Originally Posted by Gleniu
Thank you, onereactor
And thank you for exhaustive answer to my questions - a very interesting read. A lot of good stuff is going into this build. I expect outstanding results
I may be wrong or I may miss something here (I'm not that experienced with WC), but I still don't get the concept of separating loops. If we take the scenario of e.g. playing a game (GPU intensive, not so much CPU). In this case with separate loops your cooling capacity on GPU is limited to 360. If you had one loop, you could use 360+240, with some heat generated by CPU (and vice versa for CPU intensive tasks). Temps delta in any 2 parts of a loop is never more than 1-2 degrees, so order doesn't matter. I'm not sure to be honest which of those two solutions are better, I would personally go for one loop with 3 pumps in series (overkill, but what), but just based on my feeling, I don't have any results to support this.
After some research I found this:Dual-Loop-versus-Single-the-facts
It looks like 'it depends' and both solutions can work great.
Anyway - good luck with the build, keep up the good job and stay focused
Looking forward to updates and final results including OC and temps results
I final got a sec and read the article and it was a good read
Typically I would say run it all on a single loop and I even told him that but after mentioning I could do all of them separately he had his mind set that's how he wanted it so I build to please
I'm also just curious myself because you rarely if ever see a 3 loop which I think is more a matter of funds with most people because who really has data to back it up? While the article was cool we also have to take into account that it was written in 2002 and a six core 150W CPU want available at the time along with a GPU of today's standards and he didn't mention throwing on motherboard and RAM blocks on 64GB of RAM either, so in the end I would only have to assume it will have "some" benefit to heat even if by just a couple degrees, but hey people go nuts looking for the "perfect thermal paste" and all that crap too so you have to admit it wont hurt the situation PLUS it will look pretty frikken amazing
And like he said, he just wants control over every aspect, that's the reason for the awesome Asus Rampage iV Extreme with all its bios features, the reason for the Corsair AX1200i which hooks up to the motherboard via USB and allows you to monitor everything in real time in Windows through Corsair link, and the reason for wanting to monitor temps separately, he just wants to play and have something awesome to look at, and I cant blame him it's an addiction! Edited by onereactor - 7/31/13 at 1:07pm