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R_Pierce

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Does it matter where each radiator is placed? (as in, a 360 on the front panel and a 240 on the top instead of the other way around?)

I ended up having to move my 360 to the front, and 240 to the top of my case to clear a water fitting on my mother board. I didnt know if this was going to be an issue or not?

And also, below is my planned cooling tubing route. Please advise if you would run the loop differently. I have read on here that it doesnt matter how the flow goes, but Im sure there is a better or worse way?

360 rad > Pump > GPU > MoBo > 240 rad > CPU > 360 rad

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caddi daddi

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only in the fact that you will be feeding the gpus warmer air.
and you should pump the coolant through the best/ largest cooler first, but for us in computers the difference is minimal, 1-3c at best.
 

maxfly

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as long as your tubing is correctly connected to your pump and blocks your fine. theres nothing wrong with having your 360 in front other than a little more heat being dumped into your case.
 
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R_Pierce

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only in the fact that you will be feeding the gpus warmer air.

The GPU will be under water as well.

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as long as your tubing is correctly connected to your pump and blocks your fine. theres nothing wrong with having your 360 in front other than a little more heat being dumped into your case.

awesome! Thank you sir!! I plan to add another exhaust fan at the top to try and help move some more air out.
 

caddi daddi

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if the gpu is under water it's all good.
for soft tube fittings I prefer xspc compression fittings, they are smaller than a lot of others, some are just HUGE!!!!!
 
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R_Pierce

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if the gpu is under water it's all good.
for soft tube fittings I prefer xspc compression fittings, they are smaller than a lot of others, some are just HUGE!!!!!

yeah, I bought all EK stuff. That one looks big because its attached to a 90*
 

GTXJackBauer

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To make it look cleaner, I would go as follows.

Res/Pump > GPU > MB > CPU > 240 Rad > 360 Rad > T-Line (Drainage?) > Res/Pump

Don't forget, while you could change it up a bit to lessen a few temps could result in a much messier route. Just make sure to use the right INs and OUTs on the CPU block in particular. In the end, your loop will reach a equilibrium say after 30+ mins of load time so loop order won't matter much in the end.

I should also note, make sure to use some PrimoChill Advanced LRT tubing and some good clear premix fluid from say Aquacomputer and the likes.
 

Nebulous

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Nope, raddage placement doesn't matter. It's what you're comfortable with performance and asthetics wise ;)

Nice build! :thup: