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post #1 of 12
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trying to plan a build for my brother and heres the only loop layout i can come up with that looks clean.

hes going with a switch 810 and is going to be cooling his cpu 8320 and a hd 7950 (possible 2 in the future) below is a rough layout of the loop i have the loop as follows

Pump/Res-240Rad-GPU-360Rad-CPU-Res
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thats best as it will get. i dont see any other options
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ok i was mainly worried about going to the gpu first but since i got the 360 in front of the cpu i think it should cool it enough, what do you think?
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post #4 of 12
Looks good. The 240 can be used upright if you remove the middle bays.



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it doesnt matter on order as long as your res is right before the pump. the temps in the loop will equalize and there wont be more than 2* difference anywhere in the loop. youre good to go thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by LostKauz View Post

ok i was mainly worried about going to the gpu first but since i got the 360 in front of the cpu i think it should cool it enough, what do you think?

the water temp will eventually reach equilibrium so it wont matter what comes first in a loop.
 
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thanks for the replies guys, im opting for the 240 laying down simply because i like the look of it better. I also plan to have all fans pushing air out of the case aside from the front intake fan(s) i cant remember if thats positive pressure or negative. (get em confused)
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post #8 of 12
That's the exact layout i have; its pretty clean and easy to work on, may i suggest going with an alphacool ut60 360 in the top because the extra ports on the rad make it really easy to do the majority of the filling, good luck
    
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post #9 of 12
The only improvement you can really make is switching from the 360 to a 420, such as the EX420 or XT45 420. Otherwise it's pretty similar to my loop just in a different order (and I have both a cylinder res and bay res).
   
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post #10 of 12
Why not reverse the 360 rad like so?:



It would closely resemble this layout:





Note: After comparing the difference, yeah...stick with the original idea, lol.
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