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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Chewy, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Chewy

    Chewy New Member

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    Hello, I'm going to install my new GPU block and rad to my loop. I'm wondering what would be best:
    Config1. Pump, Rad1, CPU, GPU, Rad2, Pump.
    Config2. Pump, Rad1, CPU, Rad2, GPU, Pump.


    My set-up consists of:

    Luna Cpu Block
    Swiftech Komodo 5850 Block

    Den Danger CPX-Pro
    •Flow Max - 800 Liters/hour (211.3 gallons/hour)
    •Max Height - 4 meters (13.1 ft)

    Swiftech MRC220 Rad
    Swiftech MRC220 Rad with built-in Res


    I'm using 1/2 Tubing, also my rear exaust will be reversed to intake some fresh air to the top rad. I'm using a Noctra S12 on that so it wont be hauling much air.

    here are some pictures:

    Config1
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    Config2
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    seems config 2 would be the coolest temps on each component, although with two rads it may not matter much either way. Thats a lot of water to heat up, with a bunch of dissipation area.
     
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    Config2 for sure.....Since the water would cooler coming from the 2nd rad as opposed to coming from the CPU block. I have that very same case and it sucks that you cannot mount a thicker rad on there:banghead:. You might wanna also try to mount a single 120MM rad right where the exhaust fan is unless you're already set on an external 2X120MM mounting.
     
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    Thanks man, I just wasent sure of my pump :p Nicx.ca only had this pump for sale. I wanted a swiftech lol.

    Den Danger CPX-Pro
    •Flow Max - 800 Liters/hour (211.3 gallons/hour)
    •Max Height - 4 meters (13.1 ft)

    Theres not much extra tube in config2 I guess.

    Finnally My computer is becoming complete, it took 2 years of some upgrading here n there... but I always planned on water-cooling my gpu/cpu.
     
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    Vote = Config 2 hands down. You'll definitely see a GPU temp drop that way.

    Den Danger CPX-Pro
    •Flow Max - 800 Liters/hour (211.3 gallons/hour)

    That's an unimpeded 3.5 GPM. In reality with all the blocks and fittings, you;ll probably see about 1.5 GPM, it's just the nature of the beast.
     
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    I like your l33t photochop skillz ! :D

    How about Pump -> CPU -> Rad1 -> GPU -> Rad2 -> Pump
     
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    ^^ ty. Indeed I am the Leetest Photochopper on TPU. Ty for the extra config Idea when installing I will decide which one.


    Bogmali, I'm using a swiftech rad mount for the rear Rad.

    Where did you mean you cannot mount a thicker rad? I've read you could mount a bigger rad inside the top of the case. I was thinking about getting a Thermochill PA120.2, but I could use the extra saved money elsewhere and I figured another Swiftech 240mm, would cool good enough considering Im not trying to break [/s]any many records.
     
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    My thought was why not send the coolant directly to a Rad after it has cooled a component.
    In config 2 you send hot water to the pump from the CPU (which is okay), but why not cool it first?
    They as it travels from the Rad through the pump and back to the CPU it has a little more time to dissapate a little more heat. It may not be much, but the longer the water is away from the components the more chance it has to cool.

    Another option would be to use seperate loops for the GPU and TPU.
     
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    thats a real good idea thanks. I think it would look neater too, trough the window.

    That vertical tube from pump to rad might be a little in the way of cables. I was thinking of using my clear tube for that run, since my 10ft of black tube will not cover the whole thing :p ohwell I'll make due.. prob next weekend though.
     
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    im just wondering wheres a good place to get water cooling supplies. im starting to get interested in trying to get my air cooled system to a WC
     
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    @leemerlord : Post a new thread in this section asking for WC purchasing advice. :toast:
     

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