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I currently have an Arc Mini with an XSPC RS240 Kit and some primochill tubing. My plans in the immediate future are to add a GTX590 Classified Hydro Copper to my rig. Of course I will need to add an additional rad. So my questions regarding this are as follows:

1. Is the pump in the XSPC bay res strong enough to sustain good flow through the CPU block and the dual GPU block? I know there were some advances in increasing flow between the old hydro copper blocks and the new ones.

2. Will a RX240 or Black Ice Extreme 240 as a second rad be enough to cool both? I do plan on OC'ing a good extent.

For reference, another member's pic with how the rad's will be situated. A brief outline of my planned loop is drawn in red. It will go pump->top rad->CPU->GPU->bottom rad->res.

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3. Two part question about the loop:
a. Is this a well planned loop?
b. Will two 90 degree fittings in quick succession to get the loop from the bottom rad to the bay res overly limit flow?


Thanks everyone for the replies!
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1) The pump/res will handle the planned setup, had mine pushing 1 rx 360, 1 rasa block and 2 6970 Razors.

2) An EX or RX 240 should be enough.

3) looks fine.
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It'll be fine. Adding an RX240 or a GTX240 would be fine. 90 degree fittings won't hurt you much.
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