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So I bought some new gear which I should have all but the links by the end of the week. I was wondering the best way to get my flow. I have the 800D so the a 360 will be up top and a 120 will be at the bottom.

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2x EK-FC7970 for AMD Reference Design Radeon HD 7970 / 7950 - Acetal + EN (Nickel)
2x EK FC Link R48X0/58X0/6970/7970 - SLI Connection (EK-FC Link R48X0/58X0)


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Does not really matter as long as you have Res > Pump. I would do Res > Pump > Rad > Block > Block > Rad > Block > Block > back to Res
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post #3 of 7
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Well, the pump and res will be together in the front bays. what do you/you guys think of this flow. Not really liking the crisscross but this is a rough sketch.

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Edited by OverSightX - 2/21/12 at 7:44pm
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Wondering which one would get me better temps.
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post #5 of 7
Direction arrows would help, but I'm guessing that the second one goes res / pump > 120rad > GPU 1 / 2 > 360 rad > CPU > res / pump.

If so then I would go with that. Either one will not make a huge difference to temperatures but the second one will be cleaner and use less tubing.

The reason why there will not be a huge difference in temperatures is due to the heat capacity of water; it is rather large. It takes a lot of heat to increase the water temperature significantly.

It takes 264W to heat water moving at 1GPM by 1°C

So even after going through your two 7970's the water is going to be <2°C warmer than the inlet (assuming 1GPM).
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Thanks for the explanation. I learn something new everyday. You were right on the flow. I am thinking that way it would look much better as well.

Rse/Pump >120rad > Gpu's >360rad > CPU > res/pump
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Res/pump > 360rad > CPU > 120rad > GPU's > res/pump

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Originally Posted by OverSightX View Post

Thanks for the explanation. I learn something new everyday. You were right on the flow. I am thinking that way it would look much better as well.
Rse/Pump >120rad > Gpu's >360rad > CPU > res/pump
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Res/pump > 360rad > CPU > 120rad > GPU's > res/pump
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NVM
The first diagram is the best way.
Edited by Ivan TSI - 2/22/12 at 9:07am
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