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Dual pump yay or nay

2 minutes ago, Mephi00 said:

It's a fullcover block, but if what you're saying is true, either the pump has a problem or the ek thick rad is too much lol

Unless someone has 3 or 4 GPUs and 3 rads in the loop. It's very rare you see people use two pumps. Worth to do some investigation.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi watercooling people,

I am looking into upgrading my gpu with either big navo or the new nvidia 3000 series. I already have a custom loop for my 9900k, which is currently hooked up to a ek 360 thick rad (60mm), so I was planning to integrate the new gpu into that loop. I'm currently planning to get another 240 ek rad (please tell me if this is too much) and now I am asking myself, if dual pumps in parallel or series are worth it.

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what pump do you have atm? i assume its a D5? should be no need for another pump if thats all you are adding


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

what pump do you have atm? i assume its a D5? should be no need for another pump if thats all you are adding

I got a corsair D5 and I already tested and found out that I get about 5-10C better temps when I turn that pump to 100% on my cpu alone

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Definitely not in parallel, in series for redundancy purposes but not for performance.

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4 minutes ago, Mephi00 said:

I got a corsair D5 and I already tested and found out that I get about 5-10C better temps when I turn that pump to 100% on my cpu alone

Then something isn't right. Water flow rate shouldn't have such big impact on CPU temp. Something is restricting the flow in your loop.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

if not for performance, there is no reason for me to upgrade then, I don't have the system running 24/7 and the corsair pump ain't even a year old.

What about that rad upgrade, needed or unnecessary?

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1 minute ago, Deli said:

Then something isn't right. Water flow rate shouldn't have such big impact on CPU temp.

The difference was under full load

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1 minute ago, Mephi00 said:

The difference was under full load

Of course we are talking about full load. A D5 at half speed can easily run one CPU block, one GPU block and two radiators without temperature penalty.

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Deli said:

Of course we are talking about full load. A D5 at half speed can easily run one CPU block, one GPU block and two radiators without temperature penalty.

It's a fullcover block, but if what you're saying is true, I think either the pump has a problem or the ek thick rad is too much lol

 

but I'll test it later today

 

Edit: I just remembered that my pump was never running at 50%, cause its vibratin quite bad, while doing so. It was running 30% then 70% then 100% and from 70 to 100, was verry little difference (to none), but from 30-40 to 70 there was a difference...

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2 minutes ago, Mephi00 said:

It's a fullcover block, but if what you're saying is true, either the pump has a problem or the ek thick rad is too much lol

Unless someone has 3 or 4 GPUs and 3 rads in the loop. It's very rare you see people use two pumps. Worth to do some investigation.

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18 minutes ago, Mephi00 said:

if not for performance, there is no reason for me to upgrade then, I don't have the system running 24/7 and the corsair pump ain't even a year old.

What about that rad upgrade, needed or unnecessary?

More rad, more better (generally). I would consider the additional 240 as recommended for your additional GPU load.

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2 minutes ago, Deli said:

Unless someone has 3 or 4 GPUs and 3 rads in the loop. It's very rare you see people use two pumps. Worth to do some investigation.

I did search for posts and some help, but I didn't find any so I thought that asking here was the right place to find my answeres.
And here I got what I needed to know :) thank you guys

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