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This setup might run Star Citizen at a stable 60+ FPS & stay cool enough to not bake its thermal paste & pads, but it also might require a power supply that could help power a percentage of the lights along the Vegas Strip to stay stable.
 

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Thanks all! I will report back on it's ability to possibly play star citizen and also heat the world up by 1 degree.

IN the mean time have some SEKSY PIPEZ
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Yeh I always use a single loop - a radiator don't care if it's cooling a CPU or a GPU or both! Heat is heat!!

I am also not one of those RGB colour obsessed I want a milk loop and a red loop or yellow loop and a candy green loop.

ONE LOOP (with black pipes) TO RULE THEM ALL AND IN THE DARKNESS BIND cool THEM
 
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Yeh I always use a single loop - a radiator don't care if it's cooling a CPU or a GPU or both! Heat is heat!!
But how do you want to connect the rads? serial or parallel? Because I was so curious, I dug into the subject. Water flows the way of the lowest resistance.

Parallel, the small rad one gets the most flow. (unless each rad has its own pump)
Serial, the resistance is higher, so the flow is lower. Also the first rad in the loop cools the best, highest delta temp compared to ambient, the second rad has a lower delta temp.
 
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All serial.

Basically - Its
PumpRes > GPU > CPU > RAD1 > RAD2 > PumpRes

/edit its a d5 pump too which is plenty of grunt for 2 waterblocks and 2 rads.
 
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I've had a theory about water cooling loops for a while, but I've never had the funds to test it. Perhaps someday though. Basically, 3 rads, a single, a double & a triple. From the CPU w/pump, it would hit the rear single, then straight into the top double, drop into the res/pump. Then flow through the front triple, through the GPU & into the CPU. This lets the air passing through the front cooler to not be raised as much while entering the case, yet still manage to dissipate some of the heat that's left before starting to cool the main areas. I know most would consider this overkill cooling & probably a waist of funds, but it's always free to wonder about how to possibly improve things further. It just gets expensive when you begin testing the theories.
 
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