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I read somewhere that in the loop, the pump always goes after the reservoir, but I was wondering what exactly the best area to place a pump is. Like what order should it be in the loop, and I know that it should probably be placed the lowest of any of the components. My loop will consist of 2 gpu blocks, a cpu block, a tripple rad, pump, and res. Thanks.
post #2 of 3
Connect it directly to the res. Lower if you can (than the rest). As for the rest of the components, well shorter and cleaner tubing will normally be what everyone suggests. Having rads between parts only changes deltas between parts by like 1 or 2 c, which isn't worth all the hassel and tubing. It also can hinder flow rates.

Res - pump - closest component - closest component - closest component - closest component - Res
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"Directly before the pump" is a bit misleading. Basically, you can have the pump anywhere, as long as water will freely flow to it from gravity alone, in the proper order. For example, you could have a bay res, have the flow go down to a GPU, then to the pump. Gravity will still let the water get there without issue and not cause any pump flow problems.
 
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