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A friend of mine wants to go full liquid with cpu-gpu-mb and even ram blocks, and on top of that he wants one of those 1080 massive rads. I told him it's a massive waste of money but he isn't listening to me so whatever biggrin.gif
Do you guys thing a single D5 is enough to push all that stuff? I'm not sure about it and I told him he would probably need 2. Is that correct?
     
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Not sure if 2 is required, but, it is always better to have two pumps for redundancy, in my opinion.

With the restriction you seem to be indicating, DDCs may be a better choice? Not sure, I am not what you would call a guru.
Edited by Capt Proton - 9/8/12 at 3:00pm
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Depending on how many blocks, I would say MCP35X2 is the way to go.
   
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post #6 of 41
I would suggest 1, becouse i am using a d5 with ek top now, going from:

500mm res>pump>cpu>mosfet 1>mosfet 2> mb block> gpu> 3 meter to rad> Rad (large 1 meter long AC rad with 18 pipes)>3 meter tube>res

Most of the 1080 rads are not very restrictive, and even i am using my pump on stand 1 only for the noise reduction.

My suggestion: 1 is enough.
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Two pumps are always better, less noise, redundancy and piece of mind.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

Two pumps are always better, less noise, redundancy and piece of mind.

As i said, i am using my pump on the lowest rpm, so for the noise you dont have to do it. My rad is passive and i get with intel burn in test temps of 50c (stock i7 920) with 25 room temp.
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Originally Posted by vincent198 View Post

As i said, i am using my pump on the lowest rpm, so for the noise you dont have to do it. My rad is passive and i get with intel burn in test temps of 50c (stock i7 920) with 25 room temp.

Key word, REDUNDANCY......just my 2 cents.
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post #10 of 41
There's no way you can know until you've added up the restrictions of everything you are planning to run in series. You could be anywhere between being ok with a single D5 to needing 3 D5s or a couple MCP35X's. If everything is low restriction to average, then two D5s in series should be fine.
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