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Hey guys, never done a custom loop before. Ive got a basic understanding of the components needed, and have seen many setups and diagrams. My question is this, is it possible to go from pump/res/rad to cpu, into another rad, then to gpu so that the heated liquid from cpu isnt run direct to the gpu?

It seems most builds i see go from cpu to the gpu direct. Would you need multiple pumps if you didnt or is it simply not how it works?
post #2 of 9
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Hey guys, never done a custom loop before. Ive got a basic understanding of the components needed, and have seen many setups and diagrams. My question is this, is it possible to go from pump/res/rad to cpu, into another rad, then to gpu so that the heated liquid from cpu isnt run direct to the gpu?

It seems most builds i see go from cpu to the gpu direct. Would you need multiple pumps if you didnt or is it simply not how it works?

Yes this is possible, But I don't think it makes any difference.
Edited by BradleyW - 6/22/13 at 9:23am
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Loop order doesn't really matter, it will balance out eventually. That being said there is a good Pump FAQ in the water cooling stickies.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/1108918-what-can-my-pump-handle-guide.html
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you sure can, however it is hard to heat fast moving liquid which is why some people use high GPM pumps and go from CPU to GPU which is then cooled by the radiator(s)
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By having your gpu dumping the heat into a rad before entering your cpu will help with initial temps but once it warms up it wont make a difference. What does matter is loop length, less tubing/turns the better.
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Ok so the shorter the loop the better the cooling?
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Ok so the shorter the loop the better the cooling?

Yes.
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Originally Posted by Rickles View Post

Loop order doesn't really matter, it will balance out eventually. That being said there is a good Pump FAQ in the water cooling stickies.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/1108918-what-can-my-pump-handle-guide.html
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Good info thanks
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Currently using an H80i, if i only wanted to cool CPU for now, would a custom loop really do any better? Or should i wait to do custom when i plan on cooling more then just cpu?
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