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Originally Posted by SinatraFan View Post

I've been considering caselabs for sometime and perhaps when my budget allows, I will consider it. but in the meantime, I already had 1 X case so I was able to pickup 3 more for $480. That's less than a single TH10 case. If I was to go with a TX10 case, I'd be close to 1700 with all the options to fit it properly.


So back to my pump dilemma. If I went with single loop (which is the direction I was headed in) I was considering the following dual top



My thought was to run the following loop:

Start of loop
dual D5 pump > CPU water block > MOBO water block >
(2x) UT60 triple 120 > (1x) UT60 single 140 >
(2x) GPU water blocks >
(2x) UT60 triple 120 > (1x) UT60 dual 120 > (1x) UT60 single 140 >
dual D5 pump
End of loop

Here's what Option 1 would look like



But what if I split the pumps up and ran single pumps in the same loop at different spots like the following:

Start of loop
Single D5 pump #1 > CPU water block > MOBO water block >
(2x) UT60 triple 120 > (1x) UT60 single 140 >
Single D5 pump #2 >
(2x) GPU water blocks >
(2x) UT60 triple 120 > (1x) UT60 dual 120 > (1x) UT60 single 140 >
Single D5 pump #1
End of loop

Here's what Option 2 would look like



Here are the questions I would have?

1) which is the better option?
2) Would Option 2 even function properly?


Thanks for the feedback


if both are just one big loop and the only difference is where the pump is there will be no difference in performance. Neither will be order of rads, blocks, pump,etc. as long as the res is before the pump. What will make a slight difference is making it with the shortest amount of tubing and the straightest.( no kinks or tight bends).


Two loops will give you better performance.


The amount of rads are overkill overkill. I have 3x120 double thick phobya and a 2x120 double thick phobya. When I had an 470 SLI with an overclocked 2500k @ 4.6GHz, 1.38v my gpus never past 50C with an overclock. Everyone knows that Fermi put out serious heat.That is also with universal gpu blocks from swiftech. My single 760 overclocked never passes 39 C
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