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Daisy-chaining AIO coolers

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distilld

Joined
Oct 22, 2021
Hey all!

I use an NZXT z73 AIO (360mm radiator) on my CPU. Recently, I acquired an Asus Strix 3080 TI with its own built-in AIO (with a 240mm radiator). I've read online that most AIOs are all made by the same company but then sold under different brand names.

Has anyone tried combining two AIOs? Its kind of bugging me to have two separate loops in my machine - don't ask me why. I guess I'm just curious if it would be feasible to combine them into a single loop to help distribute the heat from both across two radiators. Whether or not this is a good idea is a separate question. :)
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
Well, since they are sealed units, it's going to take some work to combine them... like splicing the tubing together...which is risky (leaks). At that point, it's time to build a custom loop IMO.
 

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
There is nothing more fun than ghetto cooling, I have done bunches of that, it never looks as good as A custom loop and never performs as well either.
Two pumps can be A bit of A pain, when one fails you have to figure out which one.
 
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distilld

distilld

Joined
Oct 22, 2021
Thanks for the responses! I thought it through a little further and decided not to risk it. I ended up buying a bunch of stuff for a custom loop instead.
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
What parts did you get? Maybe post a thread up... anything you need to get we can help with?
 

WrkBoot

Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2006
Location
United States
I would think if you connected two radiators together to run a CPU and GPU that the one pump could handle it. That's a lot more volume to push