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post #1 of 20
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I am wanting to mount my pump at the bottom of my case. But I was wondering if I use these elbows to the input of it would they hurt the flow of the water? or am I better off just using the tubing and having it slightly kink, Like not very much kinking. I don't know if you would call it a kink, more like it SLIGHTLY flattens. Not that much. Thanks

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Kinks are bad, elbows are good!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalman2785
Kinks are bad, elbows are good!

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So should I get a bunch of them and put elbows on like every bend? and make everything like right angles. I think that would hurt the flow though.
    
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post #5 of 20
Try and only use them where a extreme bend is to be, in my case i used 2 of those elbows in my loop, one from the cpu to gpu block and the other from the gpu block to the resivior since i was making a 180 degrees turn my cheap tubing ($.89/ft 1/2" ID 3/4"OD) would put a lot of stress on the gfx card and i didnt want any probems on a kink or breakage of the card.

this is my loop (old pict) many addjustments since then but the cpu-gpu-res has not changed.

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post #6 of 20
A kink will damage flow more then an elbow will. You should limit the use of elbows, but it's one of those things that you have to use sometimes even if you don't want to.

People say stay away from elbows because there are a few out there that will put 10+ of them in a system. THE HORROR!!!
    
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post #7 of 20
Any type of elbow impedes low too much for my liking...

I would mch rather use more tuing than put an elbow it...i would only put an elbow n if there was no othr way around it....
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post #8 of 20
My look on it all, is water cooling is kinda like air, the more divertions you have to redirect your flow the less pressure you have and thus less flow you have, and flow is good
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post #9 of 20
Elbows are bad in a water loop. If you absolutely must use some, I would suggest going to Home Depot and look at the plumbing section. They make copper elbows that have a nice smooth curve instead of a direct 90 degree bend.
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post #10 of 20
i second that, or make your own. anyone ever thought of making a pure copper plumbing W/C setup?
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