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Old January 7, 2010, 10:44 PM
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Hey all, I am building a loop and need some imput on how I should run it.

Should I go

Pump>CPU>Rad>Res>Pump
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Pump>Rad>CPU>Res>Pump

I thought that a good pressure from the pump to CPU would be good, but also thought that if I cooled the water before entering the CPU it would be better. But will water in the res get warm that much?

If someone has lots of experience with it I would love to hear their input.

BTW my parts for WC are:
Apogee GTZ
Switech MCP655
Thermochill PA 120.3
EK Multi Res 150
1/2 ID 3/4 OD tubing
Feser One UV Purple Coolant

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Old January 7, 2010, 10:55 PM
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res > pump > cpu > rad
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Old January 8, 2010, 04:26 AM
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the loop order is not important because the water will eventually reach temperature equilibrium, as long as the res is before pump and also higher then the pump, it will be ok.
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Old January 8, 2010, 06:06 AM
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very right setup means very little in overall temps , but i run mine res>pump>rad>cpu then any others after that.
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Old January 8, 2010, 07:40 AM
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I would say Pump > Rad > CPU > Res > Pump. I've never WCed myself, but the pump does heat the water a bit, so it's best to run it though the rad before it gets to the block.

Also, why are you using store-bought coolant? Distilled water with a bit of antifreeze will work as well and cost a lot less. If you want the coolant's color, I'm sure there are dyes you can buy.
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Old January 8, 2010, 09:57 AM
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with many years of experience with watercooling i can tell you that eventually the water's temperature will be almost equal eveywhere in the loop no matter the order. you might get 1-2c difference at most. It is more important to use your energy on figuring a way to use less tubing as possible it will have a bigger impact on your temps then the order of you're parts in the loop
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Res should always be before pump to make sure the pump doesn't run dry when you are first setting it up. Other than that it really doesn't matter.
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