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Since I do not have myself a flowmeter or the money to buy one, can someone here with a flow meter do a test to conclusively indicate the effects of a 90 degree elbow in a watercooling system?

Basically, test for flowrate before and after the addition of one elbow. Then, if you can, add another, and even a third one if possible. I think that if we can gather some hard proof as to the effects of elbows we can form well-informed opinions based on results like this.

Anyone with me?
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Yup i get you Burn, although it will depend on your pump as well.
Stronger the pump, the less it matters.
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Curious too
I don't have a flow meter unfortunately.........otherwise i would be glad to test this, i'm also wondering if an Y form connector instead of a T form connector would be better in some cases...(not in an fillport setup, but when splitting the loop up for example).....<-or is it a stupid question?

Edit: not intended as a thread hijack, but overall info about flow rates and influences on it, in one thread would be nice
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Right, I suppose I would request the usage of either an 18W DDC (With a top, preferably) or an MCP655?
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post #5 of 7
I have another MCP655 pump on the way, I was planning to run a test anyway, I'll pick up a couple of fittings to throw in the mix.

It's supposed to be worth about 1.5' of tubing according to this:
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pv...ngs-d_801.html
    
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Originally Posted by Martinm210 View Post
I have another MCP655 pump on the way, I was planning to run a test anyway, I'll pick up a couple of fittings to throw in the mix.

It's supposed to be worth about 1.5' of tubing according to this:
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pv...ngs-d_801.html
Cool, that would be great! Even if you run it with two elbows that would prove a lot about a specific setup. Thank you
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