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Ok so first off I have to say that I was first planning to only use a single MCP355 with a petras top in my loop. However after gathering all the parts and laying everything out I think that serial MCP355s may be in order.

I had originally planned on having just a HK3.0, 2 gtx470 EK blocks 1 360mm XSPC rad and 1 120mm XSPC rad and maybe 1 or 2 90* fittings using.

Now that everything has been laid out this is what I will have. 7 90* bitspower fittings, 2 45* bitspower fittings, 1 koolance flow meter, a 240mm XSPC rad, a 480mm xspc rad, HK3.0 block, 2 gtx470 blocks, mosfet and nb ek motherboard blocks. Tubing will be 1/2" id for most of the loop with a 1-2 ft peice of 7/16 id tubing.

Would this setup benefit from an additional mcp355? Money is not really a problem as I spent this much already. An additional pump and top is really just a drop in the bucket at this point but it obviously would be easier to just keep a single pump rather then plan on where to fit a second pump. Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 21
how about a dual bay res for 2 MCP355? this is what I am gettign ( and another res just to add another 400ml of water to my loop)

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/dubayreforla.html
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a single loop with more redundancy generated with a top/or a second pump in serie will benefit your system, so go for it if you have the bling!
    
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Second question is when serially connecting pump do they need to be connected to each other with the least resistance possible or would it be ok to connect them with 2 90* fittings in between them and about a foot of 1/2" tubing?
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post #5 of 21
You'll be over 1GPM with a single 355+top. If you add a second pump, it's not going to improve your temps and might actually increase them.


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Second question is when serially connecting pump do they need to be connected to each other with the least resistance possible or would it be ok to connect them with 2 90* fittings in between them and about a foot of 1/2" tubing?
Normally, you would use a dual top. That provides the most straight-forward way to connect two pumps. Alternatively, you would connect the two like you would any other water cooling component. Avoid 90 degree fittings directly on the pump though.
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Serial=head
If you go in serial, you will increase your head at any given flow rate, so if your making f(flow) at x head, youll get f at x+x-(x of new gpm), with diminished head returns as flow you make increases. So 2x head at 1.25+ flow.

Parallel=flow
In parallel you will increase your flow at any given head, so if your making f(flow) at x head, the new ft(flow)= F+F, and head is F(pump1) at X2 + X1, so if your flow was 1gpm and now its 2gpm, you take the pump 1 curve for Head to Flow, and find your resultant head as being the original head at 1gpm and adding that to the head at your new flow, so around a .25ish head gain, double flow w/ 1.25 head
 
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So what do you guys think? Avoid the second pump? I'm just not sure if the added flow will counteract the added heatdump of the second pump.
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i would connect them with 2x 45 or 90 compression fittings but if you have a top you would obvioulsy have less resistance...
    
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if you really have the money go for it, dual pumps will help the flow and temps abit even.
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I happen to like that pump, but added some heatsinks to it, I suppose you could add heatsinks to 2 of them and reduce that temp/added to loop scenario... that said I would also do them in parallel rather than serial for the flow, not just for the flow but for the redundancy in case one pump decides to shoot craps. Is it needed? Nahh, the world wont end on one pump, but if money = not an object, sure, go for it!
 
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