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okie which is the best setup route for dual radiators ?

Resevoir>pump>360mm radiator>240mm Radiator>CPU ?

You guys probably wonder why do i need two radiators, well im setup up for future use, when i have more money im going to water cool my two gtx580 sli
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Edited by vboy425 - 2/1/11 at 2:54am
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Lol you should probably post some of your computer specs to help people out. But the order of the loop does not matter as long as the reservoir is in front of the pump and that the reservoir is higher than the pump. Sooner or later the system will reach an equilibrium and heat will be dissipated as fast as it is generated. You may see slightly better temps at first but once you keep that computer running for a little while after turning it on you won't notice a difference. You should focus more on trying to keep the loop clean.
    
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Lol you should probably post some of your computer specs to help people out. But the order of the loop does not matter as long as the reservoir is in front of the pump and that the reservoir is higher than the pump.
I agree on both counts.

To add your specs go to User Control Panel and click on "Edit System" on the left hand side. Having a list of your components helps people a lot as we don't know what you are running.

And loop order is pretty unimportant. In theory putting two rads in series will offer slightly lower temperatures at the outlet, and dispersing rads to put them after a heat source will offer better overall heat dissipation, however with the amount of power we are dealing with the effects are negligible.

Go for whatever gives the cleanest line and the least amount of tubing. Unnecessary tubing leads to more restriction, more restriction leads to lower flow, lower flow leads to worse heat transfer, worse heat transfer leads to the dark side. Or something like that.

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sorry about that guys. Anyway my pc specs are listed now
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Haha don't worry about it and welcome
    
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I will post pix once my other parts arrive and install. thanks again guys
Edited by vboy425 - 2/1/11 at 3:21am
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one more question. Should i pump water from the big radiator to the small radiator and to the cpu ? or it doesnt matter big or small go first ?
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It doesn't matter which one goes first, again just try to make it look clean and try not to use excess tubing.
    
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one more question. Should i pump water from the big radiator to the small radiator and to the cpu ? or it doesnt matter big or small go first ?
Makes no difference at all (all other things being equal). As I said, go for whatever gives the best layout, least tubing and fewer bends.

Looking forward to the pics, that looks like a nice rig you have there.
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got it. thanks
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