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I currently am running a 780 Ti and a 5960x with a XSPC EX480 Kit that comers with the Rad and Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir/Laing D5 Pump and the Raystorm CPU Block. The EX480 Rad is up top of my Enthoo Primo with 8 140mm Gentle Typhoons A-14's in push/pull. I've been running Reservoir out to the EX480> 780 Ti > 5960X > back to Res in.

I bought a second 780 Ti(along with a EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel 3-Slot CSQ) and a Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper Radiator 280 to put in the bottom of the case as well as a 3 way splitter for a drain. My current thinking is to keep the Res Out > First GPU > Second GPU via the Parallel bridge then > down the the UT60 Rad > back to the CPU then back up to the Res. I'll put in the drain splitter on the tubing going down to the UT60 I guess. I figure this way the EX480 will be doing the majority of the GPU's cooling and the UT60 handling the CPU. That sound like a sound plan or is there a far more efficient way that I am not seeing? This was my first water cooling venture till now, so this is just my second go at it. Any input would be great.

Edit: I work 3rd shift so I will be going to bed and won't be replying back to anyone till at least midnight EST.
Edited by Strat79 - 1/26/16 at 12:36pm
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Loop order doesn't really matter that much from what I've gathered. Since it is a closed loop, and assuming you have no air trapped in the system, everything will equalize out. (or at most vary around 1C, which won't really effect temps.

Most would say do what ever promotes the shortest tube runs to keep everything as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

I would think running from the pump/res to the top radiator, to the CPU, to the GPU's and then down to the last radiator and back the the pump would produce the shortest runs, but I haven't seen your lay out.

But if you're really after every last ounce of performance, putting the 480 after the GPU's and then the 280 after the CPU would net the "best" results I would think.
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+1

Loop order makes no difference.
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Thanks guys.I've alwaysheard that about temp equalizing but wasn't sure of the validity. I'll just go the minimial route then. Shouldmake this Upgrade much easier.
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