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Thanks! For anyone wondering, here's a diagram I made planning out the loop. The green circles indicate where there will be Y splitters. I plan to run most of the loop parallel to minimize pressure drop and optimize flow.

I'd have another cup of coffee, and think some more on this loop setup.

Running things in parallel distibutes the flow inversely to the restriction, which could end up having flow thru one block less than sufficient to produce turbulent flow.

It also makes for a maze of tubing biggrin.gif and I can't imagine how it could optimize . . . . since it offers no control points.

It's a simple loop, I'd start with everything in series, untill temps or a flow meter convinced me that I need to make changes.


You know I'm a sucker for serious case mods, . . . . . and red thumb.gifthumb.gif


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 12/20/12 at 12:32am
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I'd have another cup of coffee, and think some more on this loop setup.
Running things in parallel distibutes the flow inversely to the restriction, which could end up having flow thru one block less than sufficient to produce turbulent flow.
It also makes for a maze of tubing biggrin.gif and I can't imagine how it could optimize . . . . since it offers no control points.
It's a simple loop, I'd start with everything in series, untill temps or a flow meter convinced me that I need to make changes.
You know I'm a sucker for serious case mods, . . . . . and red thumb.gifthumb.gif
Darlene

Thanks Darlene! thumb.gif I'll keep that in mind and probably try a few options; I just didn't know if there would be too much flow restriction on a single MCP35X pump. Then ahain it's only one more piece and a lot less tubing than my last build, which seemed to suffice fine..

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Why only 3.5 length trim? Subbed

That's all the length I can take out and still have enough room for the front-mounted PSU, M-ATX mobo, amd cable grommets. Puls it looks sexy this way biggrin.gif.
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Thanks Darlene! thumb.gif I'll keep that in mind and probably try a few options; I just didn't know if there would be too much flow restriction on a single MCP35X pump. Then ahain it's only one more piece and a lot less tubing than my last build, which seemed to suffice fine..
That's all the length I can take out and still have enough room for the front-mounted PSU, M-ATX mobo, amd cable grommets. Puls it looks sexy this way biggrin.gif.


Won't even make a 35X work up a sweat biggrin.gif

Darlene
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I just spent $80 on paracord, tools, and parts to sleeve my PSU and make extensions as well, and just realized I forgot to order heatshrink and a molex tool rolleyes.gif.
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Not much of an update until I get some stuffs in, but I ordered the paracord and some tools today. As this thing gets moving I'll do my best to log all tools and materials I use as well.
I ordered 200' of red camo nylon 550 paracord and 50' of thin red line nylon 550 paracord from mrparacord. I would've ordered more of the latter but thst's all they had.
I alsi ordered 48 male and 48 female atx pins, some black connectors, ATX pin removal tool, and a Molex crimper from Frozen CPU. When I get more funds I'll order a molex tool as well. Gonna do my best to go heatshrinkless.
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Thanks! For anyone wondering, here's a diagram I made planning out the loop. The green circles indicate where there will be Y splitters. I plan to run most of the loop parallel to minimize pressure drop and optimize flow.


Posting as a concerned citizen, but Swiftech says their res-rads cannot be used as reservoirs when mounted any way but vertically with the res on top.

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Radiator possible orientations:

MCRx20-QP

Vertical (inlet/outlet at top) : yes
Vertical (upside-down): possible accumulation of some air in the upper radiator plenum over time; we recommend using an MCRx20-QP-RES instead
On the side: yes
Horizontal (either face): yes

MCRx20-QP-RES

Vertical (inlet/outlet at bottom): Yes (recommended installation)
Vertical (upside-down): Yes (reservoir functionality disabled)
On the side: Yes (reservoir functionality disabled)
Horizontal (either face): Yes (reservoir functionality disabled)

It's got me scrambling to replan my next build too. frown.gif
Edited by BBEG - 12/21/12 at 10:47am
    
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