Quick Watercooling Question

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by notarat, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. notarat

    notarat [H]ard|Gawd

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    I've completed the mock-ups of parts for my O11 Dynamic build and it raised a question...

    Whenever I've built custom loops int he past I really didn't try to minimize hose runs because I thought it was a good way to have extra coolant in the loop, like having a larger/extra reservoir.

    With the build I'm doing now, my loops seem to be much "shorter" (not as much tubing as in previous builds) so the question that popped into my mind was:

    "Is it better to have longer/more tubing for the extra coolant in the loop? Or, is it better to keep runs short so that water spends more time in the Radiators getting cooled than moving from point A to point B?"
     
  2. travm

    travm Limp Gawd

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    More coolant will be slower to heat up. Slightly.
    I think the answer to your question is it makes no difference.
    More coolant won't help it cool any better once saturated. Less won't help any either.
    Flow rate helps get the heat out of your water block faster, but cooling the coolant depends on radiator size.
     
  3. notarat

    notarat [H]ard|Gawd

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    I should be okay there. I have a couple 360mm Rads for the CPU.

    My original pipe routing is very neat and minimalist...I was just wondering which method most people use...thanks :)