Originally Posted by chino1974
Frogive me if I'm wrong but don't you lose cooling performance when you use crossflow rads ? I thought those crossflows were single pass rads as opposed to the regular double pass rads ? If I'm not wrong then you're basically cutting your loop in half almost. Be better off to ditch the crossflows and just use a few angled fittings to get your loop looking right.
I'm fairly certain you are wrong, about the performance degration on cross-flow, I think that a continuous flow in your loop A) increases the ultimate flow of the water, the less bends and curves and 90 degree angles the better the flow. Granted we are talking minimal a few degrees at best!!!
I feel that esthetics out weighs the 2-3 degree difference, Hence the cross-flow usage, especially in a mid size tower where you don't have much room to conceal the second tube going back to the pump, where mine flows right to the reservoir, into another radiator without you seeing a single tube in the process.