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Ok i was reading through my storm manual(not enough money for a pump so im really anxious) and it says the optimal GPM is .75 to 1.5 thats like 45gph to 90gph. so why should i get a pump that punches out 370gph?
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thats a great question.. i can only take a guess as to say head pressure the ability to pump fluid up.. and or to make up for loss of pressure when you start routing through rads and stuff..
    
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I did think about that. the storm has jet impregnations and that would limit water flow. Wouldnt a lot of GPM damage those.
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On teh whole, most setups won't flow more than 3 GPH, so it's not like you need a massive flow pump. What you DO need is a pump with a high head rating, because there is a lot of restriction in a watercooling loop.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burn
On teh whole, most setups won't flow more than 3 GPH, so it's not like you need a massive flow pump. What you DO need is a pump with a high head rating, because there is a lot of restriction in a watercooling loop.
Yeah. Ha! I just flow tested the pump I bought and plan on using. It flows 1.7 gpm at 3.4 psi!! Thats 104 gph @ 8' of head for those who like it in that format.
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??? so a low gph would work better.
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post #7 of 11
Remember those GPH ratings are at zero head, when you add restrictions and head it drops significantly.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
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??? so a low gph would work better.
Not really. The storm manual is just saying the flow of .75 to 1.5 gpm is the optimum. There isn't an exact way, right now, to tell what is going to be the right pump. But get one with good flow will insure you can get the right flow to the Storm.
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post #9 of 11
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Im most likly to go with the d5 but i need for find a cheap pump for starters.
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post #10 of 11
Well, you want as much flow as possible, but you won't be able to flow much more than 3 GPH because the restriction is too much, you can have a 5HP pump and you still won't be able to flow more than 3 GPH in the Storm.
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