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    Default Water-cooling setup for SLI GTX580 ?

    Thinking of running dual GTX 580 in SLI Was wondering how should I setup? I know there are is something called a parallel setup, what else is there available? Since im using 1 ek gtx580 block should I use the EK parallel bridge ? Or just go for a pair of cheap bits power crystal link tubes?

    In short are there any benefits in using parallel setup versus a normal sequential setup ? (GPU1 -> GPU 2)

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    You might considering do two loops? 580s run pretty hot with your setup.

    If you have good powerful pump then you can do parallel because when you split the flow then the pressure drop as well.

    EK's SLI bridge make thing look nicer. You can even set it up with regular tubing if you want.

    There's no major benefit between the two setups in closed up system. Parallel provides more pressure in open loop system.
    Example: if you house have two bathrooms and you plumb the pipes in parallel then both bathroom have equal pressure when both in use. No body will complaint that they don't have water to watch their arse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    You might considering do two loops? 580s run pretty hot with your setup.
    If you have good powerful pump then you can do parallel because when you split the flow then the pressure drop as well.
    EK's SLI bridge make thing look nicer. You can even set it up with regular tubing if you want.
    There's no major benefit between the two setups in closed up system. Parallel provides more pressure in open loop system.
    Example: if you house have two bathrooms and you plumb the pipes in parallel then both bathroom have equal pressure when both in use. No body will complaint that they don't have water to watch their arse
    Haha what a good way to put it deton
    Instead of running dual loop can i run 2 pumps in series, I believe will help with pressure increase correct?

    So I'm currently using a MCP35X, i have a spare MCP655 which i can throw in to help increase pressure so all the block will have sufficient water to wash their Arse

    BTW I'm moving to Sandy bridge and with the new SB motherboard there will no more waterblocks for that board that I will be using (Asrock Fatal1ty Z68). That in itself will helps reduce 2 block? So in total i will have 4 blocks: 2x GTX580, 1x EK supreme and 1x MIPS Ram block

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    MCP35X has high head pressure and no more mobo block, so you may don't need two pumps. Try with one pump first to see if you happy with the temps or not then you can add on the second one.

    Two different pumps then you have no choice is to do custom plumbing, there is no dual top for mix match pumps.

    Basically, you want to eliminate the headache and the difficulty of routing the tubing.

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    btw, is your current EK 580 blocks nickel plated?

    You do know it's hard to get nickel plated block from EK. However, EK is releasing new nickel plated blocks and these new blocks cost at least 10-20% more than the old blocks.

    The reason I telling you this because you might don't get the same matching block because the new nickel will be a little dark and less shiny than the current one.

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