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post #1 of 10
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I have 2 360 rads, a 35x pump, 1 res, 2 gpu waterblock 1 cpu waterblock, how should i set the loop order up?
frozencpu said this way pump>cpu>rad>gpu>2nd rad>res>pump
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post #2 of 10
What they suggested is good. As long as res is before pump you can't go wrong.
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post #3 of 10
To be quite honest, the order doesn't matter.
post #4 of 10
Loop order really doesn't matter other than the res before the pump. The loop will reach an equilibrium.
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post #5 of 10
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so what i said, pump>cpu>rad>gpu>2nd rad>respump
isnt right because the res is last? i was just gonna do res out, pump in, pump out, cpu in, cpu out, and so on...
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post #6 of 10
Whatever looks tidiest.
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ok so as long as the resovour is above the pump? and res out goes to pump in im good?
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yes, you are correct
 
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post #9 of 10
I think if you want the best performance, get one more pump and run 2 seperate loops. You will get much better performance that way. Right now with that loop setup, it would be quite restrictive. but pump order usually goes PUMP->CPU->RAD->Res->back to pump. and do the same for the 2nd loop but with the GPU instead.
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post #10 of 10
If you REALLY want to split hairs, the best theoretical CPU cooling performance could be had by going res > pump > rad > rad > CPU > GPU > back to res.

For practical purposes though, as others have said, it only really matters that your res is located at the same level or above the inlet of the pump and before it in the loop order.
Other than those 2 requirements, pipe it in whatever order results in the least amount of tubing and bends.
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