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    Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    Hi All,

    Firslty I am fairly new to WC'ing so sorry if this is complelty wrong! (and sorry about the paint skills)

    My question is. If i have access to a 240 rad and a 120 rad would that be fine to cool the CPU and GPU?
    Or would I need to buy 360 rad?

    As below.


    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/photoqkq.jpg/

    Would this work or have i got this all completely wrong?

    Any advice would be great.

    EDIT - cant seem to attach pic.

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    Re: Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    pump - cpu block - 120 rad - gpu block - 240 rad - reservoir - pump was what I was advised

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    Re: Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    Ah yer that seems to make more sence!

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    Re: Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    you may gain or lose 1 degree depending on the loop setup but it all evens out once up to temp anyway.

    ideal is pump > rad > cpu > gpu but just sort it so its nice and neat and dont worry about it

    or buy 2 pumps like i did

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    Re: Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    you may gain or lose 1 degree depending on the loop setup but it all evens out once up to temp anyway.

    ideal is pump > rad > cpu > gpu but just sort it so its nice and neat and dont worry about it

    or buy 2 pumps like i did
    Agree

    Always like to put the pump before the rad but that's just me.

    Make sure the pump never runs dry by putting the res before it.

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    Re: Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    If you can then certainly put it pump then rad then everything else, it really wont make much difference a max of 1C like gonz0 said. The more important thing is to just look at the best setup that minimises tubing, no point having a perfect loop setup if you have to add a metre of tubing! Less tubing = less strain on pump, can have it on a lower speed or just have better performance .


    Depending on the CPU/GPU and the radiators and the fans whether or not you can cool it to decent temps. Generally though a 240+120 would be plenty! And it will cool similarly to a 360mm as its a similar surface area. Obviously if you have a mean cpu like a bulldozer at 5ghz dumping a crap load of heat into the loop and add it with a gtx590 overclocked then yes you will struggle with a cheapy radiator with poor fans .

    Best way to decide on radiators is, what speeds will you run your fans at? Silence like the <1000rpm range or performance 1.5k+ range? If its the former id say the XSPC RX series eats everything, for the high fan speeds then youd want a Hardware Labs GTX series as they seem to be highly rated for high speeds, their SR1 rad is also a solid low rpm radiator.

    Also for fans id recommend the scythe gentle typhoons, good fans they're and they have many different rpm variants
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    Re: Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    In all honesty unless your running the 3.4 gig prescott and a overclocked 590 then a good 120.2 will do you fine. I use a thermochill PA120.2 for a overclocked phenom 965 and a overclocked shader unlocked 6950 with 4 fans in push-pull and it never struggles.

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    Re: Check this water cooling loop please? :)

    I have mine as res>pump>cpu>gpu>120>240>res but then I have a jet impingement cpu block which thrives on higher pressure, thus going pump to rad increases my temps due to the pressure drop, no real need to run a rad in between blocks btw as the temps will only be different until the water warms up, after then it stabilizes.
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