So I should have 2 going in/out of the EK bridge connecting the 2 GPU's and 2 coming to/from the CPU directly? Or should I just stop at the EK bridge?

Either way would work. Depends on how u want the loop to run and look.
 
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post #117 of 131
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They're amazing and make you're life super easy when maintaining a loop. On the other hand they do restrict flow a little. Not as much as you would think. I believe it was either martin or skinnee that reviewed their flow characteristics. Never a build without them again.

Very true. I have them on either side of my GPU stack and it makes life a breeze if I have to pull them to test cards or whatever needs to happen. In my setup I can unplug the GPUs and run just the CPU if I need to test my cards on air for some reason.
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Yep, pretty much Italian stallion said is spot on.

Next build I'm going to put them before the CPU and GPU's just to make things easier.
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How many radiators will i need to cool the CPU and 2 GPU's (using universal GPU blocks) in my sig rig?
I think i will need more than one 360mm radiator but i'm not sure where i could mount any more radiators in my HAF 932 apart from a 120mm radiator in the back fan mount.
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How many radiators will i need to cool the CPU and 2 GPU's (using universal GPU blocks) in my sig rig?
I think i will need more than one 360mm radiator but i'm not sure where i could mount any more radiators in my HAF 932 apart from a 120mm radiator in the back fan mount.

General rule of thump is 120 of rad space per. So 360 will work fine. Optimal would be to add additional 120 on top of that so 480.
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