Originally posted by: TheReturnOfAZ
i have to ask, why so many pipes? i cant follow your loop, nor can i figure out the reason for 4 pipes exiting the case.
when i was looking at water blocks, radiators, etc. i realy liked the danger den blocks...the CPU block they had for my processor had 3 outlets. then the disk drive resivuar also had three.. so when i went to put this all together in my head, i imagined a system that had a radaitor before each of the three chips i was putting blocks on (CPU, GPU, and north ridge).
the two small radiators i bought were 3/8" ID and the rest of the system was 1/2" ID; mistake of being a watercooling noob... because there was already 3 hoses comeing off of the CPU, and the other two chips are close together i didn't have much room to work with... so instead i glued the reducers to holes i drilled through the back - and mounted the back radiators backwards so the inlets were pointed out, and ran the 3/8's tubeing outside of the case.
the water flow goes from the resivuar, to the large radiator, - to the pump, - then to the cpu.
one path from the cpu goes to a reducer, to one of the back radiators, to another reducer, to the north ridge, then back to the res.
the other path from the CPU goes to another reducer, to the other radiator in the back, back to a reducer, then to the GPU, then up to the res.
i am thinking about adding another resivuar though, as it's holding about 1 gallon of water in the system, and the pump runs 300 GPH.. the long tube from the radiator to the pump is sucking thin... if i do this, then the long hose going through the middle will be moved up in the front and make it a little less messy.
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