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Old December 12, 2011, 09:32 PM
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Hiya,

WC Noob Wondering if i could get some feedback. I am currently planning my loop; currently i have :

swiftech 360 rad
swiftech 240 rad
rasa raystorm CPU block
dual bay res
EK HF universal GPU block (placing order for)(to be used on a sapphire 6950 1 gb )
Dazmode strong D5 (also ordering)(hope its the correct pump for me)

Im planning to go 360>CPU>240>GPU>Res>Pump but tubing will crisscross back and forth, i've read that minimal tubing length is best. So, now considering 360>CPU>GPU>240>Res>Pump. But wont there be a greater cooling effect if the water going to the GPU is cooled first by the 240 rad?

Thanks a bunch mates!
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Old December 12, 2011, 10:06 PM
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If you are getting the D5 strong you should buy the 24V Koolance CTR-SPD24 pump controller. Will allow you to have a much stronger pump if it is ever needed.

As for loop order it really doesn't matter much. As long as you have the reservoir before (or at a higher height) the pump you'll be ok. It really doesn't have any real affect on temperatures.
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Old December 12, 2011, 10:58 PM
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Thanks Lowfat, Will keep that in mind, but would increasing the volt to 24v make it so much louder and would it shorten it's life span?
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The D5 Strong is designed to run @ 24V so it shouldn't affect pump life much.
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