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Decision about loop order

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just wanted some opinions on this loop order,

Reservoir (height wise it will be placed above the pump) -> pump -> 360 rad-> cpu ->120 rad -> gpu x 2 -> then back to Res.

This will possibly be in a Haf 932, 320 rad on the top and 120 rad in the back, i think this order will also somewhat cut down on all the tubing needed as well.

thoughts? opinions? comments?
post #2 of 6
It doesnt really matter as far as temperature concerns as it will even out in the end
    
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Dont place radiators between your pump and cpu block. This will decrease the pressure hitting your block and impact cooling performance fairly greatly. I did some experiments on this and found that it increased load temps up to 10*C. Id place the 360 rad after your gpu's that would give you the best performance
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as far as water flow after the gpu's is before the cpu its a loop

as long as the cpu is the first block in the flow of water your good
that gives the cpu the lowest temp water
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post #5 of 6
As long as the res is before the pump, nothing else really matters - stick to your guns and configure the rest so you use the least amount of tubing.. Temps normalize throughout the loop after a few minutes - any temp difference between blocks is negligible.
    
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post #6 of 6
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hmm, so based on that to increase pressure to the cpu block the order should be,

res -> pump -> cpu -> gpu x2 -> 320 rad -> res

would the extra 120 rad be worth putting in after the gpus? the rads would be a low fin count so i could use low noise fans.
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