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the reason for the splitters was me worrying about heat from one component effecting the next.

There's been tests on this and component order doesn't matter. As long as you have adequate rad space that's bled correctly with a good pump the water will remain at an average temperature.
   
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The new loop plan is a lot better. You normally only want to run graphics cards in parallel. As others have said, the more restrictive blocks won't get adequate flow, and it will kill performance of those areas. The only time you can run blocks in parallel is when you have two or more of the same block; since they have the same restriction the flow will be split evenly among the blocks. The most common example of this is GPU blocks, but you can also do it with memory water blocks or cpu blocks on a dual socket mobo.

And just to clarify for anyone who may be wondering, you never want to run pumps in parallel either. They won't function properly, and if one pump dies performance will be seriously affected. Multiple pumps should always be run in series.
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post #13 of 18
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And just to clarify for anyone who may be wondering, you never want to run pumps in parallel either. They won't function properly, and if one pump dies perfirmance will be seriously affected. Multiple pumps should always be run in parallel.

so what is it?
do i run them in serial or parallel smile.gif
post #14 of 18
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so what is it?
do i run them in serial or parallel smile.gif

lol sorry that was a typo. They should be run in series (if you have a dual pump top that's how they are configured.) I'll fix it now.
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post #15 of 18
I would put the inlet and outlet at the pump both into the pump top. It will make bleeding much easier. Otherwise a a "T" fill/bleed port at the top of the res. Flipping the rad will make bleeding much easier as well.
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Depending on the rad it could have a drain port on the bottom that would allow him to bleed it in the current config. Flipping it would make tubing easier though.
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post #17 of 18
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Depending on the rad it could have a drain port on the bottom that would allow him to bleed it in the current config. Flipping it would make tubing easier though.

Well assuming that currently the radiator is oriented so that the tubing is entering the bottom, flipping it over seems to be what you mean wink.gif
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currently i have 3 inlets and 3 outlets in the bottom and one in/outlet at the top witch i want to use to bleed out air from the rad.
i was thinking that i could use the extra outlets in the bottom to empty the loop when needed as they are at the absolute bottom of the loop.
something like adding ball valves.



if you look closely i have 2 outlets there right now. witch i have made ugly holes for smile.gif
well those holes wont be visible when the build is done.

but currently i do think ill keep the rad as is.

EDIT.
Yes this is a silverstone rv02 case smile.gif
or rather it was...
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