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I am looking to do a custom water cooling solution for my current build so that I can start OCing with confidence. However I am a newb when it comes to this stuff. So if anyone has any experience please enlighten me.

Tower: Thermaltake Chaser A71
Processor: AMD 9590 (Not OC'd)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 32GB (4x 8GB sticks)
GPU's: 2x 780ti (Not OC'd)
MOBO: MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2

I would like to water cool the CPU and both GPU's. With that in mind I have done some research but am still new. I'd like to have a full GPU water block. As for configuration of the loop should I just do the following:

Legend: I=in // O= Out
**RES mounted to pump**

Pump(O)>Rad(I) // Rad(O)>CPU(I) // CPU(O)>GPU1(I) // GPU1(O)>GPU2(I) // GPU2(O)>Pump(I)

This seems like a terrible loop and asking for a melted GPU.
Is there a more efficient way of doing things? Help xD

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Edited by xTwisteDx - 3/7/14 at 8:16pm
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pump ->gpu1->gpu2->rad->cpu->rad->res/pump

this assumes you use 2 rads cools the gpus first then the cpu

not sure 1 rad would cool all 3 and leave a little room for error
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pump ->gpu1->gpu2->rad->cpu->rad->res/pump

this assumes you use 2 rads cools the gpus first then the cpu

not sure 1 rad would cool all 3 and leave a little room for error

Hmm... wouldn't the multiple radiators put strain on the pump? Additionally I need absolute heat transfer efficiency. I guess I could put each on it's own loop but I'm not 100% positive that it is that necessary.
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Hmm... wouldn't the multiple radiators put strain on the pump? Additionally I need absolute heat transfer efficiency. I guess I could put each on it's own loop but I'm not 100% positive that it is that necessary.
Guy above you is in complete wrong.
If you have sufficient waterflow it doesnt matter the slightest of what order the loop is in. Pump being gravity fed is only rule. Radiators are much less restrictive than a cpu or gpu block. A pump that can handle your 3 blocks and 2 rads easily is the mcp35x.
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not sure how im wrong but all I was saying is it seems like he really needed more then one radiator since trying to cool the cpu and 2 gpus also to me it made more since to cool the water a little after the gpus before cooling the cpu. Which it seems I see a lot of around here.
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Guy above you is in complete wrong.
If you have sufficient waterflow it doesnt matter the slightest of what order the loop is in. Pump being gravity fed is only rule. Radiators are much less restrictive than a cpu or gpu block. A pump that can handle your 3 blocks and 2 rads easily is the mcp35x.

Wouldn't the water get hotter and hotter leading down through each phase? So CPU would be cooled like normal and then the GPU would be warmer and the second would receive hotter water before returning to the rad for cooling? I plan to OC it all xD
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not sure how im wrong but all I was saying is it seems like he really needed more then one radiator since trying to cool the cpu and 2 gpus also to me it made more since to cool the water a little after the gpus before cooling the cpu. Which it seems I see a lot of around here.


Yes it's much better to have 2 or more radiator to dissipate heat. With that being said, water temp will eventually equalize throughout the loop.

So it doesn't matter what you cool first, or loop order. Just as long as res is before the pump.
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