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Right, I have done a search and most people seem to think that the H50's pump will not be able to handle the load.

I am considering getting a full WC setup and a water block for my 570 in the future but I think the H50 has more to offer.

I could get a RS360 for £50 from here http://www.watercoolingshop.co.uk/XS...tor_AQF5G.aspx

Add some barbs and a bit of pipe and I could have a 360 CPU cooler.

As I say I’m not really bothered how long it lasts but I don’t think it will shorten the life of it considerably, after all, the manufacturers provide a version with a 240 rad using the same pump I believe.

Can someone explain to me exactly what would cause the extra stress, after all the bore is the same, there is an equal volume of water trying to "fall" back into the H50?

Also, the pump would be running cooler due to the cooler water flowing through it, this could even increase its lifespan.
    
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The pump would have to work harder so it'd get hotter and be under load it wasn't designed for. It could probably do it, but not all that well, or for long.

Just wait and get a proper loop.
    
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It has more water to push and it would have to push it further putting alot more stress on the pump. Plus you want low Restricted flow so pump would have less work.

Pumps are important to builds you want one that would match the type of stress you put on it or it will burn up.
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Lol no this isnt going to work. A while ago someone did this with a 240 rad. temps were good but the pump died in like a month.
    
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if I remember rightly saw some1 on youtube take 1 apart and disale the pump and use it as a block then run a seperate pump/res and rad but tbh time you paid out for that plus tubing fittings you may aswell get the xspc rasa kit either rs360 or RX360 if you can fi it
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Well I don't exactly have much to lose, and it would be running cooler so the bearing might not burn out as easily.

What part exactly of the motor dies?
    
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post #7 of 8
the pump has to work much harder so i guess the motor just craps out.

Btw, you can get a rasa kit for like 120 bucks new. Something to think about Im sure you could get the individual parts cheaper used or something..

I considered modding my H50, but i don't think i will now. Atm its just sitting in its box..
    
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Well I don't exactly have much to lose, and it would be running cooler so the bearing might not burn out as easily.

What part exactly of the motor dies?
It won't be running cooler, the pump itself will be hotter due to the increased load. More water does not mean a cooler pump/loop.

You have a H50 to loose, you could sell it for £40 and put that towards a real loop instead of breaking it and messing it up.
    
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