[mythtv-users] OT Watercooling was Gigabit switch

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 00:57:17 UTC 2006

On 8/3/06, Mark (home) <fairlane at springcom.com> wrote:
> 6 pumps is a waste of energy and will gain you nothing.  Single pump into a
> manifold, port the manifold off to each heatsink.  Return to tank.  If you
> have problems with balance, you could add 1/2" valves to each line, and
> restrict flow as needed.   The longer the fluid stays in the heat exchanger,
> the more Q (heat exchange) takes place.  So restrict it to slow it down.
> For cheap pumps, look for auxilliary water pumps on luxury cars.  Bosch
> and Cooper are two makes of pumps that run on standard 12V supplies,
> and both use magnetic drive so no shaft seals or anything to wear out.
> The common pumps are about 5-10 GPM.  I use a pump like this on my
> design at work to cool a 450HP supercharged engine airflow with a water to air
> intercooler, so 5 GPM ought to be plenty... :)

This sounds great, but also a bit technical.  Any way to can 'dumb' it
down?  Or even just link to a few things you are referencing and maybe
an illustration of it?

I'm in the process of building a 'compiling rack' to do things like
distcc for faster builds and such (basically a slew of motherboard/cpu
systems dedicated to just compiling crap).  Something like this might
be exactly what I want for the cooling mechanism to keep the noise


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