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Alright I have several ways of setting up my loop but I want to do it a certain way for a few reasons: it will be easier to set up, kind of makes sense (explained later), and less kinking

This is what I am hoping will work:

Pump-CPU-Rad-Res-pump(back to)

I know you want the CPU right after rad, which is possible, but tubing will be bent a fair ammount more if I do pump-rad-CPU-Res-Pump

Check the pics below

Also with the seccond setup, not only is pumbing difficult, the idea of the water flow in the radiator going up kinda defying gravity.... does that really make a difference? The Radiator is mounted in an Ibeam type and I have to use the bottom as an inlet to make things work a bit better

Diagram 1 is what I think is optimal

Diagram 2 is what is theoretically temperature optimal
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post #2 of 29
putting it after the pump isnt bad as long as nothing else is on the loop
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Its a CPU only loop

the only other thing i could posibly add would be a NB block and that is HIGHLY unlikely
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Its a CPU only loop

the only other thing i could posibly add would be a NB block and that is HIGHLY unlikely
then yeah - its fine.
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Just to speculate: what if there was a NB block?
    
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post #6 of 29
I'd put the NB after the CPU
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post #7 of 29
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I'd put the NB after the CPU
I figured it would be something like this

ALright thanks, just needed to make sure that the pump wasnt an issue before the CPU

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It will be fine like that if its easier for you to run it like that...Some like their cpu right after the pump for increased turbulence...I always liked taking out the pump heat before the block....The main thing is to have your res right before the pump so it will have a good supply of water on its suction side...
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It will be fine like that if its easier for you to run it like that...Some like their cpu right after the pump for increased turbulence...I always liked taking out the pump heat before the block....The main thing is to have your res right before the pump so it will have a good supply of water on its suction side...
see thats what I kept reading but I keep thinking about it... the Pump doesnt dump that much heat does it?

And yeah, Res right before the pump as always
    
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On plain WC'ing I used to drop 1.5-2.5C across my rad, thats with high cfm fans to...So it can make a difference for sure...That D-5 is 15W-18W or so of heat dump...

But you should make some of that back up by having more turbulence through your blocks to...So you might be a C or so hotter..Not enough to really worry about if you need to run it that way...I alway run mine res-pump-rad-cpu, but if it would mean you had to run a lot of extra tubing or make a lot of hard bends I would jut run it however, just always res before pump...
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