#1
so some questions
currently i'm running my pedals like this:

guitar ----> wah ----> whammy ----> maximizer ----> delay ----> noise reduction ----> amp

i've tried mixing up a few times but this is generally nice-sounding for me, but i'm wondering... the wah, max, delay, and noise reduction are all powered by a 1-spot. the whammy has its own.. they're both in a powerstrip that i have on my pedal board. it still seems like i'm getting some noise from the pedals or something though (like a significant amount)... any thoughts on this?... it's especially the line6 delay i think..
and is this a good setup to get the best out of like, the maximizer and noise reduction? like is that where they "should" be... also if i got an overdrive... where would it fit in?

also, with the delay some people say to use it in the effects loop... which i have... so i'm gonna need more cords or what? and how exactly is this a benefit... i mean is it like less-intense/more subtle delay or what?
#2
Using the effects loop is really only more useful if you use the amp's built in effects. The tone might be slightly better so I'd try it.