Originally Posted by Ashuiegi
i have a few questions
what's the advantage of parallel loops?
you have a lot more tubing it seems
why everybody do individually sleeved cable?
specially for the pcie , they tend to spread and look a bit messy i think
why not leaving just the last part and still put a larger sleeve around most of it ?
Ok good questions actually, im assuming your asking because you plan to do a build.
First: Im doing parallel loops because I have noticed a huge difference in tempatures when running a paralleled loop opposed to a single loop especially with a big RES. The reason is each piece of hardware runs at different tempatures, and it makes sense that the first thing in the loop should be the hottest item so that its cooled better, but then that leaves the last part of the loop running hotter. I did tests on this build and with full loop it ran 5c to 10c higher IDLE! It also makes it easier to add multiple radiators and get the most out of them, generally speaking you can only get the coolant as cold as the ambient tempature(room tempature) and this is achived with just one good RAD so....... Obviously if you can multiply that times three you can provide those nice coolant temps to each of the things your trying to cool not just the first one in the loop. It also makes maintenance and swapping parts a breeze since you wont have to drain he whole system to exchange a part, just clamp the hoses to the one part!
Second: I do have alot more tubing! and it can be messy or a hassle if you dont know what your doing, but from my experiences they just add more surface area to dissipate heat, which is a main advantage for the return hoses to the RES, because the longer they are the more heat they let off and the cooler the coolant will be when its returned to the RES; thus lowering the temp of the whole system, and allowing you to cool with the fans at lower speeds and quieter and still achieve the same temps!
Third: I personnely individually sleeve cables because I thing they look way better! The problem with the large PET(the cover for the wires) is that they are loosely woven and show threw the colors of the wires, and at the end of all pet you use heat shrink tubing to secure it and keep it from fraying, with the big covers on the end(the connector to the mobo) it takes one big piece of heat shrink tubing and they are impossible to get to cover all the wires coming out so some always still show. Also people who do this mod, and when your modding you always want to have expand-ability and additions available, with the sleeves individually done it is easier to tap into a wire to create another connection without removing the whole sleeve and redoing it like you have to with the big wire covers....
Forth: Mine will not spread or look messy when done, and there are many examples that look messy out there, but Mine will be nice when done!
Fifth: My case is a professional mod and to sleeve some and cheat on the rest is just wrong lol, my cable management will be photo perfect on front and back, most people hide there cabling mess in the back and make the front look tighty, I do the whole thing right. No half assin here lol