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Poll Results: What loop is best? (see pictures)

 
  • 42% (8)
    2 Radiators - Style #1
  • 5% (1)
    2 Radiators - Style #2
  • 15% (3)
    2 Radiators - Style #3
  • 5% (1)
    2 Radiators - Style #4
  • 15% (3)
    3 Radiators - Style #1
  • 0% (0)
    3 Radiators - Style #2
  • 15% (3)
    Other (please explain!)
19 Total Votes  
post #11 of 26
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Assuming this are those pumps.. 10ft is pretty short, for a $200 pump. ಠ_ಠ

No thoughts on redundancy? Sure, if the pump fails CPU safeguards automatically turn the PC turn off. Still, I get booted from whatever I'm doing. =( (possible unsaved work lost which is never fun)
post #12 of 26
crap. accidentally clicked style 2, meant style one.

So scratch my vote for 2, and add it to #1.

Otherwise go for two loops
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post #13 of 26
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Otherwise go for two loops
I thought two loops were quickly losing popularity?

e.g.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=254683

Regardless, for my 1st water cooled system I think I'll keep it simple.

I see "2 rads #1" is most popular. I voted "3 rads #1", but it's probably smarter to test temperatures with 2 and if I want more I could go more.
post #14 of 26
Unrelated, but TC I hope you have plans to fold with this PC.
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I thought two loops were quickly losing popularity?

e.g.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=254683
two loops isn't better then one. it's best to ignore (for the most part) that.
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post #16 of 26
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Unrelated, but TC I hope you have plans to fold with this PC.
I've wanted to set up folding for some time. My current PC is old, slow and too loud at night to keep running. I'll definitely fold on this one.

Also I had to go to urbandictionary.com to find out what TC stood for. You're the first person I've seen use that, OP (original poster) is usually more popular.
post #17 of 26
i have a single D5 with a EK top rev.2 and it powers a similiar system to what you want to do, with 2 gpu, 2x 240 rads cpu and full cover mobo block, and the most restrictive plate in my EK supreme HF.


and if you did want the two pumps could i recommend getting your two stock D5's and using this


i'd also mod the bottom to use a 240 rad down there, as mentioned the vids on youtube looks like a nice build once done
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post #18 of 26
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Stupid question, but--what am I looking at here? If it's what I think it is, this is an accessory to mount a pump into a 5.25" drive bay?
post #19 of 26
It's a dual top for pumps but he meant to give the image for d5 instead in that image you see the dual top for ddc.
    
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post #20 of 26
why put two pumps next to each other in a loop?
it's like doubling up fans. it's pointless.
    
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