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Hey guys, Very new to the world of custom PC as well as water-cooling but i've been in deep research for about the last 2 weeks learning what i can.

Basically I have one custom PC i bought as is in 2007 that was very high end stuff at the time. Still works quite well today. Planning out a new custom PC i'm going to build with the help of a lot of people here at the OC forums.

I would like to turn my current PC into an HTPC and build my new one for gaming. Both of these will be built into a Desk in within about 14 inches of each other.

What i would like to is water cool them both possibly with in the same loop? I would also like to run a line up to an xbox which will be in the desk as well.

Is this something thats possible?

Would it be better to simply run them on separate loops completely?

Thanks
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Its possible, but you'll need 2 or 3 pumps in series, but i dont think the htpc would need a WC, unless you want WC because of noise. But its feasible
Something like, Main pc cpu block > gpu ?block > rad > htpc block > xbox dunno how >res> pump1> pump2 > cpu block, something like that.

It will be a little hard but, i think separate loop are best.
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You couldn't just do it off of one larger pump?
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You couldn't just do it off of one larger pump?
No, a larger pump will emit much more vibration + noise and there are also none made like that for watercooling a PC (that I know of).


It is possible to do what you are asking, but I would think something around 4-5 pumps in series would be needed and many feet of tubing. To be honest, it would be much easier to do separate loops for each build.

However, if you are up to the challenge, it is possible as long as it is done correctly.
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It would be a hella of a presentable project
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You could do this easy, it depends how many blocks and what blocks but you could likely get away with a single MCP6xx since they are going to be very close. I would say the smartest thing to do is to run 2 6xx pumps since (as long as they are mounted well) they will be pretty quiet.
    
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