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03-30-2018 02:24 AM
Bride what do you think about a loop as this one: wtank - pump - CPU - rad1 - GPU - rad2 - wtank. Can be useful in terms of temp spikes control between a wblock and another? tks
10-19-2016 01:47 AM
WiSK @Remontoire Quick glance it all looks fine. I personally prefer 10/16 tubing with monsoon fittings, for the chunkier look.

Alphacool "Pure Water" is a rip off. You can get a whole gallon of deionised water (Battery Top-Up Water) at Halfords for less. The important thing is not to use tap water for long-term use, but flushing is fine from the tap: you remove much more unwanted stuff from the flowing water than is likely to be deposited.
10-17-2016 11:14 AM
Remontoire Hi I think I hhave just about got my head around this wc stuff. Before I spend £400 can someone just confirm that this is everyting I need and all these parts will work/fit together?

06-17-2016 12:39 AM
Originally Posted by orky87 View Post

But my question was more in regards to the fluid dynamics and pump's optimal workload considering A & B layouts. We have gravity as well as flow variation between blocks and rads so I'm just curious to know yet couldn't find any info touching on this.

Really no measurable difference of "optimal workload" for pump between A&B. Ignore gravity and even ignore most right-angle-turns for such a simple loop.

What is important in a more practical way: how are you going to drain it with the front radiator that way up? smile.gif
06-16-2016 07:25 PM
orky87 Yeah, I'm aware of the inefficiency this approach has but I'm working with what I have atm. In any case additional fans can be added to either the side panel, rear exhaust in reverse or at the bottom near PSU for additional cooler air. Running the top rad in reverse is also an option with the mentioned fan option as exhaust.

But my question was more in regards to the fluid dynamics and pump's optimal workload considering A & B layouts. We have gravity as well as flow variation between blocks and rads so I'm just curious to know yet couldn't find any info touching on this.
06-16-2016 05:13 PM
pc-illiterate if you use that top rad as exhaust, youre going to make it nothing more than a big ol tube. heat coming from that big old rad in the front is going to go right into that top rad.
06-16-2016 08:48 AM
orky87 Can't decide between these two layouts... so A (Top) or B (Bottom) ?

04-28-2016 08:40 PM
pc-illiterate ek makes a block specifically for that card. use this https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/step1_complist
04-28-2016 10:04 AM
Gr8Llama WiSK, thanks for the reply, I appreciate the information. Apparently I should have done more research. So do you know is it possible to take off the water block that came with the card and replace it with one made for Gigabyte's other cards? I understand that it will likely void the warranty but is that a possibility? If it is I may go that route, but I'll have to check the warranty and weigh the pros and cons. I found out that I couldn't send the card back. I suppose I could sell it and get another one, but I may just stay AIO for now, wait for warranties to run out and go from there. Thanks again and in advance for any further info you can offer!

04-28-2016 12:27 AM
Originally Posted by Gr8Llama View Post

Did I buy an AIO GPU only to not be able to use it in my open loop system?

All-in-one means just that. Very rarely are such things expandable; for reasons of cost, reliability, support and warranty.

On that card, the pump is indeed combined with the GPU cooling plate, that's normal for AIOs. You could cut the tubing to extend the loop - companies like Bitspower have a selection of fittings that could fit that narrow tubing. However, any modifications like that and you would void your warranty on the GPU. Better to choose a solution that's intended for custom loop, like the Asus Poseidon, which has proper G1/4" threads for fittings.

Or if you do return the card for an air cooled model, get an EVGA. The reason is that EVGA doesn't void the warranty if you replace the GPU heatsink with a water cooling solution.
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