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hey guys does this watercooling setup look ok ??? will it be enouf 2 cool my i5 an 480s??? ive already got myself the xspc 750 res pump combo would it be ok ??? cheers

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the pump will be the limiting factor. it probably would run the loop. just not for long/flow rate will suffer immensely.
    
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The GTX 480s pump out a lot of heat but since you have a 480 rad, I think you'll be fine. Just don't OC too much. Your loop looks fine. The only rule of thumb is Res > Pump > then whatever you want. Since you're using the XSPC, the pump is in the res...so you're ok but the pump sucks. You may want to purchase another pump like an MCP 35X....IMO

I have the same res/pump in my loop. I had to add another pump, so I purchased a koolance pmp-300. It's nice to have two pumps in a loop in case one fails. Also, it provides alot more flow.
Edited by Zmanster - 5/4/11 at 4:54am
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The GTX 480s pump out a lot of heat but since you have a 480 rad, I think you'll be fine. Just don't OC too much. Your loop looks fine. The only rule of thumb is Res > Pump > then whatever you want. Since you're using the XSPC, the pump is in the res...so you're ok but the pump sucks. You may want to purchase another pump like an MCP 35X....IMO

I have the same res/pump in my loop. I had to add another pump, so I purchased a koolance pmp-300. It's nice to have two pumps in a loop in case one fails. Also, it provides alot more flow.
I'll say this for the 100th time, loop order does not matter.

I'd go for an EK Supreme HF or an XSPC Rasa as the water block, though. They simply perform better.
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I'll say this for the 100th time, loop order does not matter.


Only res before pump so you don't run it dry.
Edited by huhh - 5/4/11 at 7:26am
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post #6 of 11
Much restriction over there but I guess you will be fine with one pump, you could try a pump with more head pressure though..
Also think about getting 2 double rads instead, so you can go res-pump-rad-gpu's-rad-cpu-res. It will cost you more but I believe you will be finer (someone verify this I'm not so sure ^^)
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Loop order doesn't matter? Everyone says res before pump, I want to be enlightened
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Loop order doesn't matter? Everyone says res before pump, I want to be enlightened
It's both lol.

The only components that matter in loop order are that the res is before the pump so the pump never runs dry and to minimize bubbles getting to the pump. Other than that, there's about a 1-2c degree difference between the hottest and coolest part of your watercooling loop assuming that the water is flowing.

Regardless of how much heat my cards give off or my radiator is blowing out, the temperature of the water in my system never goes above 32c at full load.
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Loop order doesn't matter? Everyone says res before pump, I want to be enlightened
No it doesn't matter. It doesn't make any sense anyway. Just pump before the rad makes sense because the heat from the pump should be transfered to the air.

Edit: Here you are http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=225485
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No it doesn't matter. It doesn't make any sense anyway. Just pump before the rad makes sense because the heat from the pump should be transfered to the air.

Edit: Here you are http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=225485
No, the pump from the rad makes no sense either really. They don't put out that much heat, and again, individual components in the loop barely matter in their position in the loop. My CPU temps did not rise when I put a 6950 in front of it, because regardless of their position in the loop, the water in the entire loop remains about 32c.

BTW that thread shows that A. loop order doesn't matter, and B. that the standard deviation (expected error) is higher than the differences noted in temperature, so whatever you may have inferred from his testing, his testing showed that the margin of error is greater than any observed changes. In that test though, he was also using 3 pumps in the same loop with restrictive blocks. I imagine it would have restricted flow enough to make those pumps run at higher temps as well, so it's all over the place.
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