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Hey guys,

So I got the Calvin rasa rs360 kit for christmas and has been running great until today.

My pump has failed so I was wondering if I should replace it or get a different res and pump?

I know the pump and res combo were notorious for giving out but I heard xspc revised it to fix those issues.

If you think I should get a new pump/res. Then please recommend the parts and the accessories/tubing to go with it to match my setup in sig

Thanks in advance!
     
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Talk to XSPC, they are really good with replacing broken pumps.

If you like you can get one of their bay res with an empty space that lets you fit your own MCP355 in there.

For tubing you could go with the ever so popular Primochill variants or opt for Feser...though I've heard Feser tubing discolors over time.

As far as accessories go I don't really think any are necessary, unless you want some water temp sensors.
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Talk to XSPC, they are really good with replacing broken pumps.

If you like you can get one of their bay res with an empty space that lets you fit your own MCP355 in there.

For tubing you could go with the ever so popular Primochill variants or opt for Feser...though I've heard Feser tubing discolors over time.

As far as accessories go I don't really think any are necessary, unless you want some water temp sensors.
Accessories I meant what barb sizes and fittings and so on. I did kinda want to upgrade my loop especially if its same pump.

If it was revised to fix issues then I would just replace them
     
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Accessories I meant what barb sizes and fittings and so on. I did kinda want to upgrade my loop especially if its same pump.

If it was revised to fix issues then I would just replace them
You will need G1/4" barbs and 7/16" ID tubing (OD does not matter, mine is 5/8")
If you choose compression fittings just make sure to get the appropriate size to match your tubes

I think it's a better idea to just replace it, I mean it really isn't a bad unit. Plus you save yourself the money required for a new reservoir and pump.
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Could someone recommend me a pump and res as well as the barbs and tubing?

I have not kept up with what is good and what isnt
     
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primoChill makes good tubing, and I like their antikink coils. Barbs... well it's just go to a website and order some decent ones (I always prefer compression fittings). Reservoirs just hold water... so it's not like there are supreme ones. You just need to find a size + location that fits. In regards to pumps, I like dangerDen's or Swifttech. You just need to decide on how much flow you want and get a pump that meets that. I like the swifttech 655 personally.
    
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Check out this guy he has a few items that would take care of your needs.

http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...g-blowout.html

Personally I like the 655 pumps and a good res.Res does not have to be big.I have a Swiftech micro res in two of my loops.Work great.
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655 is a great pump. No problems and super quiet. I also have a swiftech microres, cheap and effective.
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From what I've been told, the DDC-1 pumps are actually strong than the RASA kit pumps and would last a good deal longer. If you know of a pump maverick, you can find a great deal on a DDC-1 pump.

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