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Is it OK to mount pump on top of the PSU?

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I have the Antec 900 case, and as u may know the PSU sits on the bottom of the case. Also, my PSU is a huge 900W XG Duro (very large). I am thinking about getting the Via Aqua 1300 water pump, which mounts using suction cups. Would it be safe to mount this pump on top of the PSU in this scenario?

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It is fine as long as the pump will never leak. If water gets into the PSU.... DOOOOOOM!
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It is fine as long as the pump will never leak. If water gets into the PSU.... DOOOOOOM!
Ok, ill make sure to seal the barbs with sillicone or weatherstrip or something :thumbup:
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Warning: Do not mount with suction cups. Cases create heat and the moisture from the suction cups will leak out through miniscule cracks. The pump will tip and bad things creap up on you. NOT.
Mount the pump on the bottom of the case where it cant leak on any critical parts. A wet psu can shock you PRETTY GOOD!
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Warning: Do not mount with suction cups. Cases create heat and the moisture from the suction cups will leak out through miniscule cracks. The pump will tip and bad things creap up on you. NOT.
Mount the pump on the bottom of the case where it cant leak on any critical parts. A wet psu can shock you PRETTY GOOD!
lol

i wish i could, i simply dont have room to
post #6 of 10
IF your driving your PSU very hard you may cook your little suction cups to a worthies, dried out state.

From you Picture, your PSU looks textured. I doubt your suction cups are going to stick very well…for very long any way, A lot of people skip the suction cups all together and set the pump on a little neoprene pad. You can probably get one at Frozen PC or the like. You can also just cut your own out of a old mouse pad.

Either way I think you'll have better luck than using the suction cups.

Regards, Croak
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I'm not exactly sure how big that pump is, but you could try to fit it in the bottom drive cage under your 3 HDs. I put mine there, but I only use 2 HDs so I don't know if it would work.
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IF your driving your PSU very hard you may cook your little suction cups to a worthies, dried out state.

From you Picture, your PSU looks textured. I doubt your suction cups are going to stick very well…for very long any way, A lot of people skip the suction cups all together and set the pump on a little neoprene pad. You can probably get one at Frozen PC or the like. You can also just cut your own out of a old mouse pad.

Either way I think you'll have better luck than using the suction cups.

Regards, Croak
The pump will be on top of the PSU it seems, so it really doesn't need to the suction cups...

Gravity will get er dun
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The pump will be on top of the PSU it seems, so it really doesn't need to the suction cups...

Gravity will get er dun
Use double sided adhesive backed foam. It will stick the pump to something and reduce vibrational noise.
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Stick it on the lower back part of your case with velcro...That way you can keep it low and if it leaks it wont hurt anything...
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