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Originally Posted by AliceInChains;13520935 
heres the thing, Ive gotten a really good deal on a mcp 355 with xspc res/top. Thats why Im asking if it will be enough. I understand the d5 would be best, But is the 355 with top enough?
You'll be fine with the MCP355.

EDIT: I asked a few days ago if I should swap out my D5 Basic for an MCP35x for the same price, and the general consensus was to stick with what I got. The D5, MCP355, and MCP35x are all great pumps and will easily handle your loop. If you already have the MCP355 with an aftermarket top, then just stick with it.
Edited by c00lkatz - 5/15/11 at 9:54pm
     
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You'll be fine with the MCP355.

+1

The 355 should be fine for that loop. Not the best, but more than adequate.
    
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I havent installed the 355 yet. Thats why Im asking now, this way if I do go with something else, I wont have to rip my loop apart. But if its enough no reason to spend more money than necessary. thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains;13521000 
I havent installed the 355 yet. Thats why Im asking now, this way if I do go with something else, I wont have to rip my loop apart. But if its enough no reason to spend more money than necessary. thanks guys.
Have fun and make sure you leak test! I've done a few loops now, but that didn't stop me from springing a leak. I no longer have SLI frown.gif
     
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Originally Posted by c00lkatz;13521028 
Have fun and make sure you leak test! I've done a few loops now, but that didn't stop me from springing a leak. I no longer have SLI frown.gif

Yea, im very careful with leaks and leaktesting. I dont use any rotaries, no compression fittings, no moving parts of any kind. Just straight barbs with good old fashioned clamps.
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Yea, im very careful with leaks and leaktesting. I dont use any rotaries, no compression fittings, no moving parts of any kind. Just straight barbs with good old fashioned clamps.

I use rotaries and compression fittings on all but my radiator connections (and they were left out of those simply because I didn't have enough space to fit them in with the case restrictions), and everything is fine. Most rotary fittings are solid anyway, there's no harm in using them if you connect them properly.
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I use rotaries and compression fittings on all but my radiator connections (and they were left out of those simply because I didn't have enough space to fit them in with the case restrictions), and everything is fine. Most rotary fittings are solid anyway, there's no harm in using them if you connect them properly.

Yea, I suppose. But a rotary is more likely to leak then a barb. Maybe Im just old fashioned. I like it simple. Im not really big on cosmetics. Also barbs are cheaper, and Im poor. lol. Im going to put this project on hold for a bit. I have spent way too much money as it is and now im broke frown.gif
Edited by AliceInChains - 5/15/11 at 11:23pm
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My htpc desktop build uses all rotaries lol, 8 of them to be exact. Thank the god of watercooling for rotaries is my feeling.
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My htpc desktop build uses all rotaries lol, 8 of them to be exact. Thank the god of watercooling for rotaries is my feeling.

Yea they do make things easier in tight spaces. But if I can get by without I'd rather just use barbs. Now a smaller case might have forced me to use rotaries.

I'm still fairly new to water cooling so I guess I feel more secure with barbs and clamps
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post #20 of 27
I got 2 MCP35X's on the way wink.gif


but you'd be fine with the MCP355. gl hf!
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