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I have a Maximus VI Extreme MOBO on the way and plan on water cooling 2x 780 Ti's and the CPU once I get everything set up properly.

I have been looking at a PWM D5 pump for this build..mainly because it will be closed up and I do not want to have to manually adjust the speed of the pump.

I've been looking at the Swiftech MCP 655-PWM DRIVE pump for this build which will sit under an Aqualis reservoir.

I've been looking at the ASUS manula for the M6E online and i'm kind of confused, I assume I won't have any problems plugging in this pump to the MOBO have it working right? I guess my biggest concern is that the manual states that the PWM pins on the MOBO are not to exceed 1 amp.
Looking the the 655-PWM specs, I'm lost.

I'd also like to run 6-9 fans through PWM on the MOBO also....any idea if I'm good to go with 1 pump plus several fans?
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by dangerdan87 View Post

I have a Maximus VI Extreme MOBO on the way and plan on water cooling 2x 780 Ti's and the CPU once I get everything set up properly.

I have been looking at a PWM D5 pump for this build..mainly because it will be closed up and I do not want to have to manually adjust the speed of the pump.

I've been looking at the Swiftech MCP 655-PWM DRIVE pump for this build which will sit under an Aqualis reservoir.

I've been looking at the ASUS manula for the M6E online and i'm kind of confused, I assume I won't have any problems plugging in this pump to the MOBO have it working right? I guess my biggest concern is that the manual states that the PWM pins on the MOBO are not to exceed 1 amp.
Looking the the 655-PWM specs, I'm lost.

I'd also like to run 6-9 fans through PWM on the MOBO also....any idea if I'm good to go with 1 pump plus several fans?

A D5 is too much a mobo header. I imagine you can use a pwm splitter to power the pump off a 4 pin molex (12v and ground) and have it controlled by the motherboard by hooking up the pwm and sense wires to the mobo. Just don't quote me on it, it's been a while since I've made a pwm splitter.
Edited by failwheeldrive - 3/10/14 at 11:02pm
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You can't run a D5 off a motherboard, even if it's pwm. The maximum wattage of a pwm D5 is around 37w, so that's definitely past 1 amp (w*v=a.) I imagine you can use a pwm splitter to power the pump off a 4 pin molex (12v and ground) and have it controlled by the motherboard by hooking up the pwm and sense wires to the mobo. Just don't quote me on it, it's been a while since I've made a pwm splitter.

I'm talking about this
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17549/ex-pmp-214/Swiftech_MCP655-PWM-DRIVE_12v_Water_Pump_Module_-_PWM_Enabled_Single_Version.html#blank
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Yeah, it would be too much for the mobo. Watts=Amps*Volts, so 37w/12v= roughly 3 amps. It would burn out the pwm header.

Edit: sorry, just saw that the pump has a pwm header and a 4 pin molex. You can run the molex off your PSU and the hook the PWM cable to your mobo's PWM header to control the pump. It'll work fine then. The power will be supplied by your psu, and the pwm functionality will be controlled by your mobo.
Edited by failwheeldrive - 3/10/14 at 11:05pm
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Also forgot to add that you should also run the 9 PWM fans using a PWM splitter like I mentioned in my first post. Just hooking all 9 fans up to a single header would overpower it. A PWM splitter would allow the same functionality as the pump, ie running the power off a 4 pin molex but allowing the mobo to control the speed via pwm.
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post #6 of 18
Why would you want to change your pump speed?
I set mine at #3 and forget about it forever.
You won't notice a performance change ever from dialing your pump up or down.
Edited by PepeLapiu - 3/11/14 at 12:13am
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post #7 of 18
@op

I use the same motherboard and have both my swiftech D5 PWM hooked up to the 2 fan headers that are pwm enabled near the cpu socket. I have its speed ramp up and down with cpu usage and it works great for about 6 months now. Just be sure you are just hooking up the header with blue and green wires and not draw power source from the motherboard header.
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Hi

i'm in the same boat ,, i have the same PWM pump under XSPC D5 top

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17549/ex-pmp-214/Swiftech_MCP655-PWM-DRIVE_12v_Water_Pump_Module_-_PWM_Enabled_Single_Version.html#blank


i'm connecting the PWM cable to the CPU fan header on my Asus VI Hero ,, but i it seems that its running 100% rpm( 4700-4800) all the time with CPU 0% load or full load !mad.gif

i tried many programs to monitor and control and i set up a profile with the temp in the bios but i got nothing !

i'm planning on fan controller soon to control my 5 GT AP-15 along with the case fans but i want to solve this issue first ,, and as i heard that the Lamptron CW611 36W cannot handle ( or not designed to control ) PWM pump

can anybody point me to whats missing here ?!
post #9 of 18
Swiftech 8-Way PWM Cable Splitter is a good choice...
Edited by Slomo4shO - 3/18/14 at 4:43pm
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Swiftech 8-Way PWM Cable Splitter is a good choice...

Thanks

but as per the replies above i don't need to use any extension ,, just the molex power and the PWM cable ( Blue + Green ) to the CPU Fan header
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