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I pulled the trigger yesterday on a new MSI P45 diamond motberboard. It comes with a chipset cooler on the board. The waterblock seems to be very restrictive so i'm thinking of splitting my line with a y connector. Any suggestions?

Any suggestions on setting up the loop? My current setup is for the CPU only.

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post #2 of 9
If you can try something like...



I use swiftech F fittings. That is 1/2 and 1/4ID tubing.
They also have 1/4 and 3/8 F fittings
post #3 of 9
Very very interesting.

that does look a little restrictive.

the thing that concerns me about the y splitter is that , water is like electrical current. it likes to flow the path of least resistance. therefore it is most likely to make most of it's path to the more flow direction. (although if i were in your case that's probably what i would do)

but you can try doing a Y split from the cold water -> y split -> CPU and Nb heatsink.
If you don't like that then you can put the NB in series after the CPU waterblock.
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post #4 of 9
Very rarely is it a good idea to have a split in the line; if I were you I'd just put the blocks in series with the CPU first.
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post #5 of 9
Mine works quite well. I had a 3/8 Y splitter and that didn't work for crap. Because the system is 1/2 and the F to the NB and HD is 1/4 they get just the right amount of flow. If I had a slightly less restrictive CPU block the setup probably would not work as well.
post #6 of 9
do this, and trust me on this one, get 2 (swiftech) F splitters, 1/2 to 1/2 and 1/4
then get 2 1/4 Y splitters. put a Y on each 1/4 end of the F's, then go from each Y out to 2 of the blocks barbs (remove all tubing that comes with it) and the 2 block outs to the second Y to the second F.



this way, the flow wont be limited by anything, but the MB does get (a little bit) of water. a NB doesnt need much anyway.
post #7 of 9
I'd get a little cheap Db-1 pump and a 120 rad and just put it on its own loop, look for some used stuff and it wouldn't cost 40 -50 bux to do it...Keep the CPU loop sacred...
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
I'd get a little cheap Db-1 pump and a 120 rad and just put it on its own loop, look for some used stuff and it wouldn't cost 40 -50 bux to do it...Keep the CPU loop sacred...
all hail the CPU loop!
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Originally Posted by DaCrusader View Post
all hail the CPU loop!

Amen....
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