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post #1 of 11
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I need a recommended pump for a loop containing 2 rasa CPU blocks and a universal GPU block?I'd prefer a pump in the $40-$70 range if possible and I don't need a res on it I'll be adding one, but it shouldn't ever exceed 2 CPU blocks and 2 GPU blocks.
Edited by kdb424 - 7/6/11 at 9:55am
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Decided to drop the pump I originally looked at. Open to all recommendations (but leaning tward 1/2 tubing)
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It's going to be tough to stay in that range if you want to use 1/2" tubing. A DDC pump is about $65, but has native 3/8" barbs. Add another $25 or so for a replacement top, or step up slightly to the 35x which will accept fittings of your choise.
 
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Is there any major gain in going 1/2 to 3/8? I just liked the larger tubing in my current build. If it's basically the same, I'll drop down.
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post #5 of 11
as for tubing size vs. flow
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=1#post2246926
D5 comes with native 1/2 inlet/outlet just like already mention 35x
http://skinneelabs.com/pumps/

EDIT; you might want to consider this pump if you looking in 40$ range
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...dc-1-35-a.html
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post #6 of 11
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Assuming I go with 3/8 barbs, what's the best size tubing I should run? (Generally I'd assume the next size down to help against leaks.) It seems that I can get same good pumps here from a member at $35 each, so I can run 2 in case of failure, or split my loop later (I'll be doing bong cooling, so it won't matter much either way between my 2 systems)
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post #7 of 11
For 3/8 tubing, I prefer 3/8 x 5/8, which gives 1/8" walls. A little more stiff, but less prone to kinking.
 
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post #8 of 11
I'd go for either a D5 (swiftech mcp655) or a ddc 3.25 (swiftech mcp35x). The D5 is super reliable, isn't as noisy as ddc (in my opinion at least), and works very well in low restriction loops. The ddc might have problems with overheating but with the 35x's pwm control it probably isn't an issue if you tone it down a little or get heatsink and/or airflow on it. The ddc is much more powerful, is better for restrictive loops with a lot of waterblocks/components, and takes up less space.

The D5 comes with 1/2" barbs already installed (money saved) while the ddc has standard g1/4 threaded inlet/outlet that can accommodate w/e size barb (3/8" or 1/2") you desire.

The D5 is about $80 while the 35x is about $100.
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post #9 of 11
I'll have to recommend the one I'm using.

It's the EK DCP 4.0. Well, I actually have the Phobya branded one, but it's the exact same pump.

4m head pressure, 800L/h of zero load pumping ability, and in the $40 range. It is incredibly quiet and has native G1/4 threads. And it's been running 18/7 for a year and a half, yet to have an issue.

Edit: Guys at HardOCP are saying it's more reliable than the 355. I can't confirm this, but I can say mine's rock solid. And it doesn't overheat. Well, it doesn't even run warm tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post

EDIT; you might want to consider this pump if you looking in 40$ range
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-products/898129-can-mcp350-pumps-ddc-1-35-a.html

+1

A Bmaverick DDC-1 gets my #1 vote,
#2 would go to a Jingway DP1200 rebrand like the DD CPX-Pro, or EK DCP 4.0 (same pump)

I think the cermic ball bearing on the DDC is a little better, but I haven't heard anyone complaining of Jingway failures either. Not sure on noise, but the Jingways may be a touch quieter.

Pretty darn hard to beat a Bmaverick pump price though, $35 shipped for a new old stock DDC1 pump is about as good as it gets for best bang for the buck.smile.gif
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