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so my current set up is

655/res>cpu>rad

keeps my temp flowing around 60c 5ghz at 1.48v on prime95, 73c max on intelburn


now i plan on adding a waterblock for my gpu and was wondering which one would be best?

rad>cpu>res>gpu

or

res>cpu>rad>gpu

or should i get another 120mm rad just for my gpu?

any input would be appreciated
Edited by jay2nice000 - 10/3/12 at 12:38pm
    
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Is your reservoir integrated with a pump?

 

If so I would have to say for best result, you would probably want RES/Pump > CPU > RAD > GPU.  Although in a small loop like this one, loop order doesn't make that much of a difference.  It's more about keeping overall tube length to a minimum to guaranty maximum flow for your loop.

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Order doesn't really matter as far as temps are concerned. The loop will quickly equalize within a degree or 2 no matter what the order is.
    
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Is your reservoir integrated with a pump?

If so I would have to say for best result, you would probably want RES/Pump > CPU > RAD > GPU.  Although in a small loop like this one, loop order doesn't make that much of a difference.  It's more about keeping overall tube length to a minimum to guaranty maximum flow for your loop.
ops i forgot to say that me res has a 655 pump, i know that my pump has enough power. im just trying to be my parts as cool as possible
    
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Is your reservoir integrated with a pump?

If so I would have to say for best result, you would probably want RES/Pump > CPU > RAD > GPU.  Although in a small loop like this one, loop order doesn't make that much of a difference.  It's more about keeping overall tube length to a minimum to guaranty maximum flow for your loop.
ops i forgot to say that me res has a 655 pump, i know that my pump has enough power. im just trying to be my parts as cool as possible

 

Then you're pretty much fine with any loop order at all.  Go for looks at this point, cleanest loop you can get, don't be afraid to get creative either.  tons of great build logs on this site.  I have 2 myself in my signature, Projects Maple Leaf and Canary Red.

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RES>CPU>RAD>GPU, but as mentioned earlier it does not make much difference, as long as you keep the tubes as simple as possible...
Adding another RAD is always a good idea, I have just added a 3rd 120mm RAD in push only config and that lowered CPU temperatures by 3C, but it is not a must, if your current RAD is big enough it should handle both GPU and CPU.
In my setup the GPU, even heavily overclocked (HD7850@1200MHz) does not dissipate too much heat into the loop sitting just a degree or 2 above the coolant temps and that is under full load.
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