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I was looking to build a WC setup and starting looking at pumps and stumbled upon this site for aquarium pumps http://www.petstore.com/ps_ViewCat-i...ter_Pumps.html
Some of these look really good, how much GPH do I really need?
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the reason why aquarium pumps aren't really used anymore is that through innovation and change certain companies began to make pumps for the purpose of w/c, aquarium pumps produce alot of heat dumps and don't have as much head flow as pump designed for w/c also it's a PITA to have something plugged into a socket and ur comp is off
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the reason why aquarium pumps aren't really used anymore is that through innovation and change certain companies began to make pumps for the purpose of w/c, aquarium pumps produce alot of heat dumps and don't have as much head flow as pump designed for w/c also it's a PITA to have something plugged into a socket and ur comp is off
Ah heat dump, head flow I disagree as the aquarium ones seem to have more, and I wouldn't mind having it plugged into an ac outlet.
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Eheim, Hydor, and Iwaki are used for watercooling. However, not all models are not good for watercooling due to heatdump.

Also, please realize it is head and flow that matter. Read my sig.
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Aquarium eh? So if I used my 400 gallon aquarium as a res...
    
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Aquarium eh? So if I used my 400 gallon aquarium as a res...
then that wouldn't do much for you....
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Like they all said before me, huge heat dump, I know this first hand, used to have a aquarium pump for my setup, and it produced a huge heat dump, I would measure the temperature 24 hour later and it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't 2-5c warmer.
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So I could use this Hydor L35 http://www.sharkacomputers.com/hyl35cewapu4.html with out the adapter for a 1/2 WC build?
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So I could use this Hydor L35 http://www.sharkacomputers.com/hyl35cewapu4.html with out the adapter for a 1/2 WC build?
Thats not a bad one, I've heard they have a high death rate, thats just hear-say I've never used one...I'd put it on a relay so that it will come on with your comp, there is a link to relay's in my sig...

For the about the $$$ I'd just grab a D-5..D-5...

fstfrddy uses a Via Aqua and seems to have good luck with it on a CPU only loop...How To silence a Via Aqua .
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So I could use this Hydor L35 http://www.sharkacomputers.com/hyl35cewapu4.html with out the adapter for a 1/2 WC build?
Ohh nooez don't do it.

Pick up a Via Aqua 1300. I had one, and it performed pretty well. It was a pain though because it required a 120 volt AC plug, instead of built-for-watercooling pumps which use a molex connector.

I got mine off Ebay from these folks.

It came pre-silenced, and the 1/2 barbs were securely sealed with silicon epoxy, which they did a nice job on by the way.

On ebay I think I got mine for $30 shipped.
    
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