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Since the coolest part of a loop is right after the rad, the setup on the left would give the best performance. But then, the difference between the warmest and coolest part of any loop is less than 1/2°F. So, loop order really doesn't matter all that much.
 

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I'm considering 2 alternatives for my water loop. Both look OK to me. Is there any difference in terms of performance between those 2, or just the looks? This is my first loop, so I will appreciate any constructive feedback
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Set up # 1 wins for me, Same as my set pup now incuding GPU
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Res/Pump - Top Rad - CPU - GPU - Bottom Rad - Res

 

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#1, people say it's only 1-2C difference but it still is better than the other one, I tried both personaly and the #1 was cooler than #2, enough to notice the difference in temps.
 

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I'm considering 2 alternatives for my water loop. Both look OK to me. Is there any difference in terms of performance between those 2, or just the looks? This is my first loop, so I will appreciate any constructive feedback
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On aesthetics I would say setup #2. If setup #1 was how it actually looked when it was installed you would have the tube passing in front of the GPU and that would be bad feng shui. It works in BadDad62's rig because he is watercooling the GPU.
Also in #2 you can run the tube perpendicular from the top rad to the bottom of the case then along to the bottom rad .
 

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I'm considering 2 alternatives for my water loop. Both look OK to me. Is there any difference in terms of performance between those 2, or just the looks? This is my first loop, so I will appreciate any constructive feedback
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alternative 1 - but the other direction of flow, since tho coolest radiator is on the bottom, and not on the top.
this would be physically the coolest solution, i´m just not sure by how much.
 

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Many thanks guys for ideas and feedback. It looks like both options will work, there will be small impact on performance, the rest is about aesthetics.

@Stige - good to know, I will consider this

@PinzaC55 - yes, I noticed that as well, I don't like tube in from of my GPU, but alternative means tube in frony of PSU. I will decide after I put some tubing inside and see how it looks.

@smex- that is very interesting idea, it will make rez connections a bit more complex, but something to be considered, for sure
 

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Here's how mine is arranged



Tube down from top rad (ignore the reservoir) 90 degree elbow - Koolance drain block - along bottom of case to pump (bottom rad for you).
 

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i like no.1. i read a lady member said to keep the lines short. that's what i did on mine. well, it depends on your case, components, etc. here is mine . . .



only three fans. 2 up top intake for the 120 rad and one for the rear 120 rad out.

keeps my chip in check . . .



my gpu mainly stays at 40C in games.
 

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If you're concerned about performance, mounting the rad on standoffs and using push/pull fans with shrouds would be the way to go.
Your setup blows hot case air through the rad.

 
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Many thanks guys for ideas and feedback. It looks like both options will work, there will be small impact on performance, the rest is about aesthetics.

@Stige - good to know, I will consider this

@PinzaC55 - yes, I noticed that as well, I don't like tube in from of my GPU, but alternative means tube in frony of PSU. I will decide after I put some tubing inside and see how it looks.

@smex- that is very interesting idea, it will make rez connections a bit more complex, but something to be considered, for sure
that´s how i´ve set up my rig. my cpu temps are under 60°C (cores) and the cpu is around 40-50°C @ unfair 1.38v for 4.6ghz
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thanks BadDad62, we have the same case
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I may consider watercooling GPU later, but I need to see temps first.
May I ask what kind of fan RPM's and temps (CPU\GPU) you get while gaming (i5 + 570 I assume)?
i5 2400k @ 4.8, GTX570 , 16g Ram
Fans are 4 Sythe GT 1850 @ 7v

Swiftech 240mm
Black Ice SR 240mm

Ambient = 24* It's 38* outside atm
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CPU idle 24*
GPU idle 29*

CPU Load = 55*
GPU Load = 58*

Running Intel Burn test and Furmark for 6 hours

I'm also modding another CM690 II to fit a 420mm rad in the front and maybe a 360mm in the top
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Also if using #2 i'd turn the top rad and have fittings at the front of the case and not have the GPU in the way
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i5 2400k @ 4.8, GTX570 , 16g Ram
Fans are 4 Sythe GT 1850 @ 7v

Swiftech 240mm
Black Ice SR 240mm

Ambient = 24* It's 38* outside atm
CPU idle 24*
GPU idle 29*

CPU Load = 55*
GPU Load = 58*

Running Intel Burn test and Furmark for 6 hours

I'm also modding another CM690 II to fit a 420mm rad in the front and maybe a 360mm in the top

Also if using #2 i'd turn the top rad and have fittings at the front of the case and not have the GPU in the way
Amazing temps
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Congrats. I have a bit more wattage on my CPU, so I'm going to see how it works for me.
Thanks for ideas regarding my setup, my plan is to have everything in case, at least for the start. That's my first water-cooling, so I try to limit complexity, where possible
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