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Long story short, I have received Syrillian's Silentium case from SmasherBasher and I'm refurbishing some things on it that needed some TLC in order to get it ready to go atop my desk. I'd like to put 480 rads back in the front of it because I think that just radgrills and fans would take away from the original aesthetics of it. So, I'll be putting one 480 rad in for now (one step at a time). My question is, will my current MCP350 pump have enough flow to push water through a 480 rad? I have the DDC res pump top on it with fatboy barbs so I'm getting better than average flow out of it.

My current loop is pump>GPU (MCW 80)> CPU (Apogee GT)> MCR 220 rad> pump

So, if I get a 480 rad to use so I can put my current hardware in this huge case, would I need to upgrade pumps or would this one hold me for a while (ideally yes I'd like to upgrade later, but for now...)? Thanks guys.
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I'd say you should be fine. I'd say that you should upgrade your rig's hardware to the 21st century before you upgrade your WC pump .
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It should be no problem, I wouldn't hesitate using it. For a while I ran my 480+cpu+gpu off a 750 res/pump with no problems and the 350 is certainly better than that.
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I'd say you should be fine. I'd say that you should upgrade your rig's hardware to the 21st century before you upgrade your WC pump .
You're such a prick! Yea yea, I know. I need to upgrade to at least DDR3, LOL.

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It should be no problem, I wouldn't hesitate using it. For a while I ran my 480+cpu+gpu off a 750 res/pump with no problems and the 350 is certainly better than that.
Awesome, thanks for the fast replies!



Now I just need someone to donate a huge rad to me, LOL.
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You're such a prick! Yea yea, I know. I need to upgrade to at least DDR3, LOL.
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Yes you should be fine, the xspc rx series are pretty low restriction too which might help, 2nd hand rx480 here for $75:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1645037
Edited by stren - 11/3/11 at 11:24am
     
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Yes you should be fine, the xspc rx series are pretty low restriction too which might help, 2nd hand rx480 here for $75:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1645037
Thanks for the linkage man. I usually only shop around the OCN forums but I suppose I need to at least peruse the other forums pages, lol. I've been keeping an eye out.
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Originally Posted by stren View Post
Yes you should be fine, the xspc rx series are pretty low restriction too which might help, 2nd hand rx480 here for $75:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1645037
ahhrgg! I would so buy that but I don't have enough posts!!
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I'd say you should be fine. I'd say that you should upgrade your rig's hardware to the 21st century before you upgrade your WC pump .
I am installing Win 7 right now on a just completed rig with the exact same,cpu,RAM,and mobo,it will be fine.

Have you had a look at my radiator mount standoffs? these quality mounting standoffs would go well with a quality acrylic case,that is where this 480 is going.


Edited by PCCstudent - 11/4/11 at 2:24pm
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I am installing Win 7 right now on a just completed rig with the exact same,cpu,RAM,and mobo,it will be fine.
Ah, he's just busting my chops some. This rig is certainly capable!

Edit: @ your pics. Those do look nice! But I think these will mount acrylic panel>Rad>fans<interior of case. But that's an install for another day, lol.
Edited by repo_man - 11/4/11 at 2:51pm
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