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drkCrix June 19, 2012 06:10 AM

Pump questions with new build
 
I am putting together a new loop and I am trying to sort out wether I will need to add a 2nd pump to what I already have.

Current loop consists of

Koolance 401X2 --> DDC 3.25 18W Pump --> XSPC EX240 --> Raystorm --> EK RIVE chipset block --> EK RIVE VRM block --> Serial EK GPU Blocks --> Phobya 200mm Rad --> back to res

My new loop will go something like this

Koolance 401X2 (or Tube sytle res depends on tube routing) --> DDC 3.25 18W Pump --> Nexxxos UT60 --> Nexxxos UT60 --> Raystorm --> EK RIVE chipset block --> EK RIVE VRM block --> Parallel EK GPU Blocks --> Back to res

Add in multiple 90, 45 degree adapters and some koolanec QDC fittings

Will the single 18w DDC be able to handle the loop?

Cheers,

Chris

dandelioneater June 19, 2012 08:41 AM

I would think that a single pump would be ok to handle that. I ran 2 rads, 3 universal gpu blocks in parallel (with 90 degree fittings), ek supreme cpu block and a res, on that inexspensive ek pump (forget the name). I had more than adequate flow.

KylSp June 19, 2012 10:11 AM

Should be no problem, but I'll never trust a single DDC unless I have something to monitor flow rates or temps to shut off in the event of a pump failure (which isn't uncommon with DDC's).

leepord geko June 20, 2012 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KylSp (Post 635816)
Should be no problem, but I'll never trust a single DDC unless I have something to monitor flow rates or temps to shut off in the event of a pump failure (which isn't uncommon with DDC's).

Plug the pump header into your cpu fan header, no motherboards will boot with no fan or pump plugged into the cpu fan header. One pump is all you need for almost any size loop unless you want the reinsurance of two pumps.

Bungwirez June 20, 2012 08:22 PM

I've never plugged anything into my CPU fan header. of course ASUS provide an off (ignore) switch in bios.

Zer0 June 25, 2012 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leepord geko (Post 636048)
no motherboards will boot with no fan or pump plugged into the cpu fan header.

All my mobos boot just fine with nothing plugged into the CPU header.


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