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I want to water cool my 6970 and decided to get the EK waterblock but was curious about the spacing between ports. I am using 1/2"x 3/4" compression fittings for my 1/2" tubing and wanted to put both the inlet and outlet connectors on the top of the block but wasnt sure if they would fit next to each other. I heard of that problem with CPU blocks but wasnt sure if there were the same problems with GPU blocks. Can anybody tell me if that setup would work? Also, would my RX360 rad with 3x3000rpm gentle typhoons be enough to cool the video card and my cpu or should I add a 120mm rad to the loop? Thanks for any help.
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I want to water cool my 6970 and decided to get the EK waterblock but was curious about the spacing between ports. I am using 1/2"x 3/4" compression fittings for my 1/2" tubing and wanted to put both the inlet and outlet connectors on the top of the block but wasnt sure if they would fit next to each other. I heard of that problem with CPU blocks but wasnt sure if there were the same problems with GPU blocks. Can anybody tell me if that setup would work? Also, would my RX360 rad with 3x3000rpm gentle typhoons be enough to cool the video card and my cpu or should I add a 120mm rad to the loop? Thanks for any help.
3000rpm fans are a waste on RX360. It's a low speed radiator, 1500rpm tops anything more is just a crap ton more noise for very little gain.

Fittings wise there is ample room between the inlets, though you might need spacers to clear the backplate, if your boards comes with one.
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3000rpm fans are a waste on RX360. It's a low speed radiator, 1500rpm tops anything more is just a crap ton more noise for very little gain.

Fittings wise there is ample room between the inlets, though you might need spacers to clear the backplate, if your boards comes with one.
Thanks alot, I appreciate the info. I was planning on getting the 1500rpm fans but I couldnt find them anywhere when I was doing my build and had no clue the 3000RPM fans would be too much, I figure the faster the better and I could adjust with my fan controller. Looks like I should plan on getting a few of the 1500's when they come back in stock. Thanks again.
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Aquatuning has them in stock, they're in Germany. You have to buy more than 75 bucks or they charge a silent 10 buck fee. You wanted the AP15s right?
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Aquatuning has them in stock, they're in Germany. You have to buy more than 75 bucks or they charge a silent 10 buck fee. You wanted the AP15s right?
Yeah I would need 4 of the AP-15's. Do you know if they come with the 3 pin connectors? I want to hook them up to my Lamptron Touch fan controller and its only for the little 3 pin connectors.
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Yea, they're 3 pin.
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Yea, they're 3 pin.

Sweet! Thanks again for your help.
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If you find the fittings aren't clearing the backplate, I would suggest getting some of these:



They raise the fitting slightly above the backplate and allow for the fitting to be installed.
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If you find the fittings aren't clearing the backplate, I would suggest getting some of these:



They raise the fitting slightly above the backplate and allow for the fitting to be installed.

Nice, thanks!
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