Originally Posted by v1ral
This discussion has be said a lot of times.
And we all seen the pro's and con's of each. One rule of thumb is to always have water going into the pump.. well with that out of the way.
Loop order doesn't matter...as long as *different scenerios taken to account of course..is how you set up tubing.
The amount of tubing is to be considered, cause the more/less tubing is in the loop may not differ in temps much if anything...like said 1~2 C if you set up the loop correctly.
Also...I've had a very long loop in my HAF with my rad's stacked on top of the case.. pretty massive loop if you look at it.. but in the end.. it all matters with the delta you're wanting to achieve.
The "scenerios" will differ like I said before...some ppl can't have or rather achieve the delta's for there certain scenerio's if that even made any sense...
Through my experiences and errors.. a better routing scenerio is the key here...
"work with what you got".. e.g case... maybe some ppl don't have the space.. or what ever.. so you gotta deal with what you have..
These case companies are banking on us for wanting a full tower case that does it all.. Corsair..Cooler Master.. Silverstone.. Lian Li are banking on us for the NEED to reach that "best "case" scenerio"
With that said...
Another thing to take into account is Ambient temps..which ties into the delta's the user is trying to achieve..
Any loop can work.. hell some H50's work well for ppl... and others don't...
Loop order does not matter....as long as the pump is being feed the proper amount of water.
Then it goes from there...
The longest part for me when building my loop is trying to figure out how the heck ima route my tubes...and that should be in the minds of every new water cooling person out there...
I would suggest what the above poster suggests.. RAD before block..any block... just to have the "coolest" water to use.everything else will fall into place.
Is your space key broken?^^
I agree with you 100%
I do not care if it is 2 degrees or 0.01 ...the loop that has the rad before the block ,the least amount of tubing routed the tidiest and cleanest and a high flow will always achieve the best temps nobody can argue with that.
And I do not wanna start a new debate
But you should also make sure your rad can be supplied with fresh ambient tempreture so set it up in a push configuration and make sure the exhaust air is steered or routed to the outside of the case.
Best case scenario was if you had a TJ07 or Little devil with a bottom compartment in which the rad can be supplied with cool air and the exhaust air can be pushed right out the other side.
If this is not the case try to mount the rad low (if possible) so the exhaust air will either rise and be sucked out by your exhaust fans on top or do a push/pull in which the exhaust air would be steered to the backpanel exhausting area
So be sure about what you want and go for it!