Originally Posted by Syrillian
There might be a tad of the "law of diminishing returns" that might debunk your idea. Sorry, no offense. Your question also got me thinking...
What I meant was that you will now have three heat producing components inside of your caes in the form of pumps.
In short, those three units may produce more heat within the case than a single more powerful pump - law of diminishing returns.
In addition most loop systems will have the radiator outside of the case. Both tidewaters will be inside the case, thereby reducing the cooling capacities of the units.
...sound reasonable... I'm just guessin' though.
That wouldn't happen, the 2 Tide Waters both exhausts air outta the case, and the one for CPU would also have external radiator.
Originally Posted by atomicfission92
um instead of wasting all your money, just get a good, custom setup. you will get alot better temps and the cost is like the same.
First of all, how am I gonna get way better temps with a single system?
Originally Posted by DigitrevX
Technically you can have 2 loops in a pc by using 2 "Y" for just the Pump. I mean yeah it will combine at the pump and split right after so allot of people will say its still one loop but, whatever. Its close enough to call 2 loops.
I see one problem that might not make it work to well. Since your splitting the water into 2 loops the flow will slow down to half its normal speed. This might effect how well it cools or maybe not. Its a balance of flow and thermal transfer so you may get lucky and pull it off.
There is less of a cascade effect with splitting it into 2. Although if you have a single loop and put a radiator in front of each block the difference of the 2 methods might be immeasurable.
Not gonna do it, I'm looking forward to experiment with 1 watercooling unit per component, but you're suggesting the same thing atomicfission92 suggested.
I'm most likely gonna custom build a setup for the CPU only, hence the point I was trying to make: With separate watercooling systems for each component, the coolant wouldn't have to carry as much heat as going through all the heat sources like a single setup.