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I was wondering, is there a big degree difference if any? I am either going to do 1 large loop with res-mcp35x-cpu-rad-gpu-rad-res. Or i can do a single loop for my 7970, and a single for my cpu, only thing im worried with 1 large loop is that the cpu might be 5c hotter, and i want to overclock the 3770k to the max. Let me know what ya think, will be using rs 360 for my cpu and ex 360 for the gpu.
I already have the extra pump and res, id use the xspc res/pump combo so, no biggie with the parts.
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Do one loop. It is cheaper, easier to maintain and there is no difference in temperature.

It has been debated over and over again, but a single loop will have negligible difference in temps from two loops while being easier to handle.
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Go one loop, it's easier to set it up and is more cost effective, the temperature difference is negligible.
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How large will the temp difference be on my cpu? + 2C or more?
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How large will the temp difference be on my cpu? + 2C or more?

Not even. Takes 264w at 1pgm to rais water by 1c. As long as you have the rads needed to dissipate the heat, you'll not see a very big difference.

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more like under 1... if you have the same rad space and the same fans for 1 or 2 loops.. it will be the exact same.. the water will only get so hot and equilize... you wont notice a diffrence
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Roger, doing single then. Planning on doing ex 360 with 6 yate looms on it for the gpu, already have rs 360 with 6 yl on the cpu rad.
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Roger, doing single then. Planning on doing ex 360 with 6 yate looms on it for the gpu, already have rs 360 with 6 yl on the cpu rad.

With that much rad your temps should be just fine.
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