Hey guys... I'm about to "re-complete" my re-build...
I need some advice about loop order and pump capacity. First a diagram to help with the discussion:
(2) Alphacool UT60's (in pedestal)
Alphacool XT45 (in PSU side)
XSPC Raystorm CPU block
MPS MVE Full MB block
(2) XSPC Razor 7970 blocks
So... proposed loop order and pump placements:VERSION ONE
RES->PUMP (in CPU floor)->GPU->GPU->CPU->MB->XT45->UT60->UT60->RES
RES->PUMP (in Pedestal)->XT45->CPU->MB->GPU->GPU->UT60->UT60->RES
Version one is easiest and results in mostly straight runs - but the PUMP to GPU#2 run would be in the case and above the light panel I'm putting in (so not as attractive on the CPU side). Version Two would be the most aesthetically pleasing on the CPU side... but would have 3 passes through the light panel to achieve this and would put my pump in a location that would require completely dismantling my case if it failed and required repair/replacement. I guess a third option would be to have the pump in the PSU side feeding the XT45 - but that would require multiple curved fittings for feeding the pump... and in both the listed configurations it would be a straight run or nearly straight.
The second question is with the addition of a third rad (which shouldn't make much difference) and a fullcover MB block (which might) is one MCP35X going to be cutting it too close and a second 35X and dual top would be a worthwhile addition. I really don't think it will be too bad, but I have no idea about the MPS block as I can't really find much information - almost no one is using one that I can find.
Thanks for the input!