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Hey Guys first I wanna say Hi to everyone on OCN you guys and girls have been very helpful o me in the last few months. I'm starting a new build in a Switch 810 I have just about all the parts for my loop except for one more universal water block for my GPU. I just need alil help figuring out what the best order would be for my loop. The first order I have tried was Res-Pump-120-cpu-360-Res. But now I am going to be adding my GPU's to the loop for now I'll ony be adding one but as soon as I can get the second universal block it'll also be going on. Would Res-Pump-Cpu-360-GPU-120-Res be a better order? I know I don't wanna have it going from either block straight back to the res because it'll end up just storing hot water. And another question I have is should I put the first GPU block I have on the lower GPU or the upper one? I have 2 6870's 1 is a reference card the other isn't. Right now I have been using the reference card on top since it's longer like that the lower card doesn't block the blower fan on it. But since Ill be adding a universal block should I put it on the lower card so the top card isn't soaking up as much heat? Or would that matter much? I plan on getting the second block in the next 2-3 weeks so it won't be like this for long. Any help and Guidance I get will be very greatly apreciated. And again OCN ROCKS thumb.gif
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the order of your loop doesnt matter as long as the res is higher than your pump. i would also put the first GPU block on whatever video card is closest to the next thing in the loop.
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Truth be told, the order of your CPU/GPU(s) doesn't really matter all that much in the loop. After about 20 minutes, your water temp will stabilize and at best, your temps will only change by maybe 1-2C regardless if your CPU is first or your CPU is first, etc.
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Just to expand on what the other two guys have said, the water temperature does not change by much as it goes through the loop.

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

Take your loop -

200W for the CPU (extreme)
150W for each GPU
500W total (assuming you WC both GPUs at some point).

500 / 264 = 1.9°C

That means that the water temperature in your loop will vary by less than 2°C at steady state between the "hot" and "cold" water. So there isn't really any "hot" water to worry about, just "slightly warmer" and "slightly cooler" water.


As for which card to WC, I would assume that the non-ref has the better / quieter cooler, so cool the reference card first. If you are using a universal block remember that the VRMs and vRAM will need heat sinks and some air flow.

With that in mind I would be tempted to leave it in on the bottom, however if you can rig up a fan or other air flow over the card you could put it up top. This would allow your non-ref card to breathe.
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Thank goodness I got your post before you edited it Darlene. I was hoping to hear from you seeing as you seem to know what your talking about every time I read one of your posts. I'll pm you maybe you can give me some advice if you don't mind. I don't know alot about water cooling loops but I do know that order does matter just trying to find out what the best order would be for my set-up.
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As said before it doesn't really matter the order of your loop. I am currently cooling my cpu and 1 gpu with a rasa kit so basically my set up is, res - pump - 360 rad - cpu block - gpu block - back to res. Seems to work great for me. I also have an extra line of tubing coming from my gpu to allow for a drain port. Doesn't seem to make any difference with temps. Not a bad idea to add yourself a drain port in there some where so you don't have to risk getting anything wet when you need to change the liquid or take anything apart or add something.
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Just to expand on what the other two guys have said, the water temperature does not change by much as it goes through the loop.
It takes 264W to heat water at 1GPM by 1°C
Take your loop -
200W for the CPU (extreme)
150W for each GPU
500W total (assuming you WC both GPUs at some point).
500 / 264 = 1.9°C
That means that the water temperature in your loop will vary by less than 2°C at steady state between the "hot" and "cold" water. So there isn't really any "hot" water to worry about, just "slightly warmer" and "slightly cooler" water.
As for which card to WC, I would assume that the non-ref has the better / quieter cooler, so cool the reference card first. If you are using a universal block remember that the VRMs and vRAM will need heat sinks and some air flow.
With that in mind I would be tempted to leave it in on the bottom, however if you can rig up a fan or other air flow over the card you could put it up top. This would allow your non-ref card to breathe.


Basic thermodynamics FTW.
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I have the drain and fill ports for it and am also using a Bitspower balljoint valve for the drain. But don't you think it's not a good idea to dump water that was heatedby your cpu and gpu into your res and through you pump before trying to cool it? Basically what your doing is warehouse warm water aren't you? I haven't done many loop so far but all my loops have always run through a rad before the res as I was always told that is the best way to go.
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Windows 7 Premium 64 bit A.O.C. e2343Fk A.O.C. e2343Fk A.O.C. e2343Fk 
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