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how to plan out most efficient water cooling loop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am planning on making my own water cooling loop for my pc. I am going to use soft 3/8 ID tubing, a CPU and GPU block, a pump/res combo, and two 240mm radiators. What order should my components be in for maximum performance, or should I change anything about what components I use in my water cooling loop.

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the order of the components in your loop does not matter for cooling performance, at all.

you only want to adjust the order of the loop for loop effectiveness and tidyness, so you use the least amount of tube as possible.

can you tell us the rest of the parts on the planned build? what case are you planning to put this in?


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if crossflow rads: pump -> top rad -> cpu -> gpu -> front rad -> pump

if U-style rads: pump (assuming pump is in top front for both) pump -> front -> top -> gpu -> cpu

 

oh wait thats the same lmao, generally top-front-cpu-gpu, but front-cpu-top-gpu also works ,depending on how you orient your rads.

 


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50 minutes ago, Evster said:

I am planning on making my own water cooling loop for my pc. I am going to use soft 3/8 ID tubing, a CPU and GPU block, a pump/res combo, and two 240mm radiators. What order should my components be in for maximum performance, or should I change anything about what components I use in my water cooling loop.

as long you keep the res above the pump so the pump doesn't run dry the rest of the loop order doesn't really matter.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you all for the feedback. I have attached a sketchup model of how I am planning to all mount my pc. I am planning to go from reservoir -> pump -> radiator on the left -> gpu -> radiator in between motherboard and gpu -> cpu -> reservoir. I dont think I mentioned this before but I am going to wall mount this pc. Do you think that the loop I planned out will work or should I make some changes. Thank you all!

my pc layout.png

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So is this a desk? Got a parts list? 


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 Put the pump on bottom and the res as the very top. One or two drain ports and cross flow rads. 

Could shoot for some kinda symmetrical setup.


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