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post #1 of 11
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hey guys, I have a situation where I can add a GPU block to my CPU loop, but it would require going from a 1/2" tubing to a 1/4" tubing

right now, its all 1/2" ID, and with my idea, it would require a 1/4" out from the CPU, to the GPU, then back to the res.

Is this a good idea or no?

Only thing I can think of is that the flow rate would be faster in the 1/4" tubing than the 1/2"

Overall, I think it would help, but any info details is helpful.
post #2 of 11
Why would it require 1/4" tubing? It would work, but I really don't know what it would do to the flow after the restriction.
 
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basically i'm taking a corsair h100 that I already have mounted on my GPU, and now I wanna just add it to my CPU loop for better cooling, right now the GPU maxes at 70° and I know after doing this and a few other mods, I can cut it down a good bit.

the h100 barbs are 1/4" ID tubes, so thats why I would have to use 1/4" tube from the CPU block to the GPU block, then to the Rez.
post #4 of 11
Wow thats really low flow rates with that size tubing
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post #5 of 11
You are planning to add a Gpu block to this weak pump : http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?277795-CORSAIR-H100-Inside-The-Block-And-Pump-Preview&p=5018179&highlight=h100+pump#post5018179 ? That block better be a really low restriction block.
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no no, i'm adding the h100 block and pump in addition to a full loop ( pump, rez, rad )

the h100 block itself, is mounted on the GPU. My idea would cut out having 2 rads, and allow the h100/GPU to take advantage of the larger rad, cooling, and flow.

and currently, my h100 is completely inside the case, and doing my idea, would allow the heat from it to vent out of the case completely, instead of keeping it in the case as it is now.
(and i will have enough fans to do a push/pull on my rad)

check here to show what i have now
http://www.overclock.net/t/1140299/gtx-480-sli-antec-620s-mod/240#post_16060891
post #7 of 11
I'd recommend against going from 1/2 to 1/4 in a loop. You will get some bad noises from the tube size differences. Just ask any plumber and he'll smack ya in the head for asking that.
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Why not just sell the H100 and buy a universal gpu block and a cheap 240 rad.
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I could sell it, and get a universal GPU block, but.. 1. I HATE ordering things from the internet, and would I need another rad or would my one be enough?
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I would sell that stuff and get a Rasa kit
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