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I'd personally rather get a separated pump/res than that combo, especially for that setup. Something like the MCP655 or MCP355 with aftermarket top with your choice on res.
 
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I'd personally rather get a separated pump/res than that combo, especially for that setup. Something like the MCP655 or MCP355 with aftermarket top with your choice on res.

I am surprised it too so long for someone to mention his choice of pump. Anywhere you look when someone is considering the XSPC Rasa kit everyone rambles on about how terrible the pump is and now this guy wants TWO of them and no one has anything to say.

I would go with the above quote and get two high end pumps. Its obvious money really isn't a concern in this build...
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So instead of getting two XSPC pump-reservoirs, I should get two reservoirs from a different manufacturer, and two pumps also from a different manufacturer.

Is that right? Or since I'm only making one loop, should I just get one pump and one reservoir? But there is a lot in my loop, and Ive heard that you need strong pump power if you have a big loop.

Can anyone recommend a good manufacturer for pumps and reservoirs? I'm looking into the MCP655 or MCP355 right now. smile.gif
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maybe a dual loop bay res by xspc?
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So instead of getting two XSPC pump-reservoirs, I should get two reservoirs from a different manufacturer, and two pumps also from a different manufacturer.
Is that right? Or since I'm only making one loop, should I just get one pump and one reservoir? But there is a lot in my loop, and Ive heard that you need strong pump power if you have a big loop.
Can anyone recommend a good manufacturer for pumps and reservoirs? I'm looking into the MCP655 or MCP355 right now. smile.gif

I have 2 gpu blocks, a cpu block, and 2 rads on a single loop/pump/res and its fine

I use the MCP35x myself, had the 655 previously

I would just get 1 pump and res since you are only running 1 loop
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Defiantly go with a single loop, you only really need one pump and any reservoir no matter the brand, personally I prefer the acrylic cylinder type reservoirs from EK (EK-MultiOption RES X2 - 250 Advanced). The only reason why you would want a second pump is for redundancy in case one pump fails down the road, you can run your system with one dead pump if your running two pumps in series. I started out using 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD compression fittings and tubing, but now I'm on my second build and now prefer the 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD compression fittings and tubing because I find it much easier to bend the tubing and not have it kink or fold!

The thicker wall (5/8" OD) in the tubing allows for incredible bending radius while keeping it's shape, not something 3/4" OD tubing can do! You will not see a performance/temperature difference between 1/2" ID and 3/8" ID tubing, comes down to preference. The Swiftech MCP35X is a monster of a pump, an MCP355 on steroids, Swiftech sells a cylinder type reservoir that's meant to mount directly to the pump. There's nothing wrong with the MCP655 I just prefer a little more head pressure that the MCP355/MCP35X puts out!
Edited by Systemlord - 12/8/11 at 9:30pm
post #27 of 31

If you are not into benchmarkings and just for regular 24/7 and some gamings, just go for a single loop for the CPU and GPUs.

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Thanks everyone for your help smile.gif

And I am planning on using my purchased SOny Vegas Video Editing program with my new rig as well. I'm not just playing some light games, mind you. smile.gif
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Thanks everyone for your help smile.gif

And I am planning on using my purchased SOny Vegas Video Editing program with my new rig as well. I'm not just playing some light games, mind you. smile.gif


Sony Vegas is only using one (1) of the 4 (four) GPUs 590 for hardware acceleration. Or will you be able to assign it or distribute the work loads to all 4 (four) GPUs of the 590s?

 

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Sony Vegas is only using one (1) of the 4 (four) GPUs 590 for hardware acceleration. Or will you be able to assign it or distribute the work loads to all 4 (four) GPUs of the 590s?

I believe I will eventually do that, I did it with a video game in the past, where I modified it to use more than two cores, I had help... I can definitely see myself doing the same thing for software such as this. I think it is prohibited at the moment, but the cap may be transcendable sooner or later. tongue.gif

I just know I wouldn't want the GPU cap to bottleneck my CPU capabilities when using the program. Which I also plan on tapping through, if possible.
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