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Question about my loop. If I were to flip my rad so that the ports were in my drive bay hence shorter amounts of tubing would my temps be any better? I also have a XPSC reservoir bay I'm not using at the moment which could house my pump so again less tubing. Would this at all lower temps? At the moment I am using the EK Bay Spin Reservoir. I'm thinking since it would be a shorter loop the water has less space to travel hence less time for the water to get cooler?
 

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1-2c difference max, but it might make it look better.

totally up to you ;-)
1-2c difference lower or higher? I guess my more time in the tubing for the water is wrong? I def am going for the look better thing.
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I'd say way less than 2C max, more like 0.3C or less. Tubing really doesn't add any real restriction and increased flow rates do not equate to lower temperatures.

That being said I'd still do it as it would make the loop look a lot better due to shorter tubing runs.
 

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I'd say way less than 2C max, more like 0.3C or less. Tubing really doesn't add any real restriction and increased flow rates do not equate to lower temperatures.

That being said I'd still do it as it would make the loop look a lot better due to shorter tubing runs.
I agree with everything except the bolded part.

that may be true past a certain point as you get higher flow, but it can make a huge difference at lower flow rates. in the lower range of the flow rates you see in typical loops it can actually result in 10-15c differences, but it is one of those things that the higher you go the less effect it has.

but yes, in the loop being considered in this thread, it will make almost no difference
 

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I agree with everything except the bolded part.

that may be true past a certain point as you get higher flow, but it can make a huge difference at lower flow rates. in the lower range of the flow rates you see in typical loops it can actually result in 10-15c differences, but it is one of those things that the higher you go the less effect it has.

but yes, in the loop being considered in this thread, it will make almost no difference

I'm sorry, I should have said that in my post. What I meant was flow rate increases past 1 GPM don't give a temperature change. When you have a problem with laminar flow your temperatures can become horrible.
 
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