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Yup, as long as the rest is directly before the pump, your loop order will be fine. The temps will even out over the time you use the computer, so the location of the radiator doesn't matter. The only time I would worry about it is if you have multiple high-heat components in serial, in which case hhaving a rad bbetween some of them can benefit the components later in the loop, by a few degrees, but the difference is not that much to worry about.
   
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I recently ordered some more AP-14's. I went with this fan because it was a tad cheaper, but I also wanted less noise than the AP-15. AP-15's are just too loud in my opinion. I have had bad luck with fan controllers, so I want a fan that may not need to be turned down. If I do need to slow it down, I will look into resistors to slow them down.

Just a couple thoughts from my experience.

Here is a review that I looked at before buying the new fans.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-140-fans-roundup_18.html
     
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post #13 of 58
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Woot woot my package has arrived in the mail!!!! So happy. Sent the better half to go pick it up for me since I'm working till late! I get to play with my new toys!! biggrin.gif
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I still need to obtain a silver coil.. I was given a bottle of dead water from frozencpu.. any good? Or a gimmic? Should i just use distilled water? I wont be using any coolant since they can cause blockages.. after im comfortable with my setup and want more of a pleasing display I will order some uv tubing and a uv cathode. I am really jumping in deep with this build first time for me!
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I still need to obtain a silver coil.. I was given a bottle of dead water from frozencpu.. any good? Or a gimmic? Should i just use distilled water? I wont be using any coolant since they can cause blockages.. after im comfortable with my setup and want more of a pleasing display I will order some uv tubing and a uv cathode. I am really jumping in deep with this build first time for me!
Just get distilled water
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Mayhem dies and coolants dont have a single instance of sludge or blockage. I use distilled but I understand.the desire to have cool looking coolant.
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Thank you all so much fellas. Cannot thank you all for your help and advice! May post some rig pics before during and after!!!
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an RX360 radiator is enough rad space for CPU and GPU, don't bother adding another RAD when you GPU unless you want too for the hell of it. other than that, looks good. and push pull for the win, but either works great. go pull if you're going one sided, makes dust control easier.
 
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I still need to obtain a silver coil.. I was given a bottle of dead water from frozencpu.. any good? Or a gimmic? Should i just use distilled water? I wont be using any coolant since they can cause blockages.. after im comfortable with my setup and want more of a pleasing display I will order some uv tubing and a uv cathode. I am really jumping in deep with this build first time for me!

DEAD WATER > Kill Coil

I personally think that using PT-Nuke, PT-Nuke-PHN, or Dead Water is much better than adding yet another metal into the loop, regardless of how relatively-small that kill coil is, as it still COULD contribute to any corrosion.... Now, WILL it cause corrosion? I have no idea, likely not but scientifically it's plausible. I'd rather not take the risk...

I use Pure Distilled with a bit of PTNuke-PHN...
   
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DEAD WATER > Kill Coil

I personally think that using PT-Nuke, PT-Nuke-PHN, or Dead Water is much better than adding yet another metal into the loop, regardless of how relatively-small that kill coil is, as it still COULD contribute to any corrosion.... Now, WILL it cause corrosion? I have no idea, likely not but scientifically it's plausible. I'd rather not take the risk...

I use Pure Distilled with a bit of PTNuke-PHN...

I agree, I tried the kill coil and now think it is a waste. Distilled water and PT-Nuke is all I use now.
     
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