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There is no "correct" order, anyone who claims to have one is ignorant. The only important thing is to place the reservoir/t-line before your pump, the temps will balance themselves out since we are talking about a closed loop.
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Originally Posted by RedRaider View Post
There is no "correct" order, anyone who claims to have one is ignorant. The only important thing is to place the reservoir/t-line before your pump, the temps will balance themselves out since we are talking about a closed loop.

There is a "best" order, which is res>pump>rad>block. It may as well be the "correct" order since this type of setup yields the best performance. However, as I said, I got much better performance with a t-line after the pump.
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Some of Martin's most recent lab testing (I believe he was testing fans) should have been and eye opener. In his test, after a burn in period the difference between water temp IN ( to the radiator) - which should be the warmest water - and temp OUT (of the radiator) which is the coolest - was less than 1C. That showed that in his test the water temp did tend to equalize across the loop.

Yes the coolest water was that leaving the rad in absolute terms. But the the difference was so negligible it wasn't worth configuring for, IMO. The Res/T-Line before the pump is a "Best Practice" designed to keep you from ruining your pump and should be followed. Other than that, I'd say the path with the simplest routing is the "best." Go from rad to cpu if it's fairly simple. But don't feel it is a must or will give some great cooling advantage.
Edited by TonyL222 - 5/13/08 at 4:11am
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