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post #1 of 6
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Hello,

I hear there is an order you have to put things in your water cooling loop? I don't really get this.

I was hoping to get a Nova 1080 rad and externally mount it, is there any further implications in doing this?

So I assume the order would be pump > reservoir > Components being cooled > Radiator
then repeat the cycle.

Am I right or just sounding like an idiot? Anyway, I hope you guys can help. smile.gif I won't be on tonight. I kinda posted this in a hurry, so I'll check back in roughly 10 hours I hope.
post #2 of 6
Ultimately it really doesn't matter what order you put things in, because once the water heats up, the temperature of the water will be within 1-2C both before and after the radiator (where it's cooled). I've run a ton of tests on this with my triple RX 360 external radiator setup, which had temperator sensors all over the place.

Having said that, I still like to put it pump > cpu > gpu > radiator > res > pump
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by ThatOneNewGuy View Post

Hello,

I hear there is an order you have to put things in your water cooling loop? I don't really get this.

I was hoping to get a Nova 1080 rad and externally mount it, is there any further implications in doing this?

So I assume the order would be pump > reservoir > Components being cooled > Radiator
then repeat the cycle.

Am I right or just sounding like an idiot? Anyway, I hope you guys can help. smile.gif I won't be on tonight. I kinda posted this in a hurry, so I'll check back in roughly 10 hours I hope.
I have been told many times that loop orders doesn't matter,what matters is res then pump (res before/above the pump),basically the way you have it....This is how i have my loop....Res>>Pump>>Rad>>Gpu's>>Rad>>Cpu>>Res....

For any help just hit up the water cooling club....

http://www.overclock.net/t/584302/ocn-water-cooling-club-and-picture-gallery
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post #4 of 6
Only rule on order is Res > Pump.
Other than that the route doesnt really matter.
Mine is Res > pump > GPU > rad > res (yes not your average CPU / CPU+GPU loop)
If you are cooling CPU + GPU without a rad in between i think CPU > GPU (as GPU can take more heat before overheating than CPU) but im not sure. Can any other OCN-WC members confirm/deny this?
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Originally Posted by Inciter View Post

Only rule on order is Res > Pump.
Other than that the route doesnt really matter.
Mine is Res > pump > GPU > rad > res (yes not your average CPU / CPU+GPU loop)
If you are cooling CPU + GPU without a rad in between i think CPU > GPU (as GPU can take more heat before overheating than CPU) but im not sure. Can any other OCN-WC members confirm/deny this?

I've done Res > Pump > CPU > Rad > GPU > GPU > Rad > Res before, and had thermal couplers on both the input and output of both radiators and the temperature delta was only 1-2C different after 30 minutes (ie once the water got up to equilibrium temperature and was fully saturated).

I've also done rigs where I've had 3 daisy chained radiators in a Res > Pump > CPU > GPU > GPU > Rad > Res order and after 30 minutes, it really didn't matter if I had a radiator between the CPU and GPU or not, or just all the radiators one after the other. Again, all were withing 1-2C of each other on the sensors.


As far as having to have Res > Pump ... I always do that, but technically, that too doesn't really matter ... as long as your loop is FULL. Now if you don't have a properly bled loop and you have air bubbles trapped in the radiator, and you go something like Rad > Pump > CPU > GPU > Res > Rad, you could possibly pull trapped air from inside your radiator into your pump and that will slightly mess things up, but if your radiator is full of water, then you shouldn't have an issue.

It just makes like a whole lot easier to bleed a system if your Res is before your pump and if that res is the highest part of the loop ... BUT, you can do it where the pumps and res are down low and you have the CPU, GPU, and radiator ABOVE the pumps and res.

For example, that is how I had it in my "Muzzle Flash" build. It was a pain in the butt to bleed, but once it was done, it worked just fine.



Kind of hard to show, but my pumps, res, and one radiator were all the way at the bottom of the case.

post #6 of 6
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Thanks for the responses guys biggrin.gif Sorry I was off longer then intended.

So what I've taken from this is doesn't matter what order as long as the res is before the pump?
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