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Re-doing my loop: Is dual loop needed?

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Hey guys,

I'm feeling the water cooling itch again I just feel like re-doing my loop.

Anyway, my loop order would be:

Res >> Dual D5 with pump top >> 480 alphacool monsta rad >> Koolance QD >> 2 GPUs >> CPU >> Koolance QD >> 360 alphacool monsta rad >> Res

Now, is that too much restriction for a single loop? If anything, I could make two separate loops; however, it would be a tubing nightmare and I would rather not go down that route. Does anyone know if two D5 pumps in serial would suffice?
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post #2 of 6
No, please don't do dual loop. Save some tubing, a reservoir. And with your second pump, you will have redundancy. So if one pump fail, your loop will still be pushed by the second pump.
Quote:
Res >> Dual D5 with pump top >> 480 alphacool monsta rad >> Koolance QD >> 2 GPUs >> CPU >> Koolance QD >> 360 alphacool monsta rad >> Res

Your loop look awsome as it is now.


Check my rig with two D5 in serial. And they are both set at 4/5 speed.

Loop Order

  1. Reservoir
  2. EK D5 Dual Serial Top (Dual Pumps)
  3. Feser X-Changer 240mm Radiator
  4. 4 x EK FC-7970 Blocks (with EK Quad Parallel Bridge)
  5. Feser X-Changer 480mm Radiator
  6. Bitspower Temperature Sensor
  7. Feser X-Changer 360mm Radiator
  8. MOSFET Block (Koolance)
  9. CPU Block (EK HF Supreme)
  10. PCH Block (Koolance)
  11. BACK to Reservoir

Look how I have few tubing wink.gif

Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/4/13 at 7:59pm
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post #3 of 6
Yes two d5s are enough and a single loop is better. I was about to go dual but did some more research and single seems to be better.
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post #4 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

No, please don't do dual loop. Save some tubing, a reservoir. And with your second pump, you will have redundancy. So if one pump fail, your loop will still be pushed by the second pump.
Your loop look awsome as it is now.

Wow , that's an insane build. I guess if you can get away with serial in that loop, I should be more than fine.

Thanks a lot!
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Hey guys, another question:

With the monsta rad, what's the best fan setup? I'd rather not spend money on fans, so I'm wondering if gt-15 (@ 1000 RPM) in a pull set up would be fine?
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Pull will be fine; push-pull would be ideal, but pull is plenty.
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