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post #11 of 18
No, theres no perf gain over having two pumps, its just easier than having the outlet of one feed the inlet of the other. Not sure why its so 'hard' to just have a loop.

This adapter may be a bit more, but you can place it anywhere and it looks nicer and its much smaller http://www.xoxide.com/add2psu-multip...lyadapter.html.

Let me add some things, and dis-spell some idiocies.

1. You dont need to run your rads and pump outside of the case. There is more chance of getting hit by lightning than bathing your PC internals, if you are careful and dont cut corners. I test my systems for 5 mins, if it doesnt leak by then, it wont leak ever. Just sayin...

2. Why 4 rads? Even if you went 3 480's you could get by with a single 35X pump, miahallen on XS did it, and it runs just fine. People 'estimate' stuff like this without any real world knowledge, experience or facts.

3. For 'head pressure' as long as you are not running 20+ ft of 3/4" you should be fine with what ever you run. Use 3/8" tubing, itll give you a bit more pressure, and you should be good using even 10' of it. (theres a big reason your water supply from the street to your house is ~5/8" and the sewer is 6" or more lol)
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I agree^^^
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post #13 of 18
I agree too, yes that top fits the DDC-1, same top and mounting holes as regular DDCs only different pcb, the top improves flow because it has a bigger chamber to receive fluid.

As for having just one pump is enough, having two will keep the loop running if other one fails.

There´s no difference between 3/8" and 1/2" tubbing ,performance wise its the same.
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post #14 of 18
Regarding pumps, they are the most costly component in a water cooling loop beside the radiators or fans, but it's the heart of the system. It pumps the blood through it's veins so to speak.
Price comes into play, and some ppl would rather use one pump, it's not a must have but like others have said it makes you have that peace of mind of proper flow at ALL times.

That's about it.
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Originally Posted by Haze_hellivo View Post
I agree too, yes that top fits the DDC-1, same top and mounting holes as regular DDCs only different pcb, the top improves flow because it has a bigger chamber to receive fluid.

As for having just one pump is enough, having two will keep the loop running if other one fails.

There´s no difference between 3/8" and 1/2" tubbing ,performance wise its the same.
Temp wise close enough to not notice. But smaller tubing will give you a bit more pressure, bigger tubing a bit more flow.

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Regarding pumps, they are the most costly component in a water cooling loop beside the radiators or fans, but it's the heart of the system. It pumps the blood through it's veins so to speak.
Price comes into play, and some ppl would rather use one pump, it's not a must have but like others have said it makes you have that peace of mind of proper flow at ALL times.

That's about it.
Using two pumps cause one may fail is like saying "my electric might go out so ill have another line hooked up to my house". You can plan for the worse, hope for the best and still get screwed.
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Does anyone know if the x20 750 XSPC pump/res combo can be mounted sideways? I imagine the impeller side needs to be one the bottom so it doesn't suck in air ever. Will this cause any issues?
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The fill port at the top of the res like to leak its hard to stop
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I changed my mind, I will mount it the correct way. I bought an rx360 kit and a raystorm block. I think I'm going to mount everything except for the blocks in an older compaq case. Not sure if I will need another radiator nothat I have seen this. I have the rx 360 in a push pull set up with some of those kraze 3000 fans I picked up.
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