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Hey water cooling forum,

I'm getting a MCP350 pump for my planned loop to go along with an EK Supreme HF CPU block and an EK 240 mm XTX. For a res, I'm stuck between getting a bay res, probably 2 bays, or this MCP350 pump top/res combo:

Ek Water Blocks EK-DDC X-RES 100 Custom Pump Top

Has anyone used this pump top/res combo at all?
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

Hey water cooling forum,
I'm getting a MCP350 pump for my planned loop to go along with an EK Supreme HF CPU block and an EK 240 mm XTX. For a res, I'm stuck between getting a bay res, probably 2 bays, or this MCP350 pump top/res combo:
Ek Water Blocks EK-DDC X-RES 100 Custom Pump Top
Has anyone used this pump top/res combo at all?

I haven't, but that is the latest revision on that res. If I didn't purchase my ek bay spin. I would have definitely got that pump combo.
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How do you like your EK spin? I want an all EK loop just for the fun of it. Does it support mounting a pump directly to it?
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I'm still gathering parts for my loop. I'm in the same boat. So far i have everything ek. smile.gif. The spin Res does isn't capable of housing a pump like the others.
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I'm still gathering parts for my loop. I'm in the same boat. So far i have everything ek. smile.gif. The spin Res does isn't capable of housing a pump like the others.

Good to know, I'll probably stick with this pump-top then. Only problem is down the road if I add a GPU loop, but that's in the future lol
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think thats about all ek are missing in thier line up, a bayres that can take a pump
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think thats about all ek are missing in thier line up, a bayres that can take a pump

+1 to that.

My other idea was to get a Black Acetyl Spin Res, mount it in the middle 2 5.25" bays, and mount the pump in the bottom bay behind my 3.5" media card reader. Only downside is I wouldn't be able to access the fill hole.
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When adding this RES top to any DDC pump, make sure you keep the open-cell foam in there. Taking it out will enhance the pump noise to sound like a kitchen food blender. The open-cell foam prevents the coolant from generation a vortex swirl from the pump impeller. The EK, Swiftech, XSPC Alphacool, Bitspower and others either use the open-cell foam or a deflector method over the primary inlet to the DDC pump inside the RES top.
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