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Order of loop

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Typhoon, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. Typhoon

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Mar 2007

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    Location: London

    I know the concenses is it does not mater which order the pump/ Rad / blocks go, but what about the order of the blocks? I have a chip set block, a Mofset block and a CPU block in my loop. I want the CPU to be at its coolest, so does the the CPU block need to be first block in the loop after the rad? Would routing the fluid through the other 2 block before the CPU block result in higher CPU temps?

    Cheers
     
  2. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

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    Location: Aberdeenshire

    It makes no real difference, other than having the res/t-line before the pump to aid with filling/bleeding.
     
  3. PermaBanned

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

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    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    My pump is in the res...
     
  4. PaulyD

    Mobster

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    It won't matter mate, temps will equal out throughout the loop anyway, just go with whatever brings the neatest and best looking tubing route :)
     
  5. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

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    The best cooling will be achieved by having the shortest while smoothest route. Or you can just go for the most aesthetically pleasing. Really, it won't make a huge amount of difference unless you have stupidly tight bends.
     
  6. Typhoon

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Mar 2007

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    Location: London

    Thanksguys I know that the water temp just after the rad is the coldest and water just entering the rad is the warmest. I didn't know if the waters ability to remove heat from the block was realted to the temperature of the water entering the block. So say water @ 20degrees flowing through a block at a fixed rate, will remove the same amount of heat from the block as water at 30degrees? Does the order of the blocks really make no differance at all or is the differance is so small as not to worry about.
     
  7. Ducky Spud

    Wise Guy

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    It may make a tiny amount of difference, but like other have said, the water temp tends to be pretty much the same at all points in the loop, even after leaving the rad theres barely a noticable difference to when it enters. Much more effective just having a short simple loop with as few tight bends as possible
     
  8. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

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    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Water going into a radiator will only be of the order of 1C hotter the water coming out of it.