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watercooling question

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Elmo, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Elmo

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    Can you use a fish tank pump ? The ones that pump water obviously.. just wondering because im sure the fish tanks one are higher grade ? Or am i wrong
     
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    I'm sure that you can but check the head (pump pressure) and flow (l/s) against the "normal" pumps. I'm sure that the big players in the water cooler pump industry (Laing and Swiftech) has at least if not better quality then the fish tank pumps. At least one of the manufatures (Eheim) does both.
     
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    Will do more research on exact specs because if the water flows through the system faster doesnt that make it more efficient?
     
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    Higher flow will help until a certain point where heat transfer will be your limiting factor. You should buy a pump that is either quiet at full speed or a high capacity pump which can be regulated down to a desired noise/temperature level.
     
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    to ask that first: how are the specs on your fishtank pump? how many litres/hour and how much head pressure? ;)
     

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