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    Default water cooling loop order

    water cooling loop order i was reading around the web that it does not really mater on your loop order but i think it does i am using a htpc case so my rads are small i am going pump & res combo then cpu then 120mm rad then ram blocks then 2 graphics cards then duel 120mm rad then back to pump do you people think i should skip the ram cooling already have the blocks but would it help in performance ? please let me know what you people are thinking ?
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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    I have done a few open loops and never cooled my Ram with anything other than fans.

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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    what about having each graphics card on its own loop how much would u save in temps ? this is for a different build
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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    i need to ask the same question as it has been in my head a while

    if there are 2 items in a loop, isnt the 2nd item getting a heated cooling medium?

    this could be answered by looking at the temps of a build with 2 identical items in a loop, the item on top is always going to be 1 few degrees warmer because of heat rising with gravity

    that in mind how much lower in temp is the 2nd item in the loop,

    as there is a prefered ambiant temp of coolant, how dfar from target temp is the cooling fluid after passing through the last item being cooled

    as i never have had the finances to build a custom loop all i have is questions, not answetrs,,,sorry
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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    temps will remain relatively the same throughout the system that's been my experience anyway
    I never see more then a 1 degree difference that fluctuates a degree or more more or less
    hope this makes seance

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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    I have all my system in one WC loop (CPU + 2 GPUs), the temp difference between both GPUs is about 2C (connected Serially, the first is hotter). My loop is this way:
    1st Top Rad 360mm --> 1st Res --> 1st Pump --> CPU --> primary GPU --> secondary GPU --> 2nd Res --> 2nd Pump --> 2nd Top Rad 360mm --> Front Rad 240mm --> 1st Top Rad 360mm. If I change the connection of my GPUs from serial to parallel the temp difference is still about 2C but this time the second GPU is hotter.
    So there is no need to make two individual loops for each GPU, will gain almost nothing in temps, also no need to WC the RAMs, it's more aesthetic than cooling effective for one simply reason - the contact (cooling) surface between ram's top and cooling block is too small (narrow).

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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    So true Vin. My rig has two EVGA 980 Ti cpu block two 480 rads. Had 3 480 rads in it .Took one out because temps were the same with two rads.water cooling loop order-img_0006.jpg

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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    So true Vin. My rig has two EVGA 980 Ti cpu block two 480 rads. Had 3 480 rads in it .Took one out because temps were the same with two rads.Click image for larger version. 

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    Hey Jim,
    put your 3rd 480 Rad back in, without it your TH10 looks so empty.

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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    I know it. I want to get a EXT ATX board. to fill it up a bit.

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    Default Re: water cooling loop order

    I run mine as res-pump-block-rad and then it repeats.
    My setup isn't typical since it's a custom setup, not one of those ready-made jobs.

    I have a 2.5 gal res running to an MCP655 pump down to my block, then up to a triple 120mm fanned rad and then back to the res. I need to add another rad and I do have one (Single 120mm fanned rad), just need to find a spare fan and a little time to do it.

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