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Im not a new at water cooling but iv been thinking i might change my loop from its current setup res/pump > cpu >rx360 > heatkiller-5970 > ek-5870 > rx240 ? res/pump. The way my cards are right now i gota use like a loop around to connect them because they are to close in first 2 pcie slots. Im thinking of moving the 5970 to the 3rd pcie slot so they can have a straight connection and making the loop of my order like this res/pump > rx240 > heatkiller-5970 > ek-5870 > rx360 > cpu > res/pump.

What worrys me is all the cpu heat would be dumped into the res/pump befor it would go thru a rad would that hurt the pump or xspc res ?
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Shouldn't hurt a thing. The coolant doesn't get very hot.

This new setup is better, since the GPU's get the 360mm and the CPU getting the 240. A lot people give their CPU too much rad while using too small a rad for their graphics cards, just by properly balancing the rads out can really improve results.
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yea i had this setup befor i got the 5970 so i never changed it and i didnt have a long enugh crossfire bridge my friend suppose to have one everyone says your loop temps will be the same no matter what but it seems like it would be cooler giving gpus a 360 rad.
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
What worrys me is all the cpu heat would be dumped into the res/pump befor it would go thru a rad would that hurt the pump or xspc res ?
Not a problem. As a rough guide, it takes 250W to heat the water by 1C at 1GPM, so the water is only going to get <1C warmer going through the CPU block (assuming you have ≥1GPM). The pump and res will have no problem with this.
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post #5 of 13
It has been proven countless times that loop order does not make a significant difference in temps as long as your res is before your pump (so that your loop actually works).

Everything else is basically irrelevant. Do whatever looks best/is easiest for you.
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well this works better for my video cards dont have to have a big peice of tubing go up and around to connect them. Its not real pretty the anti kinks didnt turn out very well at all might order more and give it another try one day.

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post #7 of 13
O.O clean your case!!!!!!!

Also just a quick pointer, that t-line there is pretty much useless because it will not drain even most of the water in your loop. Should be at the bottom of the loop in order to work effectively.
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Well i have a way to get 85-90% of the water out with the t-line and the main reason its in is i dont have enugh tubing to reach the cpu unless i use it. If i run my pump with the t-line open and the res top on it will pump probly 85-90% of my water out befor the pump runs dry. And the case is gonna be cleaned up when i get my new psu in waiting on it still.
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post #9 of 13
Those antikink coils look pretty bad, and as I can see in your pic you don't seem to need them. Your tubing is not kinking anywhere... I'd take them out
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post #10 of 13
Take those coils off...they take away from the look of your loop.

And in a single loop, order doesn't matter.
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