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I am going to drain my loop soon and would like ideas. This was my first liquid cooling system so it probably needs work. Also I am thinking about rearranging my loop a tad so I had two other loop orders and I would like to know if you all think the older one is the best or one of the other two I drew up. A few things I for sure am doing is putting a two space connector between the cards because the bottom card is bending slightly, and I am really considering buying clear tubing with red coolant. I know that people hate dye but I am willing to change it every 2-3 months.

EDIT: yellow= pump,reservoir
red = rads
purple = cards
green = cpu


Here is my system(please tell me is you see something you dislike and would change):



Here is my old loop order:


Here are my two other ideas:



These last two separate the two radiators so that the 360 is before the video cards and the 240 before the cpu. You can see my sig rig below if you want to see what I am cooling thanks for any help.
Edited by fenderlove0` - 3/25/11 at 2:40pm
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I didn't see that you already had two rads... looks good as it is man.

maybe res/pump to bottom rad to vga blocks to second top rad then to cpu block back to res/pump ?

Might see a degree difference or two

Well i am a bit confused lol. Without labels i don't know what is what my bad.

What you can do is since you have two rads... make one go into the vga blocks then go to the second rad then to the cpu. Make sense?

res>pump>rad1>vga blocks> rad2> cpu> res...
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/25/11 at 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
if i read your schematic correctly it goes: res>pump>blocks>rad>res

if that's right, the only thing i would consider changing is to go:

res>pump>rad>blocks>res

this is because the pump creates a minuscule amount of heat doing the work it does and it would serve better to get rid of some of that heat before the liquid circulates through your blocks.

Well that's how it goes in my head.

Either way, the liquid will stay at about the same temperature regardless. You might see a degree difference if at all. Looks good as it is man
sorry I forgot to label but it goes from pump to block in the second one, but the other two it goes to rad and then block.
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Well I put a little key at the top to help anyone that needs it.
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I am working on my new water building set up. I am building loop like your original setup. From all the advice I got it dosent matter how you rework it because after an hr the temps are all equal in the loop anyway.
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