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res/Pump>rad>cpu>res or res/pump>cpu>rad>res/pump
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Either way doesnt matter. The only thing that matters is that the res feeds the pump first.
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Loop order makes no difference, you reach equilibrium in the end. I have tried 10 ways to Sunday and I always get the same result!
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Either way doesnt matter. The only thing that matters is that the res feeds the pump first.
Please explain...res-pump first? It makes no difference.
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Please explain...res-pump first? It makes no difference.

I meant to put the res above the pump so it feeds it.
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well the rasa kit has the pump built in the res so i dont ahve to worry about that
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I would go res-pump-rad-cpu-res.

This way, your water is not warmed by the pump before it hits your cpu. Maximum cooling this way. All the heat is dumped right before it goes to your cpu. Admittedly, the pump probably only warms the fluid a fraction of a degree, but it's the principal.

As long as you dont have to use alot of extra tubing or something, why wouldn't you do it this way.

The only other consideration is how effiecient your tubing is. If you can make the loop some other way with shorter, straighter lengths of tubing, then thats the only reason I would do it differently.
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I would go res-pump-rad-cpu-res.

This way, your water is not warmed by the pump before it hits your cpu. Maximum cooling this way. All the heat is dumped right before it goes to your cpu. Admittedly, the pump probably only warms the fluid a fraction of a degree, but it's the principal.

As long as you dont have to use alot of extra tubing or something, why wouldn't you do it this way.

The only other consideration is how effiecient your tubing is. If you can make the loop some other wat with shorter, straighter lengths of tubing, then thats the only reason I would do it differently.
The liquid will reach a steady temp anyway so it really doesnt matter if it goes to the cpu or the rad first.
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I under stand that the water temp will eventually reach it operating temp, but you cannot argue that that water is 'coldest' right after coming out of the heatdump (the rad) and that some heat is picked up by the fluid when it runs through the pump.

I agree that in real use, the difference is negliable, but the above points are valid.
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