what would be the best loop

mike5221987

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i want to wc a qx9650 and two 9800 gx2s but i dont not want to cool them in series. i was thinking about haveing one res going to two pumps (one for the proc and the other for the vid cards) then haveing them come together and going out to two faser 4x120 rad and back to the res would that work. i would like any input on what would be a better way.
 

Silverion77

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Yea get a second res and create 2 separate loops. By having them come together there will be some heat dump between the loops which is basically the same thing that happens when in series. I mean parts wise its all the same except an extra res.
 

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could i use the same res if i could run two independent loops off of it because the res that i have has 5 g 1/4 hose in the back and they just have plugs in themi can take out
 

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The point of separate loops is so the water doesnt mix. I guess if theyre after the rad. its fine but u will have some heat dump when the water comes together
 
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I don't see the advantage to having seperate loops...

if you have a cpu cooled on a 240 rad in one loop...

and a gpu cooled on a 240 rad in another loop...

whats the difference of having those two in series on a 480 rad?

the thermal point should still be the same... the only thing I might see as an issue is flow rate... but the mcp655 is a powerful pump...
 

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I don't see the advantage to having seperate loops...

if you have a cpu cooled on a 240 rad in one loop...

and a gpu cooled on a 240 rad in another loop...

whats the difference of having those two in series on a 480 rad?

the thermal point should still be the same... the only thing I might see as an issue is flow rate... but the mcp655 is a powerful pump...

I believe you are correct.
 

Silverion77

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Yea but he said 2 4x120s. Not 2 2x120s. So in respect.....having separate loops at that cost would be better. I mean i dont kno any 8x120s :p

And for a series loop i would not plan on a MCP 655 running that well...the 355 is slightly stronger but its pushing it with that
 

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You could run one single loop; just make sure you are running one of the 4x120 (2x120 would be OK for CPU alone) after the CPU (before the GPUs) and at least a 3x120 (4x120 in your case) after the GPU portion of the loop. With that much going on, I would suggest a reservior to add a little more coolant to your loop. You are going to need a Liang/MCP655 (or similar spec'd) pump to push that.

Pump > CPU > 1st Rad > GPUs > 2nd Rad > Reservior >

Running 2 separate loops to the same reservoir doesn't accomplish anything in your initial setup. Might as well run one, big single series.

I mean i dont kno any 8x120s

No, but they do make a 9x120... http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5..._XTREME_Nova_1080_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s667

(I'm waiting on fittings for my 2 new MCR320's...Almost got my new acrylic res's done :) )
 

Silverion77

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O right totally forgot that 9x120 need a separate stand for that thing lol

For a pump the OP should get the MCP355 w/ a aftermarket top. It has slightly more heat dump then the 655 but it has higher flow which hell need.

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