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Got an adjustable rate MCP655 pump (317GPH) to run through a 3 x 120 radiator, a 2 x 120 radiator, chipset, and processor since my stock thermaltake (500LPH) pump finally bit the big one. So anyway, had all kinds of problems and ended up removing everything after darn near having water end up all over my two 4870's and my MB, and threw the case away (dented, heavy as hell, and the 3 x 120 radiator mounted to the side was a pain. The fusion block (NB) takes 3/8" tube, the rest of the system I bought 1/2. Will be getting another case and remounting the reservoir on the top externally, pump below it, 3 x 120 rad on the outside, eliminating the 2 x 120, but am concerned with flow when using the 3/8" fittings on the chipset. They aren't removable, and would rather not replace the waterblock if I don't need to. How much (realistically) flow am I really losing by reducing down to 3/8" from 1/2" through the chipset? Appreciate any feedback fellas!

Thanks,

Tony
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dam sorry to hear I just got into water first week actually and im loving it but I wouldn't know what to do if my pump went out hope it lives a long and productive life. Cant help really other than what I have heard and it seems really bad to flow restriction that's why I didn't water cool my northbridge.
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post #3 of 7
the flow loss is minimal and you wont see any real temperature differences.

if you still worry about it just put the NB as the last thing in your loop before your res
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post #4 of 7
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Right on, appreciate the feedback. I won't worry too much about it, that MCP655 blasts water compared to that stock thermaltake 500LPH pump. Cut down to one 3 x 120 radiator, so we'll see what happens. May rob the 2x120 that came in my thermaltake armor LCS case just in case it's not enough. Looking to get rid of my two 4870's to get a 4870x2 to water cool it too. Just trying to save some space in the case, and cut down on noise and power consumption. Thanks again for the response!

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GAH! Don't use that thermaltake radiator, aluminum is eeeeevile.....
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3/8's is all I use, 1/2 inch is more of a pain then the minimal difference it's worth.
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post #7 of 7
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I said F the thermaltake pile of crap, I removed it from the case and realized that damn thing is SOOO skinny it's sickening. I'll run 1/2" from the reservoir to the pump, but everything else 3/8". Ended up picking up an antec nine-hundred (since it was only $90 on the wife's discount @ best buy, and love mine here at the office for my quad) and stuffed everything in it last night. Man everything is a tight ass fit! That 1200w power supply almost doesn't fit on the bottom of the case, I had to move my hard drives up 3 bays because the cords coming out of it would hit the sata cables. I mounted the 3x120 on the back of the case so the 120 on the inside of the case exhaust is blowing through it on the bottom, then two more scythe's pulling on the other two spots. Hope it'll be enough! Waiting for the hose and reservoir to show up so I can stick these things to the case and hopefully gravity feed the pump. We'll see. =)

Thanks again,

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