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Anything wrong with this loop?

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my loop

Is there any problem with both the CPU and GPU outputs meeting at the T-piece as done in the build pictured above ?

I'm doing a very similar build...Prodigy case/240rad top/GTX670 with XSPC waterblock+backplate/140Rad front/Raystorm CPU block with an MCP35x pump+res.
For me, there's very little room to loop from the 240rad to the GPU block.
Unlike the picture above, my top rad sits lower because i'm going for a push/pull fan setup inside the case.
The fans on the bottom of the rad come down level with the top of the GPU block, the ports on the rad are level with the GPU block's side ports. I 'think' i can use a couple of 90 degree fittings and make it work..otherwise it might be easier for me to setup my loop like the picture above.

Here's some more pics of the above loop:
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Edited by Mechanisation - 5/14/13 at 2:42am
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In theory there is nothing wrong with this loop, just depends on the flow across the blocks
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From those pictures it looks like the guy has his CPU block in parallel with his GPU block. Looks nice, but doubt it works very well.
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Yeah i agree it looks great.
I'm fairly new to water cooling so wasn't sure if setting up a loop like this would be a good or bad idea.
I had to ask, because to me it seems like, instead of a normal loop, there's now 2 outlets trying to feed water into the 1 line instead of just 1 outlet.
So i'd imagine it's trying to squeeze twice as much water through the 1 line and creating a bit of a choke point/bottleneck.
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So i'd imagine it's trying to squeeze twice as much water through the 1 line and creating a bit of a choke point/bottleneck.

Water comes out of the pump, goes to a T-split above the CPU block. Now the water has the choice to go through the CPU block, or up to the GPU block. It will prefer whichever route has the least resistance. So whichever block is least restrictive will get better cooling than the other block.

Usually that trick only works well with SLI GPUs.
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