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Well I decided I wanted a gaming/ business desktop again so I pulled out my old parts and purchased a Pentium d for 10$ biggrin.gif
I planned to overclock from the beginning. Yesterday I got the idea to build a water cooled setup. I made a reservoir, CPU block, radiator, and I will build a gpu block when my card comes in.
I used a fuel pump from a GMC truck. It pumps to fast and only sucks fluid if the tank is level with the pump.
I figured the least I could do was buy a pump after building everything else for free.
what do you guys recommend? Not trying to break the bank. Do all of them have to be level or lower then the tank?
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post #2 of 12
I would say a used variable speed MCP655. You can usually snag one for $55-65 on here.
post #3 of 12
MCP355 < MCP655 < MCP35X

They're all great. If your loop has high restriction (has to be pretty high), MCP35X.
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post #4 of 12
Any of the MCP3xx series or the MCP6xx series is great.
post #5 of 12
Iwaki RD30 > all. It's just plain and simple a monster, but hard to recommend something that so monstrous, expensive, and unnecessary for even the most restrictive loops. For cheap and good I'd go with a mcp355 and if money doesn't matter I'd go with a uber modded mcp655. I have a pair of each in each of my builds and they're both great. Uber 655s dominate tho.
Edited by fat_italian_stallion - 12/7/11 at 3:49pm
 
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post #6 of 12
The pump doesn't have to be level with the reservoir. If the pump is strong though some times you need the tube to be short so the suction doesnt' flatten it. The cheapest decent pump you can get is the nos ddc-1 from bmaverick in the for sale section. You can even add on a nice little res/top for $35 and be done for $70: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_665&products_id=23357
     
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post #7 of 12
Get with bmavrick on here and get a 350 for $35 you can't beat the price and the pump is ammazing. I have a total of 4 in to 2 different computers
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post

Iwaki RD30 > all. It's just plain and simple a monster, but hard to recommend something that so monstrous, expensive, and unnecessary for even the most restrictive loops.
If you read what he said, it's pretty obviously he's on a budget
post #9 of 12
Howdy,

A Laing DDC-1T (MCP350 type) with a retail performance top will work nicely.

The EK X-Top Rev 2 performs really well and has a good price ratio for the DDC pump series.

The AlphaCool Laing DDC Acetal Top does well too.

The XSPC DDC-1T clear top is the least expensive, however, the pump base clearance holes will need to be ever slightly reamed larger to allow the new mounting screws to fit. This top also has a mounting spot to add an LED for more BLING. smile.gif

If you get a clear top, I would recommend for under $5 a Fesser colored o-ring for the DDC pump series. It makes the impeller stand out well and the BLING factor is way cool.

If you know of a pump maverick, you can get a deal on a "new" MCP350 type Laing pump. thumb.gif

Looking to hearing from you down the trail ...

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post #10 of 12
355 with aftermarket top < 655

That being said, I would personally go with the 655

But you might try snagging one of the 350s in the classifieds, amazing price for performance, especially with a new top and the 350 tweaks.
 
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