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But:

3 barbs (called barbs, right?) on the CPU block = Used if cooling the GPU on the same loop.

2 barbs on the CPU block = Used if there is no GPU block on the same loop.

Right?
Simple question, but I'm a noober.
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nope not really, depends on the block, but normally its just one whole line of tubing for water running in, and one whole line for water running out.
Even if a GPU is added
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could be either, depending on your cpu waterblock

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nope not really, depends on the block, but normally its just one whole line of tubing for water running in, and one whole line for water running out.
Even if a GPU is added
So...one with two barbs and be used with a GPU water block?

What's the benefit of having 3 over 2?
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post #5 of 14
Both can be used with or without a GPU in the loop.

The extra outlet barb just gets the warmer/hot water out of the block faster.
Although restriction, pressure, etc does come into play.
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Both can be used with or without a GPU in the loop.

The extra outlet barb just gets the warmer/hot water out of the block faster.
Although restriction, pressure, etc does come into play.
Would one with 2 barbs be sufficient for a rig like mine? (All copper Stinger V6 in mind)
I'm not going WC because I crank the volts (my CPU doesn't see over 1.45v on this board and my GPU is at stock volts during the summer), going WC because my ambients are so high it's impractical for air cooling...if it makes a difference.

I want a nice loop, just not looking to spend much.
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I want a nice loop, just not looking to spend much.
lol thats what we all want....but if your going the cheap way, might as well stick with a good air cooler, you'll get better temps with it.

The stinger v6 is made more for single die processors while the v8 more for dual cores.
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lol thats what we all want....but if your going the cheap way, might as well stick with a good air cooler, you'll get better temps with it.
I'm looking for cheap without going over board. I don't mind dropping as much as needed. If I can shave off $50 for 2C I'll do it, though.

And with 32-36C ambient temps, air cooling is border line impossible OCed. (1.3v is 45C idle, 58C while folding, 61C orthosing. Caseless temps and reseated countless times.)

Cooler just can't fight off the heat. Cranking AC would be the smart thing, but I don't have control of it being 15.
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Would one with 2 barbs be sufficient for a rig like mine? (All copper Stinger V6 in mind)
I'm not going WC because I crank the volts (my CPU doesn't see over 1.45v on this board and my GPU is at stock volts during the summer), going WC because my ambients are so high it's impractical for air cooling...if it makes a difference.

I want a nice loop, just not looking to spend much.
It's not all about barbs.
Just take a look at the FuZion. It's an awesome block, and from my experience (so far, testing not done yet) it's on par with the V8.
Now that my ambient is stable, I can finish off my testing between the two once the V8 comes back.
Can't wait to see Dryad's results too.
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yupthe testing is still being done on those two, basicly you can wait for the results to come out and then decide if you want to....
but for a pump:i would say the D5, im a fan of it lol. Tubing 1/2 ID(inside dimen.) and radiator, i would say the GTS240 since you are on a budget.
take a look at my setup in my sig. but my rad is big lol
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