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Can I build a good water cooled computer with this aquarium pump?

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I want to build a cheap water cooled computer so I want to ask if I can build a good water cooling PC using this pump?

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What size are the openings and the litres/gallons per hour
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Here's a photo showing its specifications.

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Flow is ok (in theory:)), but Hmax value is a bit low, so is power.
Depends what are you going to run with this pump connected, but I'd get stronger pump.
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I will use it on a Pentium 4 PC first.If it works then I will install it on my newer Core 2 Duo PC.
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That pump really isn't strong enough.

It will probably work on a pentium 4 since they're not high power consumption, but going through any modern blocks your flow will be very low.


That's not to say there's anything wrong with using aquarium pumps, but you might want to consider something more along this kind of size:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aquarium-Powerhead-water-pump-800lph-/250834261774?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item3a66e3170e#ht_1230wt_698

The head is still low, I wouldn't trust it in more than CPU only loop, but you'll find it a hell of a lot cheaper and more effective than most bottom end computer pumps on the market.
    
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If you are looking for a low cost pump with good flow and good head pressure, look for a pump maverick to help out. wink.gif A DDC-1 (MCP350) would be a better bet than the fish pump. Look in the FS cooling section...

Now, if that fish pump had at least 3.5m head vs. the 0.45, then everyone would jump on it. Have you looked online at JEBO's other pumps for ratings and sizes?


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Its less powerful then the ek 400 LPH, and the head is only 0.45m. do not use
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