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post #11 of 34
http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/water...beginners.html

This is a pretty good beginners guide... Don't forget to clean the RES before install!
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post #12 of 34
The RX will outperform the 2 RSs, and any case can mount it if you externally mount.

Also, you're ever so slightly better off putting the CPU first in the loop. GPUs are easy to cool and their temps wont suffer much, but the CPU takes quite a bit more and by putting the CPU before the GPU in the loop you will save yourself 0.5oC on the CPU block.

And rads together dump more heat than separate rads distributed throughout the loop, basically it comes down to, if the fluid is hotter, you have larger delta t from coolant to air and thus better heat transfer rates, but again, it's not a large gain.
    
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I like to go from the coldest peace of hardware to the hottest, then to the rez and back to the pump
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post #14 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brittain View Post
http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/water...beginners.html

This is a pretty good beginners guide... Don't forget to clean the RES before install!
More like clean everything before install.


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Also, you're ever so slightly better off putting the CPU first in the loop. GPUs are easy to cool and their temps wont suffer much, but the CPU takes quite a bit more and by putting the CPU before the GPU in the loop you will save yourself 0.5oC on the CPU block.
Prove it.
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post #15 of 34
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x2 240 would probably be better as you can put 1 Rad in the middle of the loop, so it only has to travel half the distance to be cooled.

But saying that the water temp becomes steady throughout the loop anyway so it's preference really, depends on room inside the case.
IMHO i disagree that 2 rads are better. Pick a single rad to do the job and a case to fit the rad. Quite a bit cheaper that way.

EK 420 will fit in the Half X with just a little modding.
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There are a few case you can consider:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...39001&Tpk=800D Expensive but built for watercooling and will house a triple in the top and a dual in the bottom (with slight modding).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-011-_-Product Cheaper and can house the same rads without modding but it has a weird window and two cpu backplate so that might look bad...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product Even cheaper, it will fit the same rads but with more modding than the 800D, same weird window than the elysium.

Personally I would go for the 800D than the Elysium (this thing is HUGE) than the HAF X.
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post #17 of 34
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so will a res>pump>cpu>gpu>rad>mobo>res loop be good then?

*edit* that loop for a 480 rad i mean.
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so will a res>pump>cpu>gpu>rad>mobo>res loop be good then?
if that's the route that uses the least amount of tubing then yes.
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Quote:
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Order really doesn't matter in a single loop...as long as it's res>pump first.
This. Generally you want the shortest routing also.
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Has anyone seen a 480 installed internally on any of the three cases just mentioned? It may be possible but?

iDaryl are you wanting to mount Rad internal or external?
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