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Should I swap my D5 Basic for a MCP35x?

Poll Results: Should I go through the trouble of swapping out the pumps?

 
  • 14% (1)
    Yes, the trouble is worth it for the increased flow...get the MCP35x!
  • 85% (6)
    No, it's not worth the hassle. Keep the loop as-is.
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Well, I splurged and spent $89 on a D5 Basic at MicroCenter to upgrade from my DD-CPX1 about a week and a half ago (I know I overpaid, but it was an impulse buy and I love instant gratification). They now have the MCP35x in stock for the same price. I can still return the pump and swap it out at no cost to me (other than gas/time).

My question is should I go through the trouble of draining/disassembling the loop, go up to MicroCenter (~15 minutes away), swap the pumps out, and refill/reassemble the loop?

According to Martin/Skinnee's flow rate estimator/rad optimizer, I should be getting ~1.47GPM flow rate with my current setup, and the MCP35x should give me ~2.09GPM.

Is it worth the trouble in your opinions?

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Apogee XT Rev 2 (half as restrictive as Rev 1)
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D5 Basic
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post #2 of 7
You're fine with the D5. The MCP35X is louder, you can bring down the speed through PWM signal to keep it quieter if needed.
     
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post #3 of 7
yeah the mcp35x is too loud when runs at 60% of full speed
post #4 of 7
I would just keep the pump you have now as it is perfectly fine. No NEED for the mcp35x.
post #5 of 7
why why? The only reason for this is may be restriction of case space but the HAF932 will house it perfectly, the Laing D5 is great; don't bother to change it to the 35x; as someone said before it's pretty darn loud.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reassurance! +reps

I will just leave it alone then. I guess I just got caught up in the graphs and numbers. My main concern was performance rather than noise (I have 4 120x38mm Deltas among other fans), but it seems performance should be just fine with my current pump. Thanks again!
     
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post #7 of 7
Noise may be a subjective thing, but to say the mcp35x is loud, is a lie or at least people talking about things they have no experience with. As long as you use proper decoupling the mcp35x is very quiet and close to complete silent. I have to put my ear right next to mine to be able to hear it at all.
Edited by Astral Fly - 5/11/11 at 8:48am
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