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Unread 03-12-2002, 02:35 PM   #1
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Just a simple question with not such a simple answer.

I am using about 2 metres of braided PVC tubing, and i currently have a Danner Supreme 5 pump (500 GPH). I'm going to give this one to my friend, and purchase another pump for my setup, only...

i don't know if i should get one Danner Model 5 500GPH pump, or two Danner Model 2 250GPH pumps.

I have a DangerDen Maze2-2 waterblock, a BeCooling AquaCoil2 Radiator, and a DangerDen CoolingCube Radiator in the secondary loop that just cools and dumps water into the reservoir, and cools the chipset, and GPU waterblocks , and a HeaterCore in the main loop that cools the CPU.

I guess the 2 smaller pumps will provide lower noise, but will they yield a higher/lower net flow?

Which would you guys recommend?

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Unread 03-12-2002, 03:17 PM   #2
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what is the pump in the secondary loop? I'd use a 350gph or something on the primary loop, and a smaller 250gph or similar on the secondary loop
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Unread 03-12-2002, 09:18 PM   #3
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The pump to the secondary loop is the a 250 GPH pump.

I'm going to use the new pump(s) i purchase on the main loop.

I just want to know what the difference would be between 2 - 250GPH pumps, and 1 - 500GPH pump on the main loop.

the way i'll set it up the main loop is:

With ONE 500GPH pump:

pump -> heatercore -> cpu -> reservoir

With TWO 250GPH pumps:

pump -> heatercore -> cpu -> pump -> reservoir


I guess my main motivation for having the 2 smaller pumps is the lower noise level, versus the 1 larger pump.


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Unread 03-12-2002, 09:31 PM   #4
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but then you have 3 pumps total in your system. I'd just run 1x 500gph in the main loop, and a 250gph in the secondary
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If I were to have 2 pumps I'd have one for input on the reservoir and one for output... but that's just me.
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Unread 03-13-2002, 07:44 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help. I guess I'll keep my setup the way it's been, but how about this scenario?

Ok, my friend has 2 DangerDen CoolingCube radiatiors, and a reservoir. Should he go with just 1 500GPH pump, or 2 250GPH pumps.

The way he plans of setting it up is:

With 1 500GPH pump:

pump -> radiator -> block -> radiator -> reservior

With 2 250GPH pumps:

pump -> radiator -> block -> pump -> radiator -> reservoir

What would provide better cooling, or.. what are the pros and cons of each setup?

Thanks again!

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Unread 03-13-2002, 08:05 AM   #7
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Default Ignoring the pump part - my view

He would get better temps putting the two radiators in parallel. Lower back pressure, higher flow, longer time in the radiators.

Single pump - hook the output of the waterblock to the res, output of the res to the pump, the output of the pump to a Y connector, each rad's input to one of the Y outputs, the outputs of the rads into another Y, output of the Y to the block.

If he were to use 2 pumps, then you could eliminate one Y and plumb the two pumps into the res.

In general, hottest water into the radiator(s), coolest water into the block (remember, a pump will add heat to the water).

This is really a case where an air trap/res (like the one Turbokeu made for example) would work better. Then the res could be put at the output to the rads, elimating a Y and keeping the hottest water going into the rads and coolest water into the block. (it would go block, pump, rad(s), res, block again)
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Unread 03-13-2002, 09:22 AM   #8
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Oh! Great! Thank you so much EMC2!

So, if he were to follow your plans, should he stick with 2 250GPH pumps or 1 500GPH pump?

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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:56 AM   #10
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He would get better temps putting the two radiators in parallel. Lower back pressure, higher flow, longer time in the radiators.
Wat?

Overall, flow rate may increase slightly, but the flow rate through each rad will be halved, and lower flow rate = less heat transfer (less turbulance).

And the water spends the same amount of time in the rad(s) no matter what the flow rate is. With a lower flow rate it stays in the rad longer, but doesn't come back to the rad as often.

See: Watercooling Myths Exposed
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