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Old April 2, 2009, 08:35 PM
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is it bad to have to many 90 degree and 45 degree fitting in a loop. for a rough estimate on how many i would say 10-12 90's and a 4-6 45's. i want to get rid of as many sharp bends as i can in my loop.
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Old April 2, 2009, 09:19 PM
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They're not as bad as many people make them out to be, especially if you have a strong pump. But if you've got that many elbows, I think you really need to look at your system and ask yourself if there's a better way of doing things.
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:58 AM
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They're not as bad as many people make them out to be, especially if you have a strong pump. But if you've got that many elbows, I think you really need to look at your system and ask yourself if there's a better way of doing things.
Agreed.

Every WC build has a bottleneck somewhere, meaning that something within the loop(s) is the least efficient component. I always say that a loop is only as good as it's weakest component...

That being said, unless your loop has excessive tubing and 90 degree bends, chances are your bottleneck would be a weak pump, a restrictive block/rad, inefficient rads, etc.

Like MPG said, if you need that many 90s you might need to take a closer look at your WC layout and make changes accordingly. Then again, I am building an mATX WC rig, so who am I to talk... :)
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Old April 3, 2009, 07:22 AM
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I can't even begin to imagine WHY any loop would need that many 90's and 45's.

+1 to the above statements, as long as they are free-flowing(BP are pretty good) you should be fine.
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i dont need any of the fitting except one 45 that's on my south bridge that sits on the vidcards, its not the proper block. what i want to do is instead of having all the tubing come off the block and out away from the mobo i want it all to lay almost flat. here are all the bends i have and the is great flow throught my loop compared to when i had just a cpu block. here is a pic of all the bends
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