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1 loop, 2 pumps

So I currently have a corsair h60 who for my Ryzen 2600, which is a small 120 rad. I also have a GTX 1070ti hybrid from EVGA, which also has a small 120 rad. I was wondering if it would be possible (and relitivaly safe) to combine the pumps onto one loop and replace the 2 small rads with a larger single 360.

 

Also out of curiostity, my cpu rad fans are push pull, would a 360 radiator in just push or pull be better?

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No you cannot combine AIOs.

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To do this would require going to a custom loop and tossing those out... or alternatively upgrading to an expandable AIO like the Swiftech line. You could grab a new Swiftech H360X3 for about $165

http://www.swiftech.com/drivex3aio.aspx

 

Grab a gpu block for reference 1070,1070ti,1080 (last i check your card is reference board) for 50-150 (ebay has them for cheap these days).

 

Pick up some tubing for another 20 bucks or so

 

pick up 2 fittings for your tubing to go in the gpu water block. Or alternatively you can purchase 6 compression and replace all of the ones on your kit. Fittings are going to cost between 2 and 8 bucks each depending on what you get.

 

So you could be full custom this way for as cheap as 250 or as high as 350ish.

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Get some hose and a reservoir and some zip ties and have at it. 

 

Then get some fluid to run and it would work all the same as an open loop. 

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But in theory, couldnt I cut the hoses, use a few double ended barb fittings to connect the hoses and replace the rad with a larger one?

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You would need to replace the fluid. Which would require a res or a t fitting with hose acting as a res. 

 

But yes aside from that you can do what ever you any. 

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Sounds like fun to be honest, and more practical than you'd think at first.

You'd obviously save money by side stepping the cost of blocks and a pump, could get the whole thing up and running for around 150 USD. But also... most AIOs have aluminum in the loop via the radiator (actually in the loop not just the fins) but use a copper plate on the block, by replacing the radiators you'd remove all aluminium from the loop reducing corrosion. That is, assuming you buy a copper radiator and brass fittings.

However, running dissimilar pumps in one loop can cause problems. I would think it hard in your situation to run the pumps in parallel so you'd likely have to run them in series, at which point it's important that both pumps have similar flow rates or one will starve the other. I would assume they are similar enough that you won't run into problems, but assumptions can be dangerous and It would be best to get your hands on a flow meter to make sure.

You'll definitely want to go Res > Pump / Block > Pump / Block > Rad > Res.

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