Originally Posted by oldcompgeek
MSI 990fxa-gd80 mobo running fx-8350 and dual 7770's in cf with 4 two gig sticks of dominator ram 1866 with h2o adapter.All mobo sinks will be swapped out for h2o blocks including mosfets, and both bridges. And true, no lives will be loast if the computer shuts down yes, but that is not the question and/or reason for trying to do this it's if it can be done. If it isn't possible or is too risky to my hardware, themn so be it. I do know that at work we have triple rerdundant systems in place for much more critical systems (not computers) which offer a very high risk for explosion if temperature or pressure rise occurs too fast so I believe it can be done here. I do appreciate all of the great ideas, fellas! The pumps I have (came in friday) are two mcp350 1t's with the 3-pin in addition to the molex if that helps. For some reason, the more that I look at the design that I have crudely drawn for the loop, the more it appears there are good reasons to run two active pumps (i.e. 8 water blocks).
Well, if you have two pumps running then that is a completely different story.
And my idea of the mcp35x triggered by a loop temp sensor would not work well on second thought because the sensor would detect heat, the pump turns on, and the recorded temp rise would drop almost right away as the pump starts. So the speedfan would again stop the pump because the temp lowered again, and the cycle of pump start/stop would repeat.
With two pumps, you have them both connected to the Lamptron Touch, monitoring rpm. Should one pump stop or slow down, then the Lamptron could either sound an alarm or flash a warning on the screen, your choice.
So in the event of a single pump failure, your Touch beeps or flashes a warning while the other pump keeps everything running at about 30% slower flow rate. And this way, your rig wont explode.