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Is it a good idea to try using one? If so how many GPH would i want as a minimum? Click on the link in my sig to see the parts in my wcooling rig
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make sure there is good "head" on it as well. Not just GPH

This is the D5's specs: for you to compare
Maximum Head: 11 ft. (3.35 m)
Maximum Discharge: 317 GPH (1200 LPH)

also what barbs sizes does that pond pump fit?
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fstfrddy has pretty good results with a Via Aqua in a CPU only loop...I'm not sure if this is the exact model...

...http://cgi.ebay.com/Computer-Water-c...QQcmdZViewItem
eBay: Computer Water cooling Inline 370GPH Pump New

...Guide to silence one

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...tml#post842455
How To silence a Via Aqua - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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I have a Danner mag 5

Lots of good pumps here. I think the bigger pumps add a bit of heat to them though. That could just be the Arizona heat though.

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fstfrddy has pretty good results with a Via Aqua in a CPU only loop...I'm not sure if this is the exact model...

...http://cgi.ebay.com/Computer-Water-c...QQcmdZViewItem
eBay: Computer Water cooling Inline 370GPH Pump New

...Guide to silence one

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...tml#post842455
How To silence a Via Aqua - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
HOLY CRAP 30 BUCKS! *BUYS*!
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HOLD IT!!

so ive just read these reviews on the Via Aqua 1300 and they say that it leaks somewhat, but thats an easy fix they say with some epoxy

Still for $25-30 thats an awesome pump... i will research it slightly more before buying!
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HOLD IT!!

so ive just read these reviews on the Via Aqua 1300 and they say that it leaks somewhat, but thats an easy fix they say with some epoxy

Still for $25-30 thats an awesome pump... i will research it slightly more before buying!
You might want to PM fstfrddy he knows how to make a gasket to stop the leaking...I think he still suggests keeping it out of the comp...
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I bought myself a via aqua 1300 from americanaquariumproducts . It came to $25 shipped and it went priority mail(showed up fast). I am not sure that I would really suggest it, but I don't have any serious complaints. I got fstfrddy to send me some gaskets for the outlet to seal it. The problem I had was that even with Teflon tape the inlet was letting air in around the threads(did not want to epoxy). I eventually decided to use some pipe dope with the Teflon tape and that took care of it. Also of note if you tighten the barb too much(no more than finger tight), it will crack the pump. the next problem was the hold down for the front part of the pump. I broke of these flimsy plastic ears. I had to make a ghetto mod to hold the thing together so it did not leak(plywood and 5.5in bolts). For now it is working fine for me.

I guess what I am saying is I wouldn't skimp on the pump the first time around. The via aqua can work, but you must be careful with it. Also if you plan to have more than a CPU block in your loop, you might want to look elsewhere(D-5).

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post #9 of 9
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yeah i intend to only water cool the cpu... but the leaking problem is starting to bother me, i may stay away from this pump
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