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post #1 of 41
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I have just got my wc setup today, thanks to petrolhead.

it's the thermaltake bigwater se, the one with the drive bay res. it says to connect up like so:-

pump - - block - - rad - - res - - pump

though I thought the pump can produce heat so rad should be between pump and waterblock like so

pump - - rad - - block - - res - - pump

How should I set it up?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 41
I would say to hook it up like it say's, It might over heat your pump or do damage, it should be best to cool the water off as soon as it passes from the block.
post #3 of 41
The second way.

Pump > Radiator > Block > Reservoir > Pump ...

You want the coolest water possible on the CPU, so straight after the radiator is best.
post #4 of 41
I would do it the first way...

pump - - block - - rad - - res - - pump

I understand where muffin is coming from but the TT pump probably does not generate much heat and the increased pressure to the waterblock should help create turbulence.
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post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by muffin
The second way.

Pump > Radiator > Block > Reservoir > Pump ...

You want the coolest water possible on the CPU, so straight after the radiator is best.

This is the standard that most go by.
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post #6 of 41
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Okay its 2 v 2, thanks for the opinions guys. If somebody could just tip the balance as both views are look valid to me.
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post #7 of 41
Ah nuts, I see what Colin (teh newb) means. I don't know which one to say...ok I change my vote to the first way
post #8 of 41
in my setup, i have it going

Pump --> Radiator --> resovoir --> CPU-->GPU --> Pump.

the pump does generate some heat, and the way i have it set up right now, water goes through all the parts what warm up, then go through the radiator and resovoir, so the coolest water possible goes to the chip and the GPU. yes, warmer water ends up going through the pump, but for my pump, it can handle temps up to about 60C or so, and my water is never over 40C, ever. cooler water over the cpu and gpu = better overclock! good luck!
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post #9 of 41
Well i have always had it Pump > block > rad > res > pump

The theory behind this is that you want the water to travel through the water block as fast as possible but as slow as possible through the radiator, so it can dissipate it heat better.

I find it work's well.
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post #10 of 41
Could someone show me a set up of the pump> rad > block > res? I dont get whats so different about the set ups, you just connect the tubing and there ya go, right?
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