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Coiled copper (5M) with rads?

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I'm looking for ways to reduce heat.
Currently running with
1) H70 with cut barbs, 2 AP15s.
2) 1 x 240 radiator with 4 x AP15s.
3) 1 x 360 radiator with 6 x AP15s.
4) A swiftech reservoir (the small one with 4 entries)

I can't really fit anymore ***** in my HAF X, and the watercooling holes in the back are not being used.

Before I added the 360 radiator I was using a pot containing about 15 liters of tapwater and with some glycol in it. It actually worked BETTER then my current setup. I suppose the extra water volume plays a big part in that?

So I was thinking... (stupidly enough)

Can't I just get like 5 meters of copper piping and make coils? I would get more water volume and maybe the coils themselves will cool down the water before it gets back in the case?

The piping is of the "soft" kind. Basically it's just brakepipes from cars. But they're new. I can get 10 meters for 7-8$ so it's not really expensive.

Would it work? Or do I need to cool down the piping too? Basically the copper piping should absorb the heat along the way and get cooler as it goes. But I don't know..

Someone pleeeease help me on this ^_^

Edit:

Also. What is the best way to run my current loop? Currently:

Reservoir > CPU > H70 > 240 > 360 > Reservoir > (repeats)

H70 @ back
240 @ back top
360 @ front top
no top cover as the darn 360 is too big :'\\
Edited by XrOo - 4/26/11 at 6:41am
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Im confused, are you using a h70 pump for all that? Seems a bit much for that small pump. Id look at ditching out the h70 and getting a propper pump and waterblock. Tha amount of water you would add with a coil wouldnt be enough to create any notable difference.
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