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Hello,
I am kinda bored and had a few questions which I have been thinking about -
1)Does the length of tubing matter becouse mine kinda goes from one place to another with almost no it bending to the side etc but I see pics of peoples pc full of tubing? eg - Is less better?
2) I also see people mouting the cpu block sidewards but mine is like this -

Does that matter?
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I would think less tubing is better. I think there is less pressure drop across the tubing, which i guess the importance of that depends on your pump. I decided to add a little tubing so that it is easier to remove GPU & pump/res cause i need to remove stuff a lot.

The cpu block direction depends on each block and what CPU you have. With the dual core cpus people are generally saying that you don't want to have the water moving from one core to the other because then one core is getting cooled less efficiently. It may be worth your time to check out the quad core waterblock thread. if your CPU is dual die(i don't know if the core 2 dou is or not) you want to try to have each die getting exposed to equally cold water, and not the heat from the other die.

I tried to find some pictures of the inside of your block with no luck. If your cpu is dual die, i wouldn't worry about direction too much.

Edit: I guess the core 2 duo is single die so i wouldn't worry too much.
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post #3 of 6
It's more important to have fewer sharp bends than to have more length of tubing, and even more important to have fewer fittings in your loop, particularly to avoid fittings like a T fitting that splits a loop (not so bad to pass through the straight like a T line) or 90 degree elbows. Anyway the tubing itself is very smooth so losses are minimal, most of your big losses occur in the water blocks and radiators.

Anyway, most peole run around 8' or so of tubing, I wouldn't worry about it unless you had like 12' or more.
    
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post #4 of 6
and thats a tt water block if i am correct i normaly they come with the bigwaters 745/735/se if ur system is a se i would recomend getting a better pump caue the se pump has only 90l/hs to the 745 and 735 pump has 400 l/hs so what im saying is that the se pump cant handle extra blocks
post #5 of 6
Try to use as short of tubing runs as you can.I always leave them at least a barb length or two overlong so that if I cut into my loop I have a chance of re-using that piece....Each 90 degree fitting you add is like an extra foot of tubing so avoid them...The CPU blocks the inlet will be the center barb in general...The other barb it doesn't matter if its up or down it will still bleed out....
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Ah, OK thanks
By the way the kanalf's pump does 500L/hr -
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