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So, I am doing a mini ITX build and I will be doing a single loop on a 120mm rad for my i5.
There will be a maximum of 2ft of tubing used.

So I need a SMALL pump. I really would love to get one with an embedded reservoir/top...like the XSPC reservoir pump attachment.

But what pump to get? Laing DDC (revision?)? Swiftech MCP350? MCP355?
Going from a 355 -> 350, there is a loss of 6-8 dBA of noise...pretty significant improvement methinks..
..BUT I lose half the head (20ft ->10ft) and half of the required power input (16W -> 8W). I don't think this is an issue, right?
Both have ~22 PSI and a 120 GPH flowrate.

And this is all compared to the 24W, 317GPH, 50 PSI, ~34 dBA...

Also very interesting!: http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCP35X-12V-DC-Pump-pr-4750.html

Any recommendations/info to help me out?
Thanks! And REPS
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i have a mcp655-b and i cant hear it over hardrives when i first got it i wonderd if it even worked cause it was so quiet.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14981/ex-pmp-182/Alphacool_DC-LT_Ceramic_12V_DC_Pump_Plexi_Top_Reservoir_-_Installed.html?tl=g30c107s152#blank

if you are looking for small and quiet that is one option. thumb.gif

something to keep in mind though: almost all pumps will be loud if mounted poorly. they must be isolated from the case by rubber or foam. even the highest power pumps can be mounted so they are quiet.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

i have a mcp655-b and i cant hear it over hardrives when i first got it i wonderd if it even worked cause it was so quiet.
Good info. I have two of those and they sort of get drowned out by my rad fans on my current build. But those fans are pushing like 40 dBa so......
Anyways, its too big for what I need it.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14981/ex-pmp-182/Alphacool_DC-LT_Ceramic_12V_DC_Pump_Plexi_Top_Reservoir_-_Installed.html?tl=g30c107s152#blank
if you are looking for small and quiet that is one option. thumb.gif
something to keep in mind though: almost all pumps will be loud if mounted poorly. they must be isolated from the case by rubber or foam. even the highest power pumps can be mounted so they are quiet.

Yeah, mounting is important. Don't you worry, I've got a plan.
But man, that alphacool looks almost TOO small. Haha.
I am more and more considering the MCP35X with top... Seems to be some of the latest pump tech.
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REP + to all of you,
More tech info on that alphacool would be nice.
Lol, the danner looks brutal.
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they make tops for the mcp655 im not sure if any would work for your build tho. i have my mcp655-b in a xspc resbay so i guess that makes it even more quet when my fans at like 400rpms i cant hear it i have to touch the bay to feel a very light vibaration.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bid5modtop.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekxforla.html
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mcp35x + top sounds perfect you could control the speed via a speedfan or whatever your mobo offers and turn it down to 2000rpm and you can't hear it at all, well at least if you don't have superhuman hearing and crank it up to 4500rpm when you really need it.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

they make tops for the mcp655 im not sure if any would work for your build tho. i have my mcp655-b in a xspc resbay so i guess that makes it even more quet when my fans at like 400rpms i cant hear it i have to touch the bay to feel a very light vibaration.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bid5modtop.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekxforla.html
Yeah, the mcp655 / laing d5 is too big for my needs.
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mcp35x + top sounds perfect you could control the speed via a speedfan or whatever your mobo offers and turn it down to 2000rpm and you can't hear it at all, well at least if you don't have superhuman hearing and crank it up to 4500rpm when you really need it.

Yeah man, exactly.
Martin's test: http://youtu.be/VyUlOw_nqjo
At about 75% with PWM it seems pretty damn quiet.

REP +++
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