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Advice on building new water-cooled test bench.

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Hi all.

I'm looking to start building a new rig when I get back to the UK in a couple of weeks. It is going to be based on a DimasTech Easy V3.0 test bench and will either be on the Ivy Bridge E or Haswell based platforms (haven't decided yet, going to wait to see if IB-E performance is worth the extra pennies). I'm also going to incorporate either a single GTX 780 or Titan, which will also be water-cooled. I didn't fancy working with an SLI set-up as will probably only working with one screen most of the time and certainly only one screen for gaming.

My question is, could my loop run well as a single loop going:

Pump/Res Combo > CPU > 360mm Rad > GPU > 360mm Rad > Pump/Res Combo

Or should I fork out a little bit of extra pennies for a dual loop set up with two separate pumps and keep the CPU / GPU separate? Will this give me a noticeable performance increase over a single loop?

Many thanks for your time!
Edited by OpenFerret - 8/24/13 at 9:24am
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A dual loop is the most useless thing ever created unless you are running quad SLI etc.
The water temperature is only raised by a couple degrees at maximum per block. This makes dual loops a complete waste of money the majority of the time.
If you want something nice go for a seperate res/pump and get a nice big tube res and a good looking pump top(or even dual pumps, great for reliability)
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Many thanks for the reply. I'm going with a dual pump / res combo in the form of something I can mount in the 5.25'' bay cage for simplicity. I've used them before and think they work fine. Not a lot of space under the test bench to mount a tube res also.

I'll think about the dual pumps...

+Rep for advice.
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