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Old February 27, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Will a 5970 and a 5870 EK Waterblock both alligne properly or just a bit offset ?
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Old February 29, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Based on these two pictures, I'd say no, they won't align (sorry for the large pictures. I'm not sure how to resize here ):

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On the other hand, what you could do is get some angled adapters facing away/up from each card and running regular tubing to each of the cards' inlets. It wouldn't look as good, obviously, but it would work.
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Old February 29, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Thanks Hacksaw, I've email EK and they said with my spacing on my motherboard and the offset of both card blocks would be too much even with adaptors... so i get the 5970 will be Watercooled and the 5870 will stay Aircooled... its not like its overheating but oh well ..
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I used to have this setup, 5970+5870. Great setup. Had the Arctic Xtreme cooler for the 5970 tho.
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If you have enough space to skip a pci slot or two couldn't you use tubing /w straight fittings instead of adapter?
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Couldn't you just loop tubing over the card with the inlets facing opposite directions?

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Old March 22, 2012, 12:43 PM
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after i saw a video, i think its possible if i use the first 1 inlet to transfer and use the outers for in / out
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