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Have to have 2 P/S's for waterblock?

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Pud

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Apr 25, 2001
Thinking of going water. Just curious if my 300 watt power supply will be sufficient.

How much juice do they pull?
 

Tacoman667

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The only time you need to power ur waterkooling system is if you set up a relay to hook the pump into. Almost all pumps just plug right into the wall socket so you really don't use the power supply at all for the whole water system.
 
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William

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You may if you end up using more than two 120s in your system. But mostly, you need the new psu if you install the psu to power the pump or a peltier.
 

AMDGuy

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Apr 10, 2001
Tacoman667 (May 22, 2001 12:19 p.m.):
The only time you need to power ur waterkooling system is if you set up a relay to hook the pump into. Almost all pumps just plug right into the wall socket so you really don't use the power supply at all for the whole water system.

Actually, even with a relay the pump still draws it's power from the wall socket and not the PSU. The relay just trips and allows power to flow through it.