Im am fairly new to liquid cooling, about 6 months ago I took the steps and went the whole way and got water blocks for my cpu and gpus. Now though I am wanting to change the system to allow easier upgrades without having to drain the entire system first.
I currently use 8800GTX SLI which are fitted with EK-FC8800 blocks, these are obviously hard plumbed into the loop but this posed issues if I ever have to do any system maintainence. Like at the moment I am experiencing some graphics tearing and some games I think this could be a result of poor contacts with the cards moffs and ram with the block, so I plan to remove the block and redo the TIMS and paste. The problem is to that do this I need to drain the system which could get annoying if I need to do anything else with the GPU in the future.
What I am looking for and need help sourcing are some quick release valves or do any barbs exists where liquid flow can be cut off. I plan on draining the system and adding new connections/barbs before refilling so any ideas are greatly appreciated.
Last I notice that both my cards and slightly bending from the weight of the blocks, this could result in damage to the card or the motherboard which I deffo don't want. Is there any rememdy I can install to help prevent this bowing effect, one thing I have contemplated is to create a couple of plastic blocks one to sit under the right-hand edge of card2 and then one to site ontop of card2 and under card1 this will give much better support to both cards or is there a commercial product that can aid this problem?