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My next build will be in a CaseLabs M8. I already have 2 D5 pumps, so will be using those. I'm not sure yet if it will be dual loops or single loop with pumps in series.

Initially the cooling will be for a Koolance 360 on a 2600k and Heatkiller full cover block on a GTX570.
I have 2 XSPC RX240s and 2 RX120s already so will use 1, 2 or 3 of those and probably buy a 360 of some sort as well. All a bit vague 'til the case gets here next week and i get to spend some quality time fiddling with it.
I want more rad installed than it will really need, to allow for future additions/upgrades.

I have a Koolance RP450X2, an early version, in a dual loop setup. It was a dissapointing purchase because one side of it just didn't want to pump no matter how much I fiddled and cussed. After much trying I ended up with 1 D5 in the res and 1 mounted separately, utilising the other inlet and outlet from the res. Even then I had to prime the pump and slightly pressurize the res to get it pumping. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

So that res is not going in my nice new M8.
I like the res mounted pumps idea for its tidiness and good use of space. Provided it works.
I see this new version and it seems a lot better concept to me in terms of inlet and outlet placement being all well below the water level.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_660&products_id=33234
Has anyone here got this new version in use? Or can offer any 1st hand knowledge or experience with it?
After the last one I'm reluctant to just buy it and see....

I'm open to advise and recomendations from those who have done it themselves on how best to setup 2 D5s in this M8. Bay res, tube res, a dual pump top of some sort, 2 loops, single loop?
I've pored over buildlogs and pics and threads until my mind went fuzzy. I can see the options, but it would be good if I could get some recomendations and explanations for why, from those who have the experience.

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