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This will be my second loop I've built in the last 2 months. I really appreciate everyones help so far with all the idiot questions I had before I started all of this. I've caught the bug and now I'm doing what I should have probably done in the first place. The first built went through okay but I wasn't extremely thrilled with it so I've put in motion another round of upgrades.

Would you guys be able to look at this and let me know what you think and if I should make any changes?

I'm trying to mimic what Martin mentioned in his review of the Koolance RP-452X2 (Series Pumps in Combined Loop). I've also tried to keep my options open for the future if I decided to add more to the loop.



Please let me know if you have ANY suggetions on the order of the loop or the tubing thus far. Also, would anyone have any suggestions on how to add a drain to this loop? I've read about so many different options and I'm not sure what the best would be for my situation.

Thank you!

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post #2 of 10
here is my loop order

post #3 of 10
Seems like you have the loop order down. That's what I would do.

As for draining, I'd get an inline T with the drain end as a quick disconnect/connect or a inline T drain valve with the same concept.

Or you can have it linking to this

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23569
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post #4 of 10
Yeah that loop order seems pretty good. I would definitely recommend adding a drain line. Buy a T adapter and there ya go
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Sweet. Thanks everyone! I like to double check just to make sure I'm not making any dumb mistakes. +REP for all!


I'm still confused about setting up a drain. Would I need to set up two drains since I'm doing 2 connected loops? Would something like this work at the bottom of my loop after my GPU's?

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=264
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post #6 of 10
No 1 drain since its all really just one loop with two pumps.
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post #7 of 10
Well apparently loop order isn't so important, which makes sense when you think about it.

Personally though i'm more comfortable having a radiator stop before a waterblock. Downside is long tubing but this also makes it easier to remove blocks, as the slack tubing provides room to move the blocks out of the way.

Down to you really.
post #8 of 10
That's much more radiator than needed...

Regarding draining, using two drain points might make the process easier, since you'll have a low point for both parts of the loop.

Personally I'd just hook up the dual pumps in immediate series and go with one RX480 for a simple, clean loop. Not that there's anything wrong with your plan, especially considering you have such an enormous case to work with, and some money to blow, apparently.
Edited by t-ramp - 10/24/11 at 10:02am
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That's much more radiator than needed...

Regarding draining, using two drain points might make the process easier, since you'll have a low point for both parts of the loop.

Personally I'd just hook up the dual pumps in immediate series and go with one RX480 for a simple, clean loop. Not that there's anything wrong with your plan, especially considering you have such an enormous case to work with, and some money to blow, apparently.
Thanks!

Okay so I'll most likely go with 2 drains one on each side of the case. I'm guessing one right after the GPUs and one right before the RX360 am I right?

Also, what things could I get that would allow me to hook up a tube to drain instead of keeping it in the case at all times? Could I some how hook up a Tline with a quick disconnect? I'd like to not keep the extra line in the case unless I want to drain. What do you think my options are?
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post #10 of 10
I know some people have mentioned hooking up one QDC to a length of tube running from a T-fitting, and then just connecting a second QDC to the first in order to drain the loop. That should work fine.

Edit: Or you could just get a threaded QDC and screw it into a T-block, then keep a second QDC with tubing attached handy for easy draining.
Edited by t-ramp - 10/25/11 at 8:04am
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