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is this loop ok or completely bonkers?

post #1 of 18
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so i'm at the stage where i need to plan my loop on my silverstone raven mod.

Here is what i got so far.


Is this ok or would the splits in the loop hinder cooling?

Remember i'm gonna use a dual d5 pump on this loop so the water pressure should be ok.
post #2 of 18
there are a lot of splitters in that loop, this could very likely impact your flowrate and temperatures would not be optimal. Those 2 D5's should be able to maintain decent flow in your loop if you do this without the splitters. When you use splitters the water naturally wants to go the way with the lowest restriction, thus some of the components in your loop will have worse flow than other.

Will you be using regular tubing or do you plan on doing this in copper/acrylic pipes? I ask this because the way i see this the splitters could be potential weak links in a copper/acrylic pipe loop(I dont have experience with copper/acrylic pipes so I could be wrong, just the voices in my head telling me so whistle.gif ).
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post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
acrylic tubing.

the reason for the splitters was me worrying about heat from one component effecting the next.
i could reduce the splitters so the cpu / mb part is clear of any splitters.

only splitting betwean cpu / mb and gpu's
post #4 of 18
If you could get some splitters that are more restrictive than any blocks, it'd be fine - but then your flowrate would blow entirely.

The problem is, a GPU block is very non-restrictive, and RAM/Mobo blocks too.

If the water has the option of flowing through the CPU block or any other block, it's less restriction through the other blocks, and the CPU block will receive very little flow

If you're worried about water temps, don't be. The water temperature should reach equilibrium after a little bit of running, so it'll be the same temperature throughout the loop more or less.
post #5 of 18
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thx McMogg.
That's nice to know.
Now i just need to make the loop look nice smile.gif
post #6 of 18
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is there a certain order that would be best flow wise.
luke gpu cpu mb or something like that.
post #7 of 18
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is there a certain order that would be best flow wise.
luke gpu cpu mb or something like that.

So long as the reservoir directly feeds the inlet of the pump (this keeps the pump full of water, at all times, ie when filling there might be a time when the coolant is very low in the reservoir but you can guarantee the pump is full. Most pumps rely on the water flow to keep cool / maintain the pump impeller, so this is sort of important) Otherwise the order doesn't matter.. It's all personal preference for the looks of the system.

Most people say to use as little tube as possible, so run the shortest routes you can, and otherwise it's all up to you wink.gif
post #8 of 18
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ok i redid it. actually i think this would look at lot better smile.gif

the 2 tubes to the rad i can't do anything about.
there are some obstructions that prevent me from using the top in/outlets.
this is why i'm opting for a dual d5 solution btw.

post #9 of 18
Well, for the sake of convenience / using less tubing, why not see if those obstructions are necessary? Why not see if you can flip the rad around and maybe dremel out the obstructions?

Unless you don't want to.. but yeah that loop looks pretty sweet, I like being able to see what the flow order is, so that's pretty cool
post #10 of 18
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hmm...
i might be able to flip the rad.

I have made a lot of changes to the case i'm building in and i mean a LOT.
chek it out http://www.overclock.net/t/1441701/case-mod-snow-raven/20
I promise you that you wont recognize that silverstone rv02 (raven) case smile.gif
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