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has anyone wired their pump to the cpu fan header

post #1 of 25
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my 3dfx rig's case is not all that spacious
so I rewired my pump form it's 4pin molex to 4pin molex connector
to my 3pin cpu fan header to save a little space
now I can control the speed of the pump, seeing as be for I could not get the pwm sensor wire to a fan header before

anyone else ever do this before
don't see why pumps don't come shipped this way
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/26/11 at 2:14pm
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I would think that the voltage required to run a pump would be very hard on a mobo, I've heard of people buring out mobos just by using too many fan headers.
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I would think that the voltage required to run a pump would be very hard on a mobo, I've heard of people buring out mobos just by using too many fan headers.
do you mean wattage not voltage?
cuz the pump is still 12v like most fans
anyway is a low flow pump
should not take more the 5~10w at best
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/26/11 at 2:21pm
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post #4 of 25
The H50 pump plugs into the CPU fan header, so I don't see why not. Personally I wouldn't, but I've burned out so many fan headers, and it makes me paranoid.
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post #5 of 25
I'd check your mobo fan headers max wattage and also what the pump draws, mine for example can handle 24w on 1 header, that's high though I think, you could easily burn your mobo.
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post #6 of 25
I can agree this is a cool idea but at the same time I would be worried about the mobo itself. I would rather burn out a pump than a mobo.
     
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post #7 of 25
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pump draws 8~12w
deff wont burn the mobo
I had a 80mm delta fan on the cpu for the longest time and it was something like 10~15w if I recall
anyway I"m getting a new Abit IP35 Pro XE Motherboard witch will handle it better (I think)
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/26/11 at 2:33pm
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Good luck keeping the magic smoke in the motherboard!
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post #9 of 25
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Good luck keeping the magic smoke in the motherboard!
8~12w pump
and I had a 10~15w delta fan on the same header for over a year
so no magic smoke
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
Good luck keeping the magic white smoke in the motherboard!
fixed.

I could see the current draw from a pump easily being 2-3 times as much as a fan.
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