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post #11 of 30
sounds like a good idea - And long as you can place all the gumming s behind a brick wall you shouldn't hear it biggrin.gif
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At this point, I need the specs of the water pump. Like how many liters per hour should it pump at minimum and other details.

Because the links you gave for pumps are all brands and they are expensive for me.
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At this point, I need the specs of the water pump. Like how many liters per hour should it pump at minimum and other details.

Because the links you gave for pumps are all brands and they are expensive for me.

Liquid cooling isn't cheap... You're not going to find a good enough pump lower than that price range.
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post #14 of 30
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Sure it will be enough. Pumping through it will require a pretty good pump, and also what is it made of? Most are aluminum, which is a no no for mixing with copper.

Corsair H100 has aluminium radiator with copper CPU block base. How is this possible?
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post #15 of 30
If that is true, I would imagine that the base is copper and they have aluminum where the fluid contacts, or they are using a special coolant in the closed loop which prevents the chemical reaction. Most custom blocks have either copper or nickel plated copper in contact with the water so having aluminum in there is a bad idea, unless you are running a good corrosion inhibitor and flushing it often. I think you would still have to closely monitor the fittings and blocks though.
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If that is true, I would imagine that the base is copper and they have aluminum where the fluid contacts, or they are using a special coolant in the closed loop which prevents the chemical reaction. Most custom blocks have either copper or nickel plated copper in contact with the water so having aluminum in there is a bad idea, unless you are running a good corrosion inhibitor and flushing it often. I think you would still have to closely monitor the fittings and blocks though.

Corsair uses a glycol based coolant as an ionic buffer. That's why they get away with aluminum.
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post #17 of 30
You will be fine using that radiator with copper - just use automotive coolant - it's got all the corrosion inhibitors you'll need. use a 70/30 water (DI or RO) / straight antifreeze mix, and you'll be A-OK.
 
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You will be fine using that radiator with copper - just use automotive coolant - it's got all the corrosion inhibitors you'll need. use a 70/30 water (DI or RO) / straight antifreeze mix, and you'll be A-OK.
or he could just use ethylene glycol based coolant for pc cooling
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post #19 of 30
you didnt mention if it was new or used....

if it's used, id forget it. spend the money you were about to on the pumps on a real cooler....

the sediment in that radiator WILL NOT play nicely with the microchannels in a cpu block...
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or he could just use ethylene glycol based coolant for pc cooling

which is the green anti-freeze used in cars.
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