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hello to all, just wondering what is the most important part in watercooling, erformance and cooling wise. is it the waterblock? the radiator? the coolant?
is it the better the quality of the cpu block, the better it will cool it?
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Hey pujo, Why did you go with the 3/8 tube instead of the 7/16 x 5/8? It would of cooled better, the page you linked me to showed it having the7/16..Anyway you still have a nice rig there... I would say the most importent part is the pump, you have to base all your other selections on the capibilities of the pump...The better the pump the more and better WB's it can handle...
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Hey pujo, Why did you go with the 3/8 tube instead of the 7/16 x 5/8? It would of cooled better, the page you linked me to showed it having the7/16..Anyway you still have a nice rig there... I would say the most importent part is the pump, you have to base all your other selections on the capibilities of the pump...The better the pump the more and better WB's it can handle...
ah i see, ok, gonna order the 7/16 tube, does that mean more water flow with the 7/16 tube?
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Well I dont know if there is a most crucial part, although I might say Waterblock, but even with the god of all waterblocks a crappy pump means crappy cooling, but with a super pump and crappy waterblock also crappy cooling, same with rad and other parts. But if I HAD to pick one I would say waterblock.
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They must all work effectively in unision.

One affects the other.
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Originally Posted by pujo
ah i see, ok, gonna order the 7/16 tube, does that mean more water flow with the 7/16 tube?
Yeah it will make a big difference in flow..Just get all your fittings 1/2 inch and the 7/16 will fit them...You may have to heat the end of your tubing in some hot water to get them on....The 7/16 x 5/8 flows just about as well as the 1/2 inch and it's a lot easier to route around in your box, it gives it a little tighter seal on your barbs to, so less chance of leaks....I'm glad you decided to go with a good rig like this, you wont regret it...
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post #8 of 11
Too small a hose creates restriction.
Too fast a water flow can be a bad thing if it doesn't have enough time to cool in the radiator.
The rad should be away from the inside of the heated case to be more effective.
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the most critical part ?

Paying attention to detail during leak test/installation
  
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Originally Posted by Dryadsoul
the most critical part ?

Paying attention to detail during leak test/installation
I second that! Really, all the parts have to be sufficient, not necessarily expensive but efficient.
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