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Old 03-20-04, 04:22 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Gen-X (Mak4 / Mak5) Aquarium Water Pump's


While doing exhaustive research and having eBay fail me on finding quality Iwaki pumps in my price range I stumbled accross these. It says they are comparable to the Iwaki's but run much cheaper, and I can't argue with 22' of head pressure.

I think ill go with the Gen-X PCX-40 with my setup, hopefully it can push its way through my 3 heater cores. Im concerned that noise may be an issue with them, it doesn't say anything about it on site.

Let me know what you guys (and girls) think.
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Over the top fails to adequately describe your design. I hope you plan to do a proper worklog to record the effort, make for an interesting read.
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Old 03-20-04, 07:29 AM   #3
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Heh good find if they turn out to be reliable.

This sounds promising though from the description of those pumps.

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Can handle fruit juices, mild acid, mild alkalis, salt water, nonflammable liquids and other photographic and electroplating solutions

I would think if they can pump mild acids and such ok that they would be built out of good quality stuff.

I am looking at one of those myself for my multi comp car radiator rig.
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Old 03-20-04, 11:30 AM   #4
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Way, way way to big. Like stupid big. You will gain nothing and possibly take a step backward with a pump that big.

You wouldn't want your ambitious project to be know as the Spruce Goose of the water cooling world.
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Old 03-20-04, 02:09 PM Thread Starter   #5
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You think its overkill for my setup? Mind you that I will probably bolt additonal water-cooling equipment later.
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Old 03-20-04, 02:54 PM   #6
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You're plans have allot of restriction in series. A pump that places head over flow will probably realize greater net flow than a pump that places flow over head due to the amount of back pressure.

If you had all of the blocks and rads in parallel, then yes the Gen-X PCX-40 would make perfect sense.

As it now stands you'd be better off with something with the characteristics of a Iwaki 30RLZT.
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