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My trusty ole 980x system is due to be retired and im beginning to design a new build from the ground up. When i built my system back in 2010 i did separate water cooling loops for the CPU/MB and a separate loop for SLI GPU's. Each loop had its own res and and pump. Im planning to do my build with 2 1080tis and potentially threadripper. Ive been researching builds and doesn't seem like anyone does the dual loops anymore. Are the Rads just that much better these days that I can get by on a single loop? Can i get by just doing a single loop?

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post #2 of 25
For a loop with only 2x GPU and one CPU it is not necessary to have a Dual-Top. High Flow is not lonter interesting because the moste coolers performce well with low flow.
The big plus of a Dual Setup is.... you can run both pumps slowly to have less noise ;-)
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If you already have 2 pumps just use them in a serial dual top of your choice (look up reviews) and put them all in a single loop.
Dual loops are for show for example using two liquid colors. Not saying they don't work well enough, just that they work just as well as single loop but with more complexity and less redundancy.
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Originally Posted by war4peace View Post

If you already have 2 pumps just use them in a serial dual top of your choice (look up reviews) and put them all in a single loop.
Dual loops are for show for example using two liquid colors. Not saying they don't work well enough, just that they work just as well as single loop but with more complexity and less redundancy.

This^^^ Noramly you're not going to see an improvement going to a dual loop
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both pumps are over 7 years old so i wont be using them in my new build, I was planning on building from scratch and only using a single pump/res combo
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Yep, it is mostly for show. Having different colors of coolant, pretty much the only benefit. Also easy for changing components.
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I recently switched from dual loops (was in a Thermaltake X9 so I had a TONNE of room) to a single. The thing I notice/miss the most is been able to control the loops individually based on the GPU or CPU temperature. Whilst as others have said, there's going to be very little difference in temps, I did like the fact that if my GPU's got to 50C then the fans would speed up and same for the CPU, now it's just set up on the CPU
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Originally Posted by Dagamus NM View Post

Yep, it is mostly for show. Having different colors of coolant, pretty much the only benefit. Also easy for changing components.

Well if you know you're going to change components often, buy some QDCs and it would be very easy to change components, or even remove components from the loop.
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The thing I notice/miss the most is been able to control the loops individually based on the GPU or CPU temperature.

I am sorry if I'm blunt here but fan speeds in watercooling shoud NOT be changed according to CPU or GPU temperatures. You need a liquid temperature sensor and that's how you adjust fan speeds, solely based on liquid temperature.
My recommendation is Aquaero 6 (or at the very minimum an Aquaero 5 LT) and an inline temp sensor from Aquacomputer - your life will be much improved.
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Originally Posted by war4peace View Post

Well if you know you're going to change components often, buy some QDCs and it would be very easy to change components, or even remove components from the loop.
I am sorry if I'm blunt here but fan speeds in watercooling shoud NOT be changed according to CPU or GPU temperatures. You need a liquid temperature sensor and that's how you adjust fan speeds, solely based on liquid temperature.
My recommendation is Aquaero 6 (or at the very minimum an Aquaero 5 LT) and an inline temp sensor from Aquacomputer - your life will be much improved.

Which I used for the GPU loop in my old rig and I don't like the T-probe header position on my Aorus board (got clean cable look at the moment)
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Just use an inline sensor from Aquacomputer... oh wait. I now understand what you meant.
Get an Aquaero smile.gif - I at first was reluctant but it changed my life for the better!
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