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I am pretty new to water cooling, i've been doing a bunch of research and i was curious if my planned loop would efficient. My loop order is res>pump>gpu>cpu>rad>res. I plan on using the 800D case and was trying to simpliy the loop with out placing the pump in the 5.25 bays.

Pump: swiftech 655 w/ D5 top
res: FrozenQ Fusion
rad: 3x120 (havent really decide)
cpu:see above
gpu:same
fittings: compression

any help will be very very welcome
post #2 of 6
Sounds about right, some do cpu first before gpu . but it really depends on what you want getting to cooler temp water first.

Other than that loop order doesnt matter to much.
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Order of loop doesnt matter except make sure you have your res going right to your pump. After that, its whatever is convenient for you.

Temps will thermally balance out throughout the whole rig and the difference between parts is like less than 1c.
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Your loop order does not affect temperatures, so use whatever route gives you the least amount of tubing.

I actually have my GPU dump heat into the loop before my CPU and it didn't give me any different temperatures then when I had it plumbed the other way around.
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cool thanks all, ill post photos of the whole build when im complete
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Your loop order does not affect temperatures, so use whatever route gives you the least amount of tubing.

I actually have my GPU dump heat into the loop before my CPU and it didn't give me any different temperatures then when I had it plumbed the other way around.
Theoretically, going to the cpu first would be best, as it would then get the coolest water. But as you say, the temperature difference is probably so minimal that it makes no measurable difference. Most people don't get more than 2 degree water temp difference between radiator in and out.
    
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