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S_G March 11, 2009 10:42 PM

Anyone see anything wrong with this setup?
I'm looking to handle two separate loops via a single fillport. I'm wondering if this is the correct method, or if there is a simpler way of going about it. Any ideas?


Hmm, while writing this, I noticed the stupid idea of putting a fillport on top of the case with a radiator at an even higher position. Would make bleeding a real PITA.

MpG March 11, 2009 11:06 PM

I'd think it would probably work alright. Technically speaking, you might get a little crossover between the two loops, depending on how different the restriction levels are, I'm not entirely positive how the loop pressures would interact. I think they'd be roughy equal at the intakes to the pumps, which would make things okay.

For the record, I think I'd be tempted to just put the pumps in series and run one single loop with both rads. I can't imagine many programs could load 8 cores AND a GPU at the same time, so this would pretty much dedicate a triple+double towards whichever was working for a given application.

S_G March 11, 2009 11:16 PM

Alternatively, could I use this Koolance Quad splitter:

in this manner?

That would probably be the cleanest solution, if it'll work. Well, apart from running the pumps in series, which would eliminate the need for splitting the fillport.

As for loading it all up, well, it gets quite toasty with Flight Simulator X (8 threads + GPU) and Grand Theft Auto IV (3 threads + GPU), or if I'm multitasking (Photoshop=GPU+CPU, Browsers=CPU, VMs=CPU). With that in mind, would you still suggest pumps in series, or as separate loops?

3.0charlie March 12, 2009 06:41 AM

Either dual loops with dual fillports, or single loop with rads and pumps in series.

MpG March 12, 2009 07:11 AM

Series pumps still gets my vote, and those quad-splitters kind of make me cringe from how restrictive they look. I also imagine that trying to get a system to bleed with one of those at the t-line/fillport junction would be a right pain in the ass.

If you really want to run two loops, is having two fillports that difficult to implement in your particular system? It would take the uncertainty out of the equation, and make it easier to work on individual components.

3.0charlie March 12, 2009 07:16 AM

Or dual loops using a single, big fat-ass res...

ChuckleBrother March 12, 2009 09:49 AM

I second the pumps in series idea, take the uncertainty out of the equation and don't use that Koolance splitter, it looks crazy restrictive.

Squeetard March 12, 2009 10:11 AM

I think the tubing looks way too small for proper flow :D

S_G March 12, 2009 10:16 AM

Blerg. Alright, pumps in series it is. Thanks, guys. Well, maybe I'll look into that window reservoir idea I had, I'm just worried about flow rate if I do that.

Although I think even one CPX-PRO pump may suffice for my use, shouldn't it? Rads are Feser 360mm and a Swiftech MCR220, may go with a PA160.1 for the back though, if I can find one. The blocks are Fuzions, running it all on 3/8" tube.


Originally Posted by Squeetard (Post 162249)
I think the tubing looks way too small for proper flow :D

Well, it's not to scale. The fillport is bigger than the CPU blocks, each of which is twice the size of a GPU! :haha:

Chilly March 12, 2009 10:35 AM

I'm gonna throw in another recommendation for putting everything in series OR Johns idea of dual loops that filter into 1 big res.

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