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Just an idea I had and thought Id ask.

If I put 2 pumps in parrallel with each other, does this increase waterflow alot more than having 2 pumps in series?

Also, is it better to have rads in series or in parrallel?

I think If you have 2 pumps in parrallel you will get twice the water flow than if you had just one.

Anyone got any ideas?
    
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Check out this link ...Petra is testing his DDC tops against other tops, towards the bottom he runs his pumps in series and has better results then with them in parallel ....It's the only test that I know of off hand....DDC Top & Pump Performance Comparison (Petra's, Radiical, Alphacool, etc.) - XtremeSystems Forums
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Why do you want more then 1 pump? just get a single good pump and you will be fine, A D5 or the swiftech counterpart is gonna more then enough for a wc system.
    
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Hey Atomic, I was thinking about putting 2 18 Watt DDC's with Petra's tops in series and all I cool is my CPU...Kinda sick huh......
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Why do you want more then 1 pump? just get a single good pump and you will be fine, A D5 or the swiftech counterpart is gonna more then enough for a wc system.
because if it costs less to buy 2 cheap pumps than one good pump and results in the same performance, Id rather do that than spend more moeny than I need to.
    
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Hey Atomic, I was thinking about putting 2 18 Watt DDC's with Petra's tops in series and all I cool is my CPU...Kinda sick huh......
Your a sick sick man, lol just kidding

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because if it costs less to buy 2 cheap pumps than one good pump and results in the same performance, Id rather do that than spend more moeny than I need to.
Well if you look at it from that stand point. What pumps are you looking to get?
    
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Your a sick sick man, lol just kidding



Well if you look at it from that stand point. What pumps are you looking to get?
don't know yet. I really am at the very beggining of looking into watercooling. I was thinking about getting a budget WC kit and then adding bits onto it like a better waterblock, Heatercore, extra pump, TEC, etc.
    
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don't know yet. I really am at the very beggining of looking into watercooling. I was thinking about getting a budget WC kit and then adding bits onto it like a better waterblock, Heatercore, extra pump, TEC, etc.
That swiftech kit is great... what are you planning on cooling?
    
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That swiftech kit is great... what are you planning on cooling?
Well the main reason I want to go WC is so I can run my 3700+ naked without having to worry about clips not applying enough pressure to the die.

However I also want to use a TEC to make the most of my stepping, because CCBWEs can clock pretty high with sub zero cooling.
    
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because if it costs less to buy 2 cheap pumps than one good pump and results in the same performance, Id rather do that than spend more moeny than I need to.

If your wanting to use 2 cheap pumps instead of 1 good one, I wouldn't advise that at all....Just get a Laing D-5..It's a great all around general purpose pump...Danger Den :: Pumps :: Danger Den DDC-12V
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