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Ive had this pump for a while. I bought it because of this review. Its still running awesome. But Ive expanded my system a little and Im wondering if I need a second pump. It doesnt seem to need a second pump at this point. This little guy has been trucking along at about 40% power just fine. But I have a 480 rad (45mm), a 240 (60mm) rad, two gpu blocks with a serial terminal connector, a bay res, and a cpu block. Am I still good with this single pump?
post #272 of 297
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Originally Posted by Jakusonfire View Post

It really doesn't work quite that way. While ever radiators are warm they are dissipating wattage as heat. Slowing flow through them allows them to be cooled more by the air flow and dissipate less wattage.
Flow rate also directly affects how well blocks cool cores



This a a quick example with the system running Haven and half way through the flow rate is increased.
The orange line is the flow rate, the green and blue are CPU and GPU temps, the other two are coolant temps at different places in the loop.
Look at what happens to the CPU and GPU when the flow is increased.
Core temps immediately drop.
The water temp in the loop can rise or fall slightly depending on where in the loop it is measured but that change does not outweigh the direct effects of flow rate.

Keeping coolant in the rad longer to cool it better is just a severe oversimplification of what is happening in the loop.

Just wanted to let you know that I finally was able to test this and youre totally right. There still is a sweet spot where flow rate gets the best possible temps. But I did the same thing. I halved the flow rate during a stress test and saw negative results. So my oversimplification (which was an accurate term you used) only worked for me because I was seeing a happy-medium of performance at my current lower speed. I wont bore everyone with the details but I could run it all day at 40% and be fine...even get good temps under load. But with the Aquaero and temp sensors on the coolant, and setting it to turn the pump up to 50 and then to 55% when coolant temp goes up, give me overall lower temps under stress AND they drop faster when the stress/load ends and the pump is still going a little faster.

Wanted to update this for everyone (including you) and let you know what happened.
post #273 of 297
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Ive had this pump for a while. I bought it because of this review. Its still running awesome. But Ive expanded my system a little and Im wondering if I need a second pump. It doesnt seem to need a second pump at this point. This little guy has been trucking along at about 40% power just fine. But I have a 480 rad (45mm), a 240 (60mm) rad, two gpu blocks with a serial terminal connector, a bay res, and a cpu block. Am I still good with this single pump?

Hard to say that without specifics and what's good for you. You could always increase the flow rate if you don't mind the added noise.
post #274 of 297
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Hard to say that without specifics and what's good for you. You could always increase the flow rate if you don't mind the added noise.

True (re: specifics). I still have a lot of room on the rpm/speed scale left so if I need more flow, like you said, I can turn it up for now. This pump barely makes any noise anyway. And with that pad that it comes with it makes even less noise.
post #275 of 297
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It's definitely a dark horse pump still. I saw some reports on the wiring not working after 10 months or so but it's been fine here, and hopefully there's more top options (plexi) coming for this.
post #276 of 297
Mine is still going after 1 year. I'm adding 2 120mm reads and 2 gpu blocks. I'm sick of all this fan noise lol
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Mine is still going after 1 year. I'm adding 2 120mm reads and 2 gpu blocks. I'm sick of all this fan noise lol

you need high rpm fans for that gtx rad. it has 30fpi. you wont gain cooling with lower noise until you replace it.
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you need high rpm fans for that gtx rad. it has 30fpi. you wont gain cooling with lower noise until you replace it.

I'm limited to space up there. 8 pin on the board is in the way. Low profile was the only thing to fit inside or outside of the frame.
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It's definitely a dark horse pump still. I saw some reports on the wiring not working after 10 months or so but it's been fine here, and hopefully there's more top options (plexi) coming for this.

I'm still surprised they never came out with a dual top despite all the requests for it.
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I'm still surprised they never came out with a dual top despite all the requests for it.

Same here.

I picked up a second one of these pumps for my new desk case (dk-q2), mostly for redundancy but also higher flow at low RPM.

Only problem is last night during leak testing a massive leak sprung in the vicinity of the CPU block. I can't tell where the leak is coming from though frown.gif. Totally soaked the motherboard too.
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