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Nanook

CPU Block Flow Rate

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7 minutes ago, Nanook said:

Just out of curiosity, what CPU water block has the highest flow rate?

I'm first gonna be "funny" and say that most CPU waterblocks have a flow rate of 0 as they don't have a pump (with the exception of things like the alphacool LT solo, swiftech Apogee drive II).

 

But secondly, I guess you are actually wondering about flow restriction. Here is an excellent chart by techpowerup and xtremerigs

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/ek-quantum-magnitude-cpu-water-block/5.html 

https://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/04/22/watercool-heatkiller-iv-cpu-water-block-review/4/

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1 minute ago, For Science! said:

I'm first gonna be "funny" and say that most CPU waterblocks have a flow rate of 0 as they don't have a pump (with the exception of things like the alphacool LT solo, swiftech Apogee drive II).

 

But secondly, I guess you are actually wondering about flow restriction. Here is an excellent chart by techpowerup and xtremerigs

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/ek-quantum-magnitude-cpu-water-block/5.html 

https://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/04/22/watercool-heatkiller-iv-cpu-water-block-review/4/

Yes, I guess flow restriction is more appropriate. I am trying to design a build that uses crossflow rads instead of regular U-flow. Crossflow allows the coolant to travel in one direction across the rads through all channels simultaneously which should give our D5 pump more room to stretch its legs and increase the flowrate. However, I am still going to be held up by other restriction points in the loop so I am starting to iron those out now.

 

Plus, crossflow allows for inflow and outflow points on opposite ends of the rad. This should simplify tubing runs and make an overall cleaner looking build.

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9 minutes ago, Nanook said:

Yes, I guess flow restriction is more appropriate. I am trying to design a build that uses crossflow rads instead of regular U-flow. Crossflow allows the coolant to travel in one direction across the rads through all channels simultaneously which should give our D5 pump more room to stretch its legs and increase the flowrate. However, I am still going to be held up by other restriction points in the loop so I am starting to iron those out now.

 

Plus, crossflow allows for inflow and outflow points on opposite ends of the rad. This should simplify tubing runs and make an overall cleaner looking build.

Sure, although the flow rate is far from any rate limiting step so its not worth loosing your marbles over it.

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