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post #191 of 302
i think i posted in another section but it may not have been the correct place to ask, so am sorry if i have double posted. hope it's ok to ask here..

anyways just want to ask some rad advice from the watercooling experts here. pls dont flame me i've tried to do some research cos i'm a major noob but unsuccessful in getting any info. i would like to know whether its possible to have 2 inlets and 1 outlet on a 360 fat rad in a very very simple series loop. i am currently asking this about a: multi-port 360mm coolgate g2 fatty rad (60mm fat). this is it: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-002-CG

if u saw the pics of this rad it has 4x G1/4" ports on "1 side" which i picked 1 port from each pair of g1/4 ports as inlet/outlet. it has a lone 1x G1/4" on the "other end" of the rad which the box says is the fill/bleed port. i was just wondering is it ok to have 2x inlet tubes coming in on the side with "many g1/4" ports", and the side with the lone 1x g1/4" will become the 1x G1/4" outlet of the rad? im very sorry i hope i have kinda explained that ok. sorry for my bad english

i dont have parallel loops its just a very simple series loop. it goes like this: 270 photon res :: koolance pmp450 d5 pump :: gtx 970 wblock :: gtx 970 wblock :: xspc ax480 rad :: swiftech cpu xl block :: mosfet round thingy vrm the block it's shaped like an L around the CPU????? (im so sorry i dont know what that's called! its on the left of the cpu) :: coolgate g2 360 fatty rad :: back to xspc 270 res

i have read that if i only use 1 inlet on 1 side and use the fill port as outlet i will only use half the cooling potentials of that 360mm rad which is mounted on the roof of my nzxt switch 810, so could i maybe just before the 360mm rad sort of "split" the tubing route using a T junction fitting and then connect new tubing to both sides of the T junction fitting (i'm sorry again i dont know what this fitting is called but i hav a few, and sometimes i saw people put a temp probe plug in them) then those 2 new tubes each connect to 1 of the 2 sets of ports on the side with 4x g1/4" side? in essence i'm putting 2 inlet tubes - 1 on inlet and 1 on (what's supposed to b) the outlet, and then i use the lone g1/4" fill/bleed port as my outlet? im soirry for my confusing description i really trying my best to describe =) the reason i want to do this is cos i jus wanna make my 810 a bit tidier and dont like to have to pull such a long tube across. so it's for looks nothing else. i know there's probably better ways to do my loop but again, i'm a noob this is my 1st wc build so im super new to all this. btw i am using 1/2 id and 3/4 inch od clear tubes. i hope i provided enough info for u to understand my bad english and help me out on advice. also if it is possible can i pls know what kind of bad performance hit i will b taking as a direct result of doing that (of cos assuming its possible)?

thanks alot i really appreciate any help! i hope i also provided enough info about my system and explained properly.
post #192 of 302
What your are asking about does make sense in terms of the flow path...
Yes, if you split the line in and had them both entering different different sides at the port end
with the single outlet on the Return End out of the Fill/Bleeder port.
that makes sense.

I've thought about this in the past for making routing of tubing cleaner for roof mounted rads..
The performance hit is debatable without some test results to scrutinize.
The reduced flow and pressure through each half of the rad could potentially drop the flow rate into a laminar flow which would significantly reduce thermal performance.

If the flow stays turbulent, there might be potential for a performance increase as each side of the rad is getting "hotter" coolant where a rad will perform better, rather one one side being pre-cooled. Of course for this to work a high flow rate would be required in the first place.

I'll stop rambling and see what others views on the matter are....
and jot it down for a possible future test to run wink.gif
post #193 of 302
Yes, that would basically make the rad cross flow. It won't look great but it'll work fine.

Edit: +1 to all of what FF says above. I don't imagine there would be significant differences.

Also; would love to see that FF. Its something I have always wondered about too.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 5/18/15 at 7:55am
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post #194 of 302
thanks for ur replies much appreciated. well, i guess only 1 way to find out, i gotta actually try it ! thanks again
post #195 of 302
Another Aqua Computer radiator review has been published thumb.gif

post #196 of 302
Whoa, wasn't Aquacomputer's radiator supposed to be the ultimate uber-performer ever? I actually can't even recall seeing a score _that low_. Go figure... headscratch.gif
post #197 of 302
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Whoa, wasn't Aquacomputer's radiator supposed to be the ultimate uber-performer ever? I actually can't even recall seeing a score _that low_. Go figure... headscratch.gif

Nope...never was in any other previous test (like Martin's). It is uber in quality and construction...

https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/aquacomputer-airplex-modularity-ams-copper-360-radiator/

BTW FF so much for hope...I really wish those rads would perform or been improved in design but alas no...
post #198 of 302
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Whoa, wasn't Aquacomputer's radiator supposed to be the ultimate uber-performer ever? I actually can't even recall seeing a score _that low_. Go figure... headscratch.gif
Not that I can recall. There is, however, a quad-row version of the Radical that should be out at some point, I'd expect more reasonable performance out of that. TBH the finned tube design never really held up well no matter who messed with it, so I'm wondering if there's something else different that can be done.
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Nope...never was in any other previous test (like Martin's). It is uber in quality and construction...

https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/aquacomputer-airplex-modularity-ams-copper-360-radiator/

BTW FF so much for hope...I really wish those rads would perform or been improved in design but alas no...
That's a different rad. wink.gif
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Not that I can recall. There is, however, a quad-row version of the Radical that should be out at some point, I'd expect more reasonable performance out of that. TBH the finned tube design never really held up well no matter who messed with it, so I'm wondering if there's something else different that can be done.
That's a different rad. wink.gif

different from the radical but FF just posted his results too for the airplex confirming Martin's findings that is a poor performer thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1542405/extreme-rigs-radiator-review-round-up-2015-group-a/180#post_23915614
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I have two more reviews to complete...
then updates to the reviews from Group 1 are required, with updated awards, adding in all the Push Only data......
and
then a massive overhaul of the round up to included all 25 of the rads, updated awards ect. thumb.gif
A Push Only Round Up has to be done also.

We'll get there, we keep kidding ourselves saying that we're almost done tongue.gif
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