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I have my whole loop ordered and it is currently on the way.

XSPC RX240 and RX360
MPC655
XSPC Dual Bay Res
EK HF Supreme CPU Block
EK GTX 580 Block
Bunch of Bitspower 45 Degree Comression Fittings
Some Straight Bitspower Barbs

I have a HAF-X and I have already planned out the mod to fit the RX240 on the bottom of the case (going to have to remove 3/5 of the hard drive cage).

My question is, I'm wonder how the tubing is going to run from the XSPC bay res to the upper 360 rad. I have 45 degree fittings for it, and I can put the bay res in any two of the bays (there are 6). It seems like for convenience it would be easiest to have the 360 rad inlet/outlet at the back of the case, but my loop would have to be:

Pump/Res -> CPU -> 360 rad -> GPU -> 240 rad -> res

I've heard you should have a rad in between the pump and CPU. Is this going to effect performance? Can I get from the bay res to the 360 rad up top without 90 degree fittings?
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YES you should have a rad in between the components. Even better: Make it a dual loop. Just have to buy another res and pump and BAM huge improvement.
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It's my understanding that it don't matter the order of your loop, once its setup the temps will be the same no matter the order of components
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It's my understanding that it don't matter the order of your loop, once its setup the temps will be the same no matter the order of components
that's what I've learned from charliehorse. Basically the thermal temps will even out throughout the whole loop.
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Yeah I've heard the same. The water, assuming its moving at a reasonable rate, moves quick enough that were the radiators go in the loop isn't as important as much as they are in it.

From what I've gathered it makes >1C difference.
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