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    Default Re: Buying a Waterblock

    I highly recommend the Hydor L30 pump, or even L20 pump for your application. Just depends on the size tubing you are using. They are both much cheaper than the Eheims and are damn near silent.

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    Cheaper yes, more prone to failure, yes. Noone can doubt the reliability of the Eheims. That is the main reason I went with one. Don't know if the newer Hydors are better, but they don't have the best rep for long term use. And my 1250 is dead silent.
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    Hey I was out of internet for a week so I couldent do anything well i got my water cooling up and runnung but before i did it leaked into my computer but its fine know it wasnt on when it leaked. Well i was just using my comp like a coupple days later and the pump shut off because it over heated is that normal its a pond pump which dose 320gph and it was 40 bucks and dead silent and i wanted to know if the ehiem shut off thanks alot also what is the best pump i can get for around 80
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaqwsx
    Hey I was out of internet for a week so I couldent do anything well i got my water cooling up and runnung but before i did it leaked into my computer but its fine know it wasnt on when it leaked. Well i was just using my comp like a coupple days later and the pump shut off because it over heated is that normal its a pond pump which dose 320gph and it was 40 bucks and dead silent and i wanted to know if the ehiem shut off thanks alot also what is the best pump i can get for around 80
    That is not normal at all for an Eheim pump. My 1250 never had any issues and ran for days on end with a highly overclocked system with no issues. ALso, Eheim usually has the best reliability possible, so if you got a bad one, that is rare. If it shuts down like that again, return it for an new one.
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    Default Re: Buying a Waterblock

    No it wasnt a ehiem pump is was a fountain pump from lowes for 40$ i was asking if the ehiem pumps shut of to cool down but i guess not
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    Ahhhh. No they do not. They are more expensive, but they are built super tough. I bet for around $80 you can find the Eheim 1250 I run that puts out around 320GPH and they are renowned for their reliability.
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    Hey guys im back and ready to start my water cooling again. After my first failed atempt I decided to wait a while and spend a little more money on it. This is what i have bought (Ordered it today 10/7/06).

    From frozencpu: All for $63.00 with shipping

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22...KjE6&mv_pc=224

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/40...KjE6&mv_pc=225

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/40...KjE6&mv_pc=226

    Pump from PetSmart because i couldent find an ehiem pump anywhere so I got this for $70.00 with tax.

    http://www.pentairaquatics.com/2005/...il/Q1_2200.htm

    this pump is odd because they didnt have it on the PetSmart site, but oh well, it's like an ehiem 1250 but i dont know if it is as reliable as the ehiem yet.

    And I already have my water block and that too I got from Frozencpu: For $40.00 with shiping

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20...KjE6&mv_pc=627

    All tubing is 1/2in.
    So what do u guys think!!!!
    Last edited by zaqwsx; 11-08-2006 at 07:05 AM.
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    Default Re: Buying a Waterblock

    It sounds awesome! so, you set up the tubing in the comp, run the tubes to the pump (submerged in liquid?) with the radiator doing what? I know that my guess is wrong.
    zaqwsx, your water cooling setup looks awesome, how much have you oce'd your proc?

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    buhweet radiators radiate. That is their entire function. I'll try to explain the thermodynamics involved in a far over simplified manner: Water is pumped through the small tubes in the radiator and cooled due to some of the heat being transfered to the metal. The radiator in turn loses the heat to the air (radiates) because of the large exposed surface area that is presented to the air. The air in turn is often forced through the radiator with a fan thereby increasing the amount of heat loss.

    I did a quick google for a basic guide and came up with this: http://reviews.ebay.com/How-To-Water...:-1:LISTINGS:4 . It is'nt by any means a definitive guide but it may give you some idea of the parts and their usage.
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    I finnaly got time to work on my water cooling and finish it up here are some pics. I havent hooked it up yet because im testing how long it will run and if there are any leaks. Tell me what u think!!!!! it all cost me about $170.
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