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hi,

dose this loop seem ok or is there something more i need to add?
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post #2 of 10
i dunno if id do Y splittings... personaly id have it all in 1 loop (no splits... res/pump->rad->cpu->gpu->gpu->rad->res/pump...) or 2 seperate loops (1 for cpu, 1 for gpus)
post #3 of 10
I don't see why not, alternately you could just get a big radiator and run it on the single loop w/o the dual rad & Y splitter config..
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post #4 of 10
This will work, but if you split the flow like this and run parallel, you are cutting your flowrate in half...

You would be better going

res/pump--> CPU --> RAD1 --> GPU1-->GPU2-->RAD2 --> back to res/pump
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post #5 of 10
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Ok so if i go for the: res/pump--> CPU --> RAD1 --> GPU1-->GPU2-->RAD2 --> back to res/pump

I whil get a better effect out of my setup?
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post #6 of 10
Also if the resistance of the GPU path is higher than that of the CPU loop you'll get little or no flow through your GPUs, as the fluid will follow the path of least resistance. Best having it in one loop.

Either way you are going to need a good pump to get sufficient flow.
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post #7 of 10
No matter how you arrange the components in the system, the coolant will always reach equilibrium, so really the best way to do it is to see what fit in the case the best, and what looks the best to you. For sure having a rad between the major compnenets (cpu->gpu, and Gpu->cpu) will help kill the heat between, giving you lower temps on the 2nd latter component. So I would have to say yes.

Your original idea is sound, and would work, however I don't think you would get as good performance as the flowrate would be spilt
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by YerMother View Post
Also if the resistance of the GPU path is higher than that of the CPU loop you'll get little or no flow through your GPUs, as the fluid will follow the path of least resistance.

This is a great point
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post #9 of 10
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Whil this pump be good enough for my system then, or whil i need to add another one?

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* Maximum Flow Rate: 7 L/min (1.85 gal/min)
* Maximum Head Pressure: 2.6m (8.5ft)
* Motor: Brushless DC
* Power Consumption (at max): 8.6W
* Voltage Range: 6 to 12 VDC
* Electrical Connector: 3-pin fan header with tachometer speed signal
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post #10 of 10
You either need to put it all in series, or make it 2 separate loops.
Splitting the flow into parallel branches within the loop like you have pictured will result in very poor performance in the more restrictive branch.

The pump you listed is also pretty weak.
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