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These are the things i've got in my loop. Pump>Rad>CPU>NB>Res>Pump.

Is that the correct order??
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post #2 of 13
I am on my first WCing, and it isn't completely set up yet, so I am in no position to be giving advice.
But in gathering information for my loop, that is the most common order that people have suggested.
It is also agreed that that order is "proper" in this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ing-setup.html
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post #3 of 13
The order isn't critical. The temps anywhere in the loop will only vary by about 0.25 - 0.5*c (under load) anywhere in the loop. To take advantage of that small temp difference though, have the CPU block right after the rad. Of course, if you have to add tubing/Ells to do that, the extra restriction of those parts may negate the 0.5*c benefit.
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by MR_S4NDM4N View Post
These are the things i've got in my loop. Pump>Rad>CPU>NB>Res>Pump.

Is that the correct order??
YES. Order IS important in the loop. Most important is to make sure the RAD is pushing the water INTO your CPU block. That way the coldest water is going to the hottest part of the loop.
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post #5 of 13
reservoir>pump>radiator>block

The general idea is to cool the water before it goes to the blocks.
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
reservoir>pump>radiator>block

The general idea is to cool the water before it goes to the blocks.
2nd'd

Also make sure the block goes back to the res.... other wise we might have some problems!
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by DaCrusader View Post
2nd'd

Also make sure the block goes back to the res.... other wise we might have some problems!

You can get a t-line and not worry about it, but just make sure the t-line goes after the pump.

pump>t-line>radiator>block
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post #8 of 13
I run mine res-pump-rad-cpu- any other blocks...That way the coolest water hits the CPU first, if you have to run a lot of tubing to get that config just run it however, the extra restriction would defeat the purpose...

Always have the res right before your pump or you will starve it for water and get crap temps, I'd keep a t-line right before the pump also to make it easier to prime the pump...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
I run mine res-pump-rad-cpu- any other blocks...That way the coolest water hits the CPU first, if you have to run a lot of tubing to get that config just run it however, the extra restriction would defeat the purpose...

Always have the res right before your pump or you will starve it for water and get crap temps, I'd keep a t-line right before the pump also to make it easier to prime the pump...

When I first used a t-line I placed it before the pump. The result was a virtual nightmare trying to remove air bubbles and very bad temps. Now I have the line after the pump and it runs much better. A bit harder to bleed thought, but my loop is small, so I can easily move it around.
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Huh...I always stick them right before and haven't had any problems, I usually use a res because it bleeds faster, but sometimes for space reasons I'll use a t-line.....Right after would be fine to as far as priming the pump is concerned,I'll have to try it like that sometime...
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