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Sorry for some noobie questions. I went through the stickies and some google searches but unfortunately a lot of the pictures and diagrams won't load for me. Either it's the firewall here or they are dead links, can't tell which it is.

Anyway, I'm building a new pc, my loop will be a 360 rad, a 240 rad, CPU and GPU. I will be using a EKWB 360 kit and adding the GPU and other rad separately. The videos all do it differently. What is the best setup for the loop? Also, how do you know the route the tubes should take? I am assuming you want to complete a circuit but in some of the members systems, some of the stuff looks like it is double back.
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post #2 of 18
Yes you want a complete circuit, from one component to the next in series. Think about it starting from the res and that must feed the pump, from there just go with the shortest runs to the next component that look the best without crossing each other. If you can throw up a sketch of your case and where your rads will be it will be easier to help with the loop layout.
 
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post #3 of 18
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It's a fractal define s windowed case. Will go probably like this:

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post #4 of 18
make sure all the rad fans are intaking and use the case rear 140 to exhaust.

also, block the front where there are no components so you don't recycle the air.

I think there is another fan position on the floor, you may need one there exhausting as well.

There is no filter on the top though. Dust city.

TBH, if it were me (and I am planning a build in a Define S) I would just go with the 360 at the front and drop the 240.
Edited by Wihglah - 10/4/15 at 1:52am
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Originally Posted by Wihglah View Post

make sure all the rad fans are intaking and use the case rear 140 to exhaust.

also, block the front where there are no components so you don't recycle the air.

I think there is another fan position on the floor, you may need one there exhausting as well.

There is no filter on the top though. Dust city.

TBH, if it were me (and I am planning a build in a Define S) I would just go with the 360 at the front and drop the 240.
In another thread, someone said 1 rad won't be enough for my cpu and gpu. Using a 5820 and a 295x2, which was quoted at 600 watts of heat to dissipate. The top will be an exhaust so not much dust getting pulled into it. Also, there are filters made for the top. I saw them in another thread. I do with the top was built more like the front.
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post #6 of 18
A 360 should handle a 5820K + 295X2 fine albeit with higher temps. This guy ran THREE 780's and a 3930K @ 4GHz all on a single 280, and none of his components overheated and blew up.

Your air-water delta will probably be 20C+, but I predict your 295X2 should still run under 60C (if even that). Your 5820K will depend on how hard you decide to push it, but probably wouldn't break 65C for gaming.
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A 360 should handle a 5820K + 295X2 fine albeit with higher temps. This guy ran THREE 780's and a 3930K @ 4GHz all on a single 280, and none of his components overheated and blew up.

Your air-water delta will probably be 20C+, but I predict your 295X2 should still run under 60C (if even that). Your 5820K will depend on how hard you decide to push it, but probably wouldn't break 65C for gaming.
ya, but it's probably easier to just add it into the loop from the get go than to add it later down the road when I'm unhappy with the temps?
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post #8 of 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNmlDcyRG_c

Might be better with push pull
post #9 of 18
You didn't specify where your pump is located, but what about either of these? Hopefully others will have some opinions also.


 
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this is how I would do the loop configuration

http://www.overclock.net/t/1573189/serial-vs-parallel-9-6lpm

and this is why

let me know if this helps, or if there is anything that I could further explain in greater detail.
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