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  1. redwings0921

    redwings0921 New Member

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    I am planning on have my loop as follows:

    ________cpu
    Pump<_______> radiator - reservoir
    ______gfx card

    (i had to use lines above b.c it removed spaces, so _ = a space)

    i would like to use http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7463/ex-tub-292/Primochill_12_UV_Reactive_Leakproof_Y_Fitting_-_UV_Green.html to split the tubes and bring it back together.
    i will be using an ek full waterblock for my 9600gt and a dtek fusion for my cpu block
    how would this work? would the flow be affected? would one thing be cooled better then the other? would the water for some reason only flow well through one side? is this more effiecent at cooling then having the lines go straight from my cpu to gfx card?

    please criticize my planned set up and tell me all your thoughts, and if you link the splitting idea is a good idea!
     
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    Flow shouldn't be a problem. What's ur pump?
     
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    Pump-->Radiator-->CPU-->GPU-->Resevoir-->Pump is the route I'd take.
     
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    but then the heated water form the cpu will go to the gpu.... right?
     
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    Yea, but GPU can substain much hotter temps than the CPU so that's not a problem. On my old WC setup, it was Pump-rad-cpu-Res-GPU-pump
     
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    redwings0921 New Member

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    cool, and its a lot less complicated then splitting =)
     
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    I didn't notice you are going to use splitters. Split the loop after the radiator, into each block (CPU/GPU), then another splitter to join the loop before it goes into the resevoir.

    So, I geuss the loop I posted still stands except the cpu/gpu are split off.
     
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    redwings0921 New Member

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    do you think its worth it to split? im just worried about one part getting most of the flow and the other not getting much, if any at all
     
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    I wouldn't bother with the split. It's really not going to make much of a difference, plus it will be a lot less of a mess with the tubing.
     
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    redwings0921 New Member

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    thanks. im trust you and go without the splits b.c i just found out shipping would be 6$ on these things. kinda rediculous wen u could just throw em in an envelope...
     
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    This is the way I would stick with.

    Better flow = Better cooling..so using a Y adaptor will split your flow in two and so you will have less cooling in each loop.
     
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    Only split a loop if each half is going into an identical block, otherwise the pressure difference between the 2 would mean the least restrictive block would get the majority of the flow.
     

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