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Poll Results: Which loop in order and look seems better?

 
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    Loop #1a
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    Loop #1b
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    Loop #2a
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    Loop #2b
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    Loop #3a
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    Loop #3b
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    Loop #4
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    Loop #5a
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    Loop #5b
  • 12% (1)
    Loop #6a
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    Loop #6b
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    Loop #7
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey there OCN..im finally almost ready to watercool. Before i get to it i have to ask one important question so i know how to do my loop. What i want to ask is if its fine or not to position the pump before the reservoir right after the waterblock. To help you answer me my loop will be a simple loop cooling ONLY the CPU and it will consist of the following parts:
-CPU Waterblock: XSPC Raystorm (this block is the least flow resistive of all the blocks so this actually made my ask the question)
-Radiator: Black Ice GTX 480 (This will be mounted outside of the case on top of it on a radiator stand)
-Pump: Swiftech MCP-350
-Reservoir: Magicool Tank MC-AGB250 Reservoir 250mm later will upgrade to FrozenQ Liquid Fusion 250mm.
-Case: Coolermaster 690 II Advanced. Dont worry about the little space. As i case modder i can mount the res or pump almost anywhere.

After i got this question answered i would like people to choose which one of those loops looks best and performs best in their own opinions. It took my a good amount of time to draw those so i would greatly appreciate if you could help me out here.

Loops:
1)Loop 1: In this concept the reservoir is mounted between the motherboard and the drive bays right on the cable management holes. The pump will be located on the bottom of the case bellow the false floor i made.
a)Loop #1a - The reservoir comes right after the waterblock and after it come the pump.


b)Loop #1b - Here the pump goes first after the block instead and after comes the reservoir. I dont know if this affects the performance on so low flow restriction.


2)Loop 2: In this loop the reservoir is possitioned on the same spot like the previous loop but the pump is located on the false floor right on the PSU.

a)Loop #2a - Res first, pump after.


b)Loop #2b - Pump first, res after. Same like the previous #1b concept.


3)Loop 3: In this loop the Reservoir is placed on the falser floor right under the GPU and the pump is located on the bottom of the case under the false floor.

a)Loop #3a - Res first, pump after.


b)Loop #3b - Pump first, res after.


4)Loop #4: In this loop the Reservoir is placed on the falser floor right under the GPU like the previous concept and the pump is located next to the reservoir on the false floor right on the PSU. In this loop the only order that matched my looks was the Res->Pump. The Pump->Res order just didnt look right.


5)Loop 5: In this loop the Reservoir is positioned on the side PCI slow(i will drill some mountil holes or find a different way to mount it) right on the PSU vertically. The pump is once again right under the false floor on the bottom of the case hidden.

a)Loop #5a - Res first, pump after.


b)Loop #5b - Pump first, res after.


6)Loop 6: In this loop both the Reservoir and the pump are next to each other on the false floor right on the PSU.

a)Loop #6a - Res first, pump after.


b)Loop #6b - Pump first, res after.


7)Loop #7: In this loop the reservoir is mounted on top of the case horizontically. The pump is as usual hidden under the false floor on the bottom of the case. In this loop the reservoir goes first, then the pump.


8)Loop #8: In this loop the reservoir is on the same spot like the previous loop concept on top of the case while the pump on the false floor right on the PSU giving a triangular look of the tubing. Again reservoir goes first, then the pump.


As you can all see i did a really simpe loop a rather complicated choice covering all possible possitioning combinations. I know its rather painful to read all that and compare but i would greatly appreciate if you could point me out.
To all of you, thanks in advance for your time
Edited by Heartl3ss - 11/2/11 at 6:00pm
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post #2 of 9
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I also forgot to add the Loop #8 with the triangular view on the poll so if you prefer this you can just leave it as a comment
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post #3 of 9
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So, anyone who can tell me if adding the pump before the reservoir and after the waterblock will affect cooling performance?
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post #4 of 9
Yes it will pump needs to be after the res so the pump does not run out of water
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post #5 of 9
I have mine as AS 1A but with a GPU block after the CPU
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xraven771 View Post
I have mine as AS 1A but with a GPU block after the CPU
Edit :
that looks really nice mate
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post #7 of 9
Basically, it doesn't matter what order it is in, as long as the Res feeds directly into the pump and the res is higher up than the pump. Other than that build it however and in whatever location you find easiest or think looks best.
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post #8 of 9
Res before pump other than that loop order doesn't matter
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post #9 of 9
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cool..thanks guys..its good to have that question answered...it looks like i should do only loops with #a which have the res first that can feed the pump properly...so lets see know which loop people like most based on looks..!
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