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I have come up with the following parts for my loop.

Parts

Radiator
1x360mm Rad on Top + 1x280 rad on the bottom.

Pump
VPP655 & Alphacool HF D5 Top

CPU Block
EK Supremacy Nickel CSQ

GPU Block
EK GTX+680 Nickel CSQ

Reservoir
Liquid Fusion X4 Quad Spiral Reservoir(RED)
(Side Outlet and Bottom Inlet)

Coolant and Tubing

Primochill Tubing RED 3/8"ID x 5/8" OD

Coolant
Clear Coolant

Fittings
Bitspower Compression Fittings

Fans
Cougar Vortex HDB 120MM *6
Cougar Dual-X 140MM LED *2

I need help deciding the flow. As I indicated I will be using the bottom intake of the reservoir, I decided RES>PUMP>RAD(Bottom)>GPU>CPU>RAD>RES
Please suggest if I can get a better loop flow.
post #2 of 16
id go RES>PUMP>CPU>TOPRAD>GPU>RAD>RES

I go to the cpu first always, as gpu's tend to pump a lot of heat onto the cpu if done the other way round?
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Tubing from pump to CPU would be long as the pump is at the bottom of the case. What if RES>PUMP>TOP RAD>CPU>GPU>RAD>RES
post #4 of 16
I guess its up to you?

or RES>PUMP>BOTTOMRAD>GPU>TOPRAD>CPU>RES

you probably want a rad after the cpu though?

isn't the top rad higher than the cpu? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by korruptedkaos View Post

I guess its up to you?

or RES>PUMP>BOTTOMRAD>GPU>TOPRAD>CPU>RES

you probably want a rad after the cpu though?

isn't the top rad higher than the cpu? biggrin.gif



Yes, top rad is higher than the cpu. Planning to install XT45 like in the above pic. I need to run the PUMP>Top Rad behind the motherboard maybe.redface.gif

Just noticed that I have enough space to run the PUMP>TOP Rad pipe from behind the HDD cage.
Edited by knanda - 6/6/13 at 2:34pm
post #6 of 16
oh I see what you mean! fittings at the other end?

ahh I get you now.

yeah that would work I guess? GPU can have more heat on it anyway?

how are you mounting the pump though? right on the floor of the case or above the bottom RAD
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oh I see what you mean! fittings at the other end?

ahh I get you now.

yeah that would work I guess? GPU can have more heat on it anyway?

how are you mounting the pump though? right on the floor of the case or above the bottom RAD

Above the rad. smile.gif
Counting how many fittings I would need for this loop before I order:D. Btw how are the alphacool rotary fittings?? They are very cheap compared to Bitspower. Planning to order some alphacool revolvable 90degree for the Res to pump setup.
post #8 of 16
I couldn't tell you about alphacool or bitspower fitting's tbh? too expensive for my liking lol?

lots of people rate them highly.

id imagine there both good quality though?

cheap compression fittings do the same job?

have fun with your loop!
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I couldn't tell you about alphacool or bitspower fitting's tbh? too expensive for my liking lol?

lots of people rate them highly.

id imagine there both good quality though?

cheap compression fittings do the same job?

have fun with your loop!
I agree with you on that. If I want to lower the fittings cost what should I choose?
post #10 of 16
any compression fittings will do? just find the colour you want & buy them?

as long as they have all the ones you need just get them ones?

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