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Hello all

I m looking at getting a Phanteks Enthoo Primo, Iam only going to have 1 GPU but later on ill probably expand, don`t known what CPU or GPU yet, I m just trying to work things out with the case and cooling first and its my first time custom loop.

I see a lot of people going from PUMP>RAD>CPU>GPU>RES>PUMP

Im thinking cooling the water with a second RAD before hitting the GPU would be better, PUMP>RAD>CPU>RAD>GPU>RES>PUMP

This is what i was thinking, Note the two RADS on the front of the case wont be there just fans, its the best pick i could get for what i want to do.


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Dose this look ok? do you need to cool down water before RES and PUMP?

I was also thinking of XSPC Twin D5 Dual Bay Reservoir Pump Combo, Im thinking 2 pumps would increase flow and if one fails id still have the other.

The other thing is i like the RES tank look so, If i still wanted a back up pump could i just cut one in any where in the loop?

Cheers for your help
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Loop order is insignificant except the res should always feed the pump, other than that run the tubes that make it look the cleanest and best. Two pumps is pretty unnecessary, you can do it for redundancy reasons but the percentage of pumps that actually fail and melt the PC down to liquid metal is pretty insignificant also. Imo, instead of the extra pump you would be better off spending that money on more or better loop components.
 
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Loop order is insignificant except the res should always feed the pump, other than that run the tubes that make it look the cleanest and best. Two pumps is pretty unnecessary, you can do it for redundancy reasons but the percentage of pumps that actually fail and melt the PC down to liquid metal is pretty insignificant also. Imo, instead of the extra pump you would be better off spending that money on more or better loop components.

This exactly. Over a very short period of booting up your pc, the water temp in the loop normalizes, meaning it more or less all becomes the same temp within a degree or so. Res > pump and then everything else setup however looks best with the cleanest runs.
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I see I was thinking about the wrong way, makes sence that the Temps would Balance out over the whole system.
Cheers guys
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