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Windows 7: Water cooling pumps and setup

14 Nov 2010   #1
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Water cooling pumps and setup

Hey all,

I am looking into water cooling (more seriously this time) but am unsure as to what kind of pump to get.
For instance, how much power does it need, gpm, flow rate, etc.

I know the dangerden pumps have been rated highly, but I don't know which one I would need.

I also wanted to check this: I don't need a reservoir, just a T-Line fill port right?

Thanks for all the help.

~Lordbob


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14 Nov 2010   #2
hoganth

WinXP / Win 7 / Win 8.1 64bit Dual Boot
 
 

I'm running the swiftech mcp355 and have been for over 2 years, I did however add a xspc top to the pump. This pump replaced a Thermaltake p500 that was junk.
You will need a reservoir for water cooling.
Check here for much water cooling errata

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21 Nov 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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27 Nov 2010   #4
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Either of those pumps will be fine...6 fans on the Rad is a bit overkill imo tho...last time I ran a W/C system I found just 3 fans to be quite sufficient but to each his own.
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28 Nov 2010   #5
Everlong

 

Yea 6 fans is a bit excessive. Like what Simmo said, 3 fans is enough really, in either a push or pull setup.
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28 Nov 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Yea 6 fans is a bit excessive. Like what Simmo said, 3 fans is enough really, in either a push or pull setup.
I only ordered 3 for now. 6 fans was straining my wallet.

~Lordbob
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28 Nov 2010   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've seen those triple thick cores and it would seem that those could benefit from six fans but I tend to agree that for a single thickness three fans should suffice but for sure no harm other than a little more power draw would come from running it in a push/pull. Can't wait to see how your first water cool set up comes out. Are you just setting it up to cool the CPU and not the GPU?
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28 Nov 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I've seen those triple thick cores and it would seem that those could benefit from six fans but I tend to agree that for a single thickness three fans should suffice but for sure no harm other than a little more power draw would come from running it in a push/pull. Can't wait to see how your first water cool set up comes out. Are you just setting it up to cool the CPU and not the GPU?
Just the CPU for now. I will grab a GPU block at some point, but not until I am used to this setup.

~Lordbob
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06 Dec 2010   #9
hunuok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey there,

As mentioned, 3 fans in push config works best.

Also, you might want to consider fitting a drain valve or quick disconnect in case you need to drain your system.

Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive

I made the noob mistake of not putting one in and got into all sorts of dramas.

Good luck.

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06 Dec 2010   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I ended up having to have mine setup in pull because of the way I had to mount the radiator.

Also, draining it is annoying, but I don't need to do it often.
I have a disconnect point right where it's easy to get to for draining

~Lordbob
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