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Originally Posted by DirektEffekt;15470297 
I believe that the MCP35X is almost identical to the MCP355 but with added PWM meaning you can slow it down to reduce the heat.

In addition to the PWM, the pump top is improved and it now has fitting openings so you can put whatever size barb you want.

As far as waterblocks the Raystorm is pretty good and not that expensive. Plus it has built in LED spots, and lights make PCs go faster.

Rad's there are a few. The XSPC RX Series if you can fit it. If you need a thinner rad the Swiftech MCR series, and the XSPC EX Series looks to performing well but not solid reviews on it yet.
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Yea lights are like decals on cars. They make everything faster..
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post #13 of 18
wermad - As you have an Asus mobo it's well worth trying out the Asus Fan Xpert with a 35X which is part of the AI Suite (the only decent thing it has in it). Apart from having presets for PWM it also has a use configurable one allowing reasonably fine control of pump speeds at different CPU temps.
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I use This pump that way I dont have to worry about hooking up any PWM wires. I just turn the little dial down
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post #15 of 18
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Hook up your pump to a fan controller and adjust the power to decrease noise and heat (when running the 35x ). I have mine hooked up to a Scythe knob controller, which is recommended since the DDC(s) have a minimum start voltage and can go a bit below that once running. I've never really got into pwm since it involves setting more than just a simple turn of the dial of a controller. For the slightly lower price and about 95% of the performance, I would opt for a 355. With an aftermarket top, it should match or edge out the 35x but they'll cost the same.
That's ghetto.

Anyways, a 355, top, res is almost the same/more price wise compared to a 35x with optional res! Why would you go 355? And then you void your cruddy Swifty warranty anyways cuz you gotta put on a proper top.
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That's ghetto.

Anyways, a 355, top, res is almost the same/more price wise compared to a 35x with optional res! Why would you go 355? And then you void your cruddy Swifty warranty anyways cuz you gotta put on a proper top.
35x =



That's silly


Knob control is an easy setup. My pump hardly makes a noise but when all the fans are low, I lower the pump too. The complications in setting up pwm to control your pump is just over-kill imo, similar to water cooling your fan controller .

No time to mess with pwm, must continue to build, build, ....
Edited by wermad - 10/27/11 at 4:25pm
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Dude, it's two wires man. Hook them up to your cpu header, bam you done now down a beer. Got a gpu loop, 2 wires to the gpu fan header, bam you done. Now drink two beers.
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Dude, it's two wires man. Hook them up to your cpu header, bam you done now down a beer. Got a gpu loop, 2 wires to the gpu fan header, bam you done. Now drink two beers.
I prefer my ears to dictate pump speed not the mb and the cpu temp. Temps hardly change whether at a low voltage or max voltage. I've played through six hours of Metro in Surround and my pump was its lowest voltage possible, temps didn't flicker much . I will have em two beers now
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