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its a good block but not one of the best..

it would go silver(pure)>copper(pure)>copper(common)>gold(pure.. haha)>Aluminium>Kalium..etc

i doubt that a 50$ block is from silver and since it is white and u cannot see the heatsink side..i´m not sure what it is..
best way would be to go for a pure copper block.. silver blocks are around 200$ and more :/
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its a good block but not one of the best..

it would go silver(pure)>copper(pure)>copper(common)>gold(pure.. haha)>Aluminium>Kalium..etc

i doubt that a 50$ block is from silver and since it is white and u cannot see the heatsink side..i´m not sure what it is..
best way would be to go for a pure copper block.. silver blocks are around 200$ and more :/
Well what is a better block than the raystorm then?
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The Raystorm is an awesome block for the price and should be all you need unless you are going for some crazy overclocks. I have one in my 24/7 folding rig with a 2500k at 4.9GHz with 1.49v and temps stay around 65C. Temps could probably be better but I only have a 240RS rad.
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http://www.hardwaremax.net/wasserkuehlung/wasser-kuehler/422-test-xspc-raystorm-full-copper.html.html?start=3

full copper version is better by one degree and costs double biggrin.gif
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ive done a little researching, your choice is still good.. sry for spreading my unsureness here :/

just another benching site without the raystorm
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f137/user-review-18-wasserkuehler-im-performancetest-simulationen-update-10-01-10-a-626053.html

so.. l guess for 50bucks thats a prittey good deal!
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bay res is not hard to bleed but can be difficult to fill, requiring you to leave extra length on the tubes going to the res so you can slide it out enough to get at the fill plug.

You could also consider one of these ek res tops. prettys up the pump at the same time, so you dont have to get a dress up kit or hide your pump.

You can also get different lengths for the res tube. The one linked comes with a variable speed pump which is why it's expensive. If you already ordered the pump, you can just buy the res-top by itself. here's a link- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14133/ex-res-301/EK_D5_X-Res_Top_140_Pump_Top_Reservoir_Combo_w_Alphacool_VPP655_Variable_Speed_Pump_Installed.html
So I was thinking about getting a reservoir that attaches to the pump like the EK one, just a quick question about that.

Is there no difference if the res is attached to the pump or not sound wise? I am really just wondering about the quite factor here.
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http://www.hardwaremax.net/wasserkuehlung/wasser-kuehler/422-test-xspc-raystorm-full-copper.html.html?start=3

full copper version is better by one degree and costs double biggrin.gif
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http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f137/user-review-18-wasserkuehler-im-performancetest-simulationen-update-10-01-10-a-626053.html

so.. l guess for 50bucks thats a prittey good deal!
Haha yea I saw that. Didn't think it was worth an extra $50 for 1 degree.wink.gif
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So I was thinking about getting a reservoir that attaches to the pump like the EK one, just a quick question about that.
Is there no difference if the res is attached to the pump or not sound wise? I am really just wondering about the quite factor here.

The res being attahed doesn't make it any louder afaik.
You just have to isolate the pump from the case so you do not amplify the vibrations that the pump makes. It's actually really quiet, I can't hear mine over the fans which are pretty quiet, but there are 10 of them haha. but when leak testing, I didn't have any fans hooked up and could barely hear the pump once the loop was bled free of air bubbles.

The mounting bracket comes with some dense foam to isolate sound/vibrations. You could get some softer foam like the 'shoggy sandwich' or make your own from some mouse pad or sound proofing material or similar.

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So I was thinking about getting a reservoir that attaches to the pump like the EK one, just a quick question about that.
Is there no difference if the res is attached to the pump or not sound wise? I am really just wondering about the quite factor here.

The res being attahed doesn't make it any louder afaik.
You just have to isolate the pump from the case so you do not amplify the vibrations that the pump makes. It's actually really quiet, I can't hear mine over the fans which are pretty quiet, but there are 10 of them haha. but when leak testing, I didn't have any fans hooked up and could barely hear the pump once the loop was bled free of air bubbles.

The mounting bracket comes with some dense foam to isolate sound/vibrations. You could get some softer foam like the 'shoggy sandwich' or make your own from some mouse pad or sound proofing material or similar.

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That is awesome then! I really like the EK res attached to the pump combo, especially because the standalone EK reservoirs have ugly threads showing.

Is there any difference between the Alphacool VPP655 and the Swiftech MCP655? They both seem to be variable D5s to me, but the Swiftech is $15 more expensive on frozencpu?
Edited by Lettuceman - 5/11/12 at 4:57am
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same pump, re-branded under other names also. the only difference between d5's is variable speed or not.
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same pump, re-branded under other names also. the only difference between d5's is variable speed or not.
Thanks, that is what I thought!thumb.gif


Ah one more question. Does res size matter?
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