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I'm about to install my Reserator, CPU block, VGA block and water cooled PSU.

Does it matter which order they are connected in? Is there an optimum order of flow?

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I'm about to install my Reserator, CPU block, VGA block and water cooled PSU.

Does it matter which order they are connected in? Is there an optimum order of flow?

TIA
order = cpu, vga, psu

you want your cpu to get the coolest water temps possible, which can only be achieved if it is first in the loop after the rad, in your case, reservator

now, with your psu, you are cooling it with water???? i am thinking you should stick with the fans....unless you wnat some hot water running through your system!
 

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hmm, ive never seen a watercooled psu....but i wouldnt do it because to dissapate that much heat, ud need a nother HUGE radiator.
u want the order to be radiator-cpu-vga-w/e else-back to radiator

dont put anymore on the system or your temps will be horible....
 

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In theory it isn't a bad idea. PSUs do produce a lot of heat. I think it is more of poor judgment. You could reach the same end by mounting the PSU outside the case. All cooling really does is transfer heat from one place to another. Presumably inside the case to outside the case. Simply removing the heat source from inside the case should work better than trying to cool it. The flip side to that is that the PSU itself will still run at the original temp. I bet that there would not be a considerable gain in a lower operating temp (for a psu)
 
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