Originally Posted by jfizz84
I see what you mean. I was thinking in my head I wanted the cool water to go directly into heat generating components and not give time for the water to cool before going back through the loop. I did think about dual rads, but the radiator I was looking at was an EK Coolstream 480. Do you suspect that maybe I'd be better of with 2 smaller rads, 1 for CPU and 1 for GPU, or will the bigger one for both suffice?
Also unrelated question...can you install more than one temp plug in your loop to monitor temps lets say before and after the radiator?
Thanks guys and gals!
Re. radiator count and size, it really comes down to a.) your components and b.) planned 'oc'. I would think that the EK 480 should be able to handle quite a lot of heat, but once you get into a 380w-400w GPU (ie some 2080 Ti) and an oc'ed multi-core HEDT CPU at >1.33v, things might get toastier.
I typically run mutli-GPUs (ie sig rig) and thus always run separate loops for CPU and GPU...not an absolute necessity, but it works for me. Just the two GPUs in my system put out a combined 780w. That said, you do not need separate loops to run two (or more) rads, but the more components you add per loop
, the more you want to consider the pump's head pressure rating.
Along the same line, having more than one temp plug in your system shouldn't be an issue unless the the temp plugs are restrictive. Usually, GPU blocks are the most restrictive in a loop, then CPU blocks