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post #1 of 18
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Will you guys cool your CPU then GPU or gpu -> cpu?
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post #2 of 18
cpu -> gpu for me
post #3 of 18
I don't have water, but logic would dictate CPU, then everything else.
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post #4 of 18
CPU > GPU

w/ h2o cpu > gpu cuz the cpu is much cooler than a gpu.
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
some people cool their gpu 1st then cpu
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post #6 of 18
If you have multiple rads then it helps to stick one in between. However, eventually as a loop cycles and such it won't really matter. When I had my 6990/5970 on water, I had my CPU come first in the loop, but it was more of aesthetics and such then temp gains or losses.
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post #7 of 18
Nothing wrong with that either Only thing that matters is keeping temperature low enough to keep everything cool. You could always position a small radiator between the GPU and CPU as well.
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post #8 of 18
IMO it doesn't matter which one is cooled first as long as its Rad then CPU
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post #9 of 18
rad-> gpu -> rad -> cpu. doesnt realy matter in my case then i guess.
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post #10 of 18
Thank god this is water cooling. My laptop cools its cpu first on air and i really wish it didnt. CPU can fry for all i care please save teh graphics lol.
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