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Well good morning all.

I am in the process of going water cooling.

I have a questions.


I am so used to shutting my system off at night. Only because the load Tornado fans drive my wife nuts.
Should i leave W/C system on at all times or is it OK to shut down at night? ((Pump life))
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post #2 of 8
If noise was the only reason you shut it down at night and you have removed the fans.
Why not keep it running ?. As for the pump life most likely you would have upgraded or replaced for one reason or another the pump if not the whole system.

cheers...and be happy not mad !
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Originally Posted by xie67
If noise was the only reason you shut it down at night and you have removed the fans.
Why not keep it running ?. As for the pump life most likely you would have upgraded or replaced for one reason or another the pump if not the whole system.

cheers...and be happy not mad !
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post #4 of 8
A few things:
1. If you're running water then you'll have less fans in your case, period.
2. WC is quieter than tornados.
3. If you get a DC pump then it turns off when your computer turns off.
4. There's no need to run your WC while your computer is off.
    
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I got an AC pump so I guess its okay for me to leave on all the time correct?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Transonic
A few things:
1. If you're running water then you'll have less fans in your case, period.
2. WC is quieter than tornados.
3. If you get a DC pump then it turns off when your computer turns off.
4. There's no need to run your WC while your computer is off.
I guess i didn't say it right. My bad.

All components will be running with my on and off button on my computer. Also changed fans to quite ones.
My question is:
By shutting my computer off every night hurt the pump?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalkobra
I got an AC pump so I guess its okay for me to leave on all the time correct?
Ok for you? Yeah. But ok for your pump? Not when you look at it long term.

If you only use your computer 8 hours a day for example, but you leave your pump on 24 hours a day then you're pump will die 3 times faster than expected. They all have a MTBF (mean time before failure) and even though it's usually like 50,000 hours I wouldn't take any chances. Plus, who pays the electric bill? And then there's the noise.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Transonic
Ok for you? Yeah. But ok for your pump? Not when you look at it long term.

If you only use your computer 8 hours a day for example, but you leave your pump on 24 hours a day then you're pump will die 3 times faster than expected. They all have a MTBF (mean time before failure) and even though it's usually like 50,000 hours I wouldn't take any chances. Plus, who pays the electric bill? And then there's the noise.
Well I use it more than 8 hours a day thats for sure, I like never turn it off lol, I sit here and game all day and do work and usual teen things. I dont pay an electric bill cause I live in a dorm , just one monthly payment of 440 and everything is included hehe. Are the pumps really that loud?
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