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Air 240 Two Radiators (EKWB Custoom Loop Configurator) help needed

Master-Zixx
  • 35 months ago

Custom Loop Link: https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/shared/oW5946a3959a3ad

So I was playing around with the idea and looking into custom liquid cooling. Of course a serious upgrade to my PC would be needed first, a locked i5-6500 and a gtx 950 is a waste (gpu being impossible) to cool with a custom loop. So first thing's first, a new system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £295.14 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus - STRIX Z270G Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £173.13 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £241.98 @ CCL Computers
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £209.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card £487.06 @ Novatech
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £72.79
Power Supply XFX - XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For £79.98
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For £0.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For £21.24
Case Fan Noctua - NF-R8 redux-1800 PWM 31.4 CFM 80mm Fan £9.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Fan Noctua - NF-R8 redux-1800 PWM 31.4 CFM 80mm Fan £9.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Fan Corsair - ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.00 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Corsair - ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.00 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1633.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-18 17:06 BST+0100

So. My big question is, how should I route the tubing. As far as I'm aware, with a CPU, GPU and two rads the idea is: Pump/Res>Rad>Block>Block>Rad>. So I'm guessing the best way to do this would be: Starting with the pump/res in the drive and power supply chamber, to the front mounted Radiator, to the CPU, to the GPU, to the bottom mounted Radiator and back to the pump/res combo. But then comes the question of serial vs parallel tubing. Which makes more sense given my loop and what should I choose? I don't really understand either. Thanks for your help in advance!

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