Originally Posted by name='jamesjohnson88'
1) I often hear that external systems aren't as good as internal. Is this just because the pump is external?
2) A support pump is just one more thing to go wrong, so would it be necessary or would I be better with just using one decent pump? My intention is to run a single loop to start with (just the CPU and later on, the GPU).
3) With it being external could you recommend and quick-connect fittings so that I can disconnect and re-connect fairly easily?
4) I have never used a fan controller before, do they need to be connected to the mobo in any way, or will they work just with a PSU?
Feel free to offer any other advice too.
1) There better normaly as you can run a bigger rad than what you case may allow or more rads ie dual 120.3's
2) One pump pending what you fitting in the loop will do. If you running dual rads say 120.3's i say go dual pump, ether dual D5's or dual DDC.
3) John-Quest i belive is the man that make the best ones, you'll have to Google and check some other forum i think.
4) Fan contoler runs off a 4 pin molex and thats it. Some fancy ones can link to the pc but there costly. So in hshort no, just 4pin molex 12v in
The only thing that will let you down is you rad and fan ideal, passing hot air through both rads, stack the rads, ether 1 flat and 1 on the side having both blowing in the case and have an exhuast cut out with mesh.
Fill port is smaller, neater and easyer, just depends on your setup and size of the box. Res bleeds faster it's said.
In line temop would be cool, can have thus then
Water temp in
Water temp out
Inside case temp
You can add more to that such as
Air temp in (probs on front of rad where air enters under a fan)
Air temp out as above
Then you can work out deltas too for you OC to load and idle temps if you wanted to get fancy!!
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