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post #11 of 15
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So if I use 2 pumps would i want to set them up directly in line with each other, or have them separated a little? Would I be better off running to loops? The case I plan to use is the Corsair Obsidian 900d so space should not be an issue. I should add I was thinking of using the Asus Maximus mother board that has water on the board, but I'm also looking at the new black edition board just haven't made up my mind on that part yet.
post #12 of 15
You don't have to put the two pumps directly in line with each other, but that's the most common. There are aftermarket tops that are made for dual pumps so that could be an option if you decide to use two.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by DAChimera View Post

So if I use 2 pumps would i want to set them up directly in line with each other, or have them separated a little? Would I be better off running to loops? The case I plan to use is the Corsair Obsidian 900d so space should not be an issue. I should add I was thinking of using the Asus Maximus mother board that has water on the board, but I'm also looking at the new black edition board just haven't made up my mind on that part yet.

There would be no benefit to running dual loops. As far as if you chose to run dual D5s, you could put them any way you wanted. I personally would use a dual D5 pump top.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dual+d5+pump+top

As far as the Maximus VI Formula goes (I assume that's the board you are talking about), it's crosschill waterblock is controversial, to say the least. It has an aluminum water channel. It's galvanized aluminum that ASUS claims won't cause issues, but water coolers have learned the hard way over the years to avoid anything aluminum in the loop at all costs.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Maximus+VI+Formula+aluminum

I personally would not use the MVIF's water channel at all, but EK did recently come out with blocks for that board. I'm not even sure if they are available yet, but if I were to go with that mobo and wanted to cool the board, that would be the route I'd go.

Nov 27, 2013
EK introduces ASUS® Maximus VI Formula water block kit
http://www.ekwb.com/news/429/19/
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

There would be no benefit to running dual loops. As far as if you chose to run dual D5s, you could put them any way you wanted. I personally would use a dual D5 pump top.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dual+d5+pump+top
This.
I much prefer single loops as opposed to dual loops. My theory on it is this:
Say you have dual loops. One for CPU and one for GPU, with a 240mm radiator in each. Your doing CPU stress testing. That CPU can't take advantage of the unused 240 rad in the GPU loop and since GPU is sitting idle it's not dumping loads of heat into the loop. And vise versa.

Remember, temperatures equalize throughout the whole loop over time so the more radiators to share the heat dissipation the better.
post #15 of 15
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WOW great info! glad I subscribed and asked before I screwed up again lol. I like the dual top mod for the pumps and I'll go that route.

Unicr0nhunter After hearing about the cooler on the Maximus I think now I'll get the black edition board.

Thanks a lot guys I appreciate the help!
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