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Get my XSPC Rasa soon, and need a little info before I put it together and start leak testing.

From pump straight to CPU then radiator? or pump to radiator then straight to CPU?
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it doesn't matter, all that matters is res before pump and res has to be higher up than the pump

so

res>pump> cpu>rad>res

or

res>pump>rad>cpu>res
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it's radiator to reservoir then radiator to cpu then cpu to pump.

pls correct me if i'm wrong.
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post #4 of 9
REZ-PUMP-RAD-Blocks.


you need the Rez to feed the Pump.

you need Rad to take any Pump heat away

you need the coolest water to hit the Blocks.

Coolest water will be right after the Rad.
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I'm just trying to suss out what would be more efficent?

CPU> Radiator for the fans to blow off the heat first? > Res with the pump built in > CPU again

or

Res with pump built in > Radiator > CPU > Res again
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REZ-PUMP-RAD-Blocks.


you need the Rez to feed the Pump.

you need Rad to take any Pump heat away

you need the coolest water to hit the Blocks.

Coolest water will be right after the Rad.
Okay, so if I'm getting you right it's

Res with pump > radiator > CPU > then res again?
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Okay, so if I'm getting you right it's

Res with pump > radiator > CPU > then res again?
it works either way. all that matters is pump and res position, but since it's rasa kit it wont matter.

you can look at it 2 way.

res to rad to cpu: I guess you can think that it's taking heat away from ur pump but really pump temp isn't going to increase your water temp enough.

res>pump>cpu>rad: again, you can think of it as it's cooling off the hot water that just passed through cpu block. in the end, it's the same thing.

just do whichever way you want to do. In the end, cpu is getting cooled water either way
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Originally Posted by mekaw View Post
it works either way. all that matters is pump and res position, but since it's rasa kit it wont matter.

you can look at it 2 way.

res to rad to cpu: I guess you can think that it's taking heat away from ur pump but really pump temp isn't going to increase your water temp enough.

res>pump>cpu>rad: again, you can think of it as it's cooling off the hot water that just passed through cpu block. in the end, it's the same thing.

just do whichever way you want to do. In the end, cpu is getting cooled water either way
Okay, I guees I will just do the CPU > Res + Pump > Rad > CPU again
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Originally Posted by mekaw View Post
it doesn't matter, all that matters is res before pump and res has to be higher up than the pump

so

res>pump> cpu>rad>res

or

res>pump>rad>cpu>res
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It will all balance out after about 10 to 15 minutes.
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