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Hey everyone,

this is my new liquid cooling project that i will be taking on. So since this is my first liquid cooling project i weanted to know if i was doing it correctly. These are the parts that i plan on using and the flow diagram that i came up with for my case.

swiftech MCP 355
XSPC MCP 355 top
EK- multiOption RES X2-150 advanced
Gentle Typhoons fans
XSPC EX240
XSPC RX120
EK Supreme HF
PrimoFlex PRO LRT White Tubing
Bitpower fittings
Danger den Fillport

this is my flow digram:
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so what do you guys think. and just to make sure everyone kowns that this is my white water project in my sig

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i would only change one thing. i would have the coolant come out of the 240 rad, then to the 120 rad, then to the cpu block and then from the cpu block to the res. having that 120 rad between the cpu and res is going to be a waist and wont do anything for your temps.
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i would only change one thing. i would have the coolant come out of the 240 rad, then to the 120 rad, then to the cpu block and then from the cpu block to the res. having that 120 rad between the cpu and res is going to be a waist and wont do anything for your temps.

I don't think it matters either way... They use the same amount of tubing, so I wouldn't bother.

Honestly, the build looks solid. Just make sure all your fittings and tubing are the same ID smile.gif
     
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I don't think it matters either way... They use the same amount of tubing, so I wouldn't bother.
Honestly, the build looks solid. Just make sure all your fittings and tubing are the same ID smile.gif

its not about the tubing, its about getting the best temps out of the coolant before it hits the waterblock. having a small 120mm rad after the coolant is heated is not going to cool it enough, and it will end up going to ambient in the res.
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its not about the tubing, its about getting the best temps out of the coolant before it hits the waterblock. having a small 120mm rad after the coolant is heated is not going to cool it enough, and it will end up going to ambient in the res.

Its all relative really. At a certain point the water is going to be the same temperature throughout and the temps on all components will stabilize regardless of rad placement. The only thing this changes is how long the temps stay lower when a load is applied. This is why anyone in the OCN water cooling club will tell you only make the order that uses the least amount of tubing for better flow rates and cleaner look smile.gif
     
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I do things a little bit different.
I go (pump - 360 rad - cpu - 360 rad - res - pump - 360 rad - gpu - res) on my systems.
Requires 3 rads and 2 pumps to cool 2 blocks.
Also requires longer tubing runs witch is not really a good idea if your only running one pump. With 2 pumps in one loop its not so bad.
This makes sure you don't get heat dump from your components transferring to the the next block in line.
It works like a dual loop system but like every one has said the water temp will some what normalize.
The setup I gave only really helps with cooling massively overclocked systems.
Edited by mcj66106 - 2/18/12 at 3:08pm
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Its all relative really. At a certain point the water is going to be the same temperature throughout and the temps on all components will stabilize regardless of rad placement. The only thing this changes is how long the temps stay lower when a load is applied.

This is what you should be aiming for, no matter how much coolant the loop holds, no matter how many rads you use it will stabilize and leave you with a consistent temp. the aim is to increase the time before you get to that consistent temp.
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