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I have a feeling how most people are going to answer this, but here I go.

Should I split my current setup into 2 loops? one for the gpus and ram and the other for the cpu, mosfets, and nb/sb.

Currently running my sig on 5 rads: sr1 120, 240, 2x 360, and a rx 360 all in the same loop. Will it be worth splitting it up into two loops in order to achieve better overclocks for my cpu? After calculations the delta for the cpu will be around 2.5ishC if I do the split while it is currently around 5 with the gpus in the loop. I have everything I need to split the loop up into two. I'm running two reservoirs right now anyway and have a spare eheim hpps (I'd use it on the gpu loop) just lying around as well as around 30ft of primoflex tubing. routing will not be a problem since the pedestal attached to my ufo makes it rather easy and incredibly clean.

any thoughts? will it reduce my gpu oc ability significantly by splitting it? will it affect my cpu more than my gpu or the other way around?

cpu temps: stock clocks 25 idle 37 load
4.0 31idle 57 load
4.6 42idle 78 load

gpu stock (highest one) 29 idle 42load
sig oc 38 idle 70 load
 
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I say if your looking to achieve outright best performance from your WC, then I'd recommend you going two loops.
    
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Honestly, I don't think you will a difference in your overclocks either way. If you did switch to dual loops your CPU temperature would drop 2-3C, and your GPUs would go up 4-6C. These kind of temperature gains usually don't affect overclocks THAT much, I'd say at the most you are going to get 50 MHz more out of the CPU.

Go for it if you want, there really isn't anything to argue either way.
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50 mhz definitely isn't worth it. If it's 150 then maybe. I'd rather have the 4-6 c on my gpus than my cpu since they are under much higher load for a longer period of time sine I fold on them and not my cpu. Guess I'll just keep it how it is.
 
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50 mhz definitely isn't worth it. If it's 150 then maybe. I'd rather have the 4-6 c on my gpus than my cpu since they are under much higher load for a longer period of time sine I fold on them and not my cpu. Guess I'll just keep it how it is.
That's what I thought. The frequency increase was just a guess, I dropped 30C and upped my OC by 100 MHz while lower the volts by 0.05, so I can't imagine you getting 150 MHz on 2.5C.
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