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Can anyone point me towards a good flow meter that wouldn't require a 5.25 mount yet is easy to read/understand? Willing to look at ones that do require a mount but I already have a fan controller so would prefer not having to use ANOTHER 5.25 bay...

I am working on minor details for my build in my signature and although I understand the main purpose of a flowmeter I do not know or see much really stated about them. And since I have picked a few restrictive parts for my loop and will have various barbs and bits that will add restriction due to how I plan on plumbing the tubing I figured I should get a flowmeter in order to stay on the safe side of flow as well as to make sure my pumps perform within desired ranges.

So any help in educating me here with pro's and con's of certain flow meters would be appreciated!
    
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There's a couple on performance pc's but you need to buy an extra adapter to plug into your motherboard. If you want something that can be read by software. As far as flow goes everything adds up, but as long as your above 1 GPM you'll be fine.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24531
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Aquacomputer's flow meter is more accurate and probably less restrictive, though you'll need either an Aquaro, an Aquastream, or a Poweradjust to use it. The Aquaro is also a fan controller, though I dunno if you'll be able to run that many AP-15's off it. A poweradjust is probably the cheapest bit to use it with.
    
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There's a couple on performance pc's but you need to buy an extra adapter to plug into your motherboard. If you want something that can be read by software. As far as flow goes everything adds up, but as long as your above 1 GPM you'll be fine.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24531
Looking at that one, it seems to be the one I would want to get. I am assuming it has a digital read out right on the flowmeter itself so I wouldn't need the adapter unless I want the shutdown redundancy right? The only other thing that bugs me is a review on frozencpu that states...

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. Can restrict flow a tad and if used in horizontal position can cause the turbine inside to produce inaccurate readings and possibly cause it to fail
So is it normal to want to mount these with a vertical orientation versus horizontal?

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Aquacomputer's flow meter is more accurate and probably less restrictive, though you'll need either an Aquaro, an Aquastream, or a Poweradjust to use it. The Aquaro is also a fan controller, though I dunno if you'll be able to run that many AP-15's off it. A poweradjust is probably the cheapest bit to use it with.
Yea with a fan controller already in my house for the AP-15's I kinda wanted to avoid that - would like the accuracy but I guess I'll try the Koolance one unless I can spot better...

Thanks for the info so far guys +rep
    
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