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First WC rig, fusion thermo question

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Hi everyone, I'm kinda new here. I know this forum because I'm always looking here when I need answer to my question but this one is a little harder to find.

I'm gonna build something big in 6 month or so (need to move in a bigger house) and I'm planning to WC my pc.

I like how Maximus V formula looks like, it seems to perform well and it's not the most expensive mobo I've seen. But I heard their fusion thermo is kinda restrictive and barbs are made for 10mm tube. The problem is that I want to run my loop with 12mm tube and I would like to know if it is possible to run a 10mm tube from the last block before the fusion thermo and to the next block and just get back 12mm loop after that?

My english is not so good so I'm gonna give an exemple:

I'm gonna use XSPC 360 RS kit with D5 Vario pump. So let's start from the RES with 12mm tube to the RAD then to the GPU block then to the CPU block, now I could use a 10mm tube out of the CPU going into the fusion thermo, then into the RAM block in 10mm and back to the rad in 12mm.

I know it is technically possible with the right fitting at the right place but I was wondering if it was really bad for the flow. The pump I'll use is supposed to be kinda powerful but since it's my first WC rig I cant say how it will be affected.

I will probably use a i7-3770k to 4.8-5ghz (depending of what I can get with no more than 1.4v) so temp should not be very high and I won't OC my GPU (I want a standard 660 to put the EK full block on it but maybe I'm gonna go for a 660 ti with a universal block and some heatsink on memory and things) so I dont really care loosing 2-3 degrees because my loop goes into the gpu before the cpu or whatever. I read that if my flow is good there won't be much difference. I want to have a clean looking and simple loop.

Thanks for reading this and helping me with all your knowledge ^^
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A little bump in case someone can help me ^^
post #3 of 4
No problem in physically changing the sizes as you said, you just need to order two 10mm fittings and a length of 10mm ID tubing.

As for flow, it will not cause too much trouble. From what I have seen the fusion thermo is literally a bit of 10mm pipe that runs through the heat sink, not at all restrictive. You will be getting way more restriction from your RAM block.

In terms of restriction 10mm tubing is not that much worse than 12mm over the distances we are using, in fact you probably wouldn't notice the difference between your planned 12 / 10mm mix and just running 10mm throughout.


Incidentally for any Americans reading this:

10mm ~ 3/8"
11mm ~ 7/16"
12-13mm ~ 1/2"
16mm ~ 5/8"
19mm ~ 3/4"
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Nice thanks a lot. I think im gonna loop it in 10mm then, it will be easier. And I dont know if im gonna use maximus finally. I saw the msi mpower yesterday and it looks really nice for 184$ from ncix. I was taking maximus for fusion thermo cause my case will be low on air flow. But i know that if someday a wb is made for the mpower it will be as expensive as a maximus at the end
Edited by hexen9135 - 1/25/13 at 7:20pm
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