Originally Posted by mcinjere
maybe somebody can help me out. I am new to water cooling. just bought an XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240. iust wondering if the 750 pump is powerful enough to push through 2 radiators. i only have the cpu in the look now, but would like to add a plate for my gtx 680 and another 120 rad, or maybe another 240 rad. any info would be great thanks
Here's my opinion...I have a D5 (1st WC project) & it's outstanding. I mean, I have a sizable loop & it pushes water like nobody's business. If you go with a 750, it may do the trick for a smaller sized loop that only has a few components (ex: 1 CPU WB, 1 GPU WB, 1 360 Rad & 1 Res.). You may or may not be satisfied with the temps. For conversation, let's say you are. But what about when you want to expand? Let's say you add a 2nd GPU WB, a 2nd or 3rd rad. Let's say you decide you want to slowly work your way up to extreme water cooling.
There's no way the 750 will hold up with the larger size loop (assuming you're after extreme temps). So, you would have to sell the 750 & buy the D5. You'd be lucky to get half of what a new 750 sells for.
For me, it was a no-brainer. Way too much time & hassle to do all that stuff when I could just start out with a D5 & know that I wouldn't have to worry about power / pressure no matter what I add to my loop. I did a lot of research before I purchased my parts & I have yet to see anyone say that a D5 doesn't have enough power.