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NZXT Kraken AIO custom loop.

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I currently have a Kraken X61 front mounted cooling my GPU, and an X52 top mounted cooling my CPU. Both radiators are mounted in the only places they'll fit. My CPU runs hotter than the GPU, but the 240 rad hoses will not reach the GPU, and the 280 Rad is mounted below the CPU.

 

I have decided to replace the hoses with clear vinyl and run the two pump/blocks in series. GPU>CPU>240>280.

 

I will run a mix of antifreeze and distilled water.

 

Any suggestions regarding order of flow would be welcome, naysayers need not post.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, asand1 said:

 

I'm a naysayer, but going to post anyway. Order does not matter. Don't do it though.

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3 hours ago, asand1 said:

I currently have a Kraken X61 front mounted cooling my GPU, and an X52 top mounted cooling my CPU. Both radiators are mounted in the only places they'll fit. My CPU runs hotter than the GPU, but the 240 rad hoses will not reach the GPU, and the 280 Rad is mounted below the CPU.

 

I have decided to replace the hoses with clear vinyl and run the two pump/blocks in series. GPU>CPU>240>280.

 

I will run a mix of antifreeze and distilled water.

 

Any suggestions regarding order of flow would be welcome, naysayers need not post.

 

 

 

''naysayers need not post.'' with a post like this you're kinda asking for it.

 

also a little bit more information is needed here like what temps are you actually getting? 

your GPU with a AIO with ALWAYS run cooler than the CPU especially with a 280mm radiator on the GPU(even a 120mm rad will be more than enough for a GPU)

 

i think if you link them together you might just get worse temps.

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@wildthing

The 280 aio used to be on the X5680 and ran in the 40s under load 4ghz. With the 240 it's in the 50s and 60s. I know that's not hot, but I want the big cooler on the CPU and the smaller cooler on the GPU, but that won't work without longer hoses, and then the CPU pump would be the highest point in that loop.

 

Also the x61 won't allow independent speed control of fans and pump, so I'm stuck with choosing between a chattering pump or the GPU fans running at 100%

 

By making a single loop and running all the fans off x52 water temp and setting the both pumps to 100% I should get what I want.

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6 hours ago, asand1 said:

@wildthing

The 280 aio used to be on the X5680 and ran in the 40s under load 4ghz. With the 240 it's in the 50s and 60s. I know that's not hot, but I want the big cooler on the CPU and the smaller cooler on the GPU, but that won't work without longer hoses, and then the CPU pump would be the highest point in that loop.

 

Also the x61 won't allow independent speed control of fans and pump, so I'm stuck with choosing between a chattering pump or the GPU fans running at 100%

 

By making a single loop and running all the fans off x52 water temp and setting the both pumps to 100% I should get what I want.

There shouldn't be that much of temperatures difference between 240 and 280 AIOs. Did you investigate if there are any issues with mounting pressure, fans, et cetera?

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The deed is done. Cutting the old lines off the pumps and radiators was uneventful. All parts have 1/4" barbed fittings, the X52 had wire wound hose clamps that I cut off with diagonal cutters (Dikes or "wire cutters"). I still need to install a couple T's and ball valves, and have some air trapped in the top rad, but overall results are pretty good. Off to do play some Destiny 2 and will report temps.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Sorry I didn't take photos or video of the process, but it was kind of a mess. Here is the final product.

 

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