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Hey guys, i was going to do my loop order as follows:

1)pump/res--rad--CPU--pump/res

But then i read it was better to do it

2)pump/res--CPU--rad--pump/res

Am i right? Or should i do the second way?
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post #2 of 8
pump adds heat, so cool it off then cpu

as in opt 1.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
pump adds heat, so cool it off then cpu
Pump heat dump is negligible. OP, your loop order is not important, go with whichever is easiest to build.
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Ok i will go with what i was doing originally . I guess loop order only starts to seriously matter when involving multiplem rads and GPUs.
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Ok i will go with what i was doing originally . I guess loop order only starts to seriously matter when involving multiplem rads and GPUs.
Nope, loop order will actually make almost 0 difference no matter what you do. It takes somewhere around 250-300W of heat in order to heat the water about 1C (given a few variables like water speed and some other stuff, but this is a decent guideline).

Therefore, while it might seem like a good idea to have rads before major heat outputs (like CPU or GPUs), it is not worth it if it forces a hassle with tubing. The extra degree or 2 (at most) will not net you any more performance.

Do whatever will make your routing the easiest and make your setup look it's best


Also, as the above poster said, the pump outputs so little heat that it's not even worth mentioning in comparison to the CPU and GPU, it will have 0 affect on your overall temperatures.
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Originally Posted by Kinru View Post
It takes somewhere around 250-300W of heat in order to heat the water about 1C (given a few variables like water speed and some other stuff, but this is a decent guideline).
Number 4 in my sig

#2 is valid in this case too.
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post #7 of 8
Loop order does not matter. You will reach equilibrium with regard to temps. I have tried it many different ways.
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Route the tubing so that you use as little tubing as possible
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