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Concepts of my first watercooling. Need advice!

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I have ordered watercooling parts some time ago and they will arrive soon.
My system specs can be seen on the pic:

Sapphire HD6970 Vietnam Special + Intel Core i5 2005K 3,3Ghz

The stuff is air cooled atm (fairly well) but I'm kinda bored again and want to tinker with the system even further so that's why I'm doing this



Now these are my 3 different variations of how I COULD set it up. But I have no experience in things such as how warm the water is going to be and how good radiators actually cool it down.
Option2 is probably the worst of the 3. I like Option3 pretty much but I'm not so sure about the radiator after the gpu.

Option1 could be a nice way to make sure the GPU is really getting "cold" water.

I will not be OCing the CPU as much since I am most likely only a gamer. Really only GTA4 benefits of the new Sandy Bride and it's fast enough even in triplehead.



(mainboard is rotated 90°)
this is a much older pic (955BE,2xHD5870), but just to give an idea how the radiators are being cooled and such. Because the case is a Silverstone RV02 and the large radiator can't be on top.... or maybe it can be outside but I'm not a fan of that.

I fear the GPU radiator on the bottom heats up the upper CPU Radiator too much. Is the air behind the radiator rather being warm?

Any other advices are highly appreciated!
Edited by RED-FROG - 2/20/11 at 8:59am
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pump-cpu-gpu-rad-pump

always put the gpu after the cpu in the loop so the cpu gets the coolest water

then gpu to rad for cool down and then to res to start over
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Don't worry about the loop order. Just make sure reservoir is before the pump. That's all. Once system reaches equilibrium in 10 minutes the loop order won't have any effect. At most it will be 2C. So do whatever looks good to you.
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don't worry about the loop order. Just make sure reservoir is before the pump. That's all. Once system reaches equilibrium in 10 minutes the loop order won't have any effect. At most it will be 2c. So do whatever looks good to you.
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