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Best DDC Dual Top?

Poll Results: Which Dual Top should i get?

 
  • 37% (3)
    XSPC Dual Acrylic Top
  • 12% (1)
    Aquacomputer Aquacover Dual Top
  • 25% (2)
    Watercool Dual DDC-Case LT Acryl Top
  • 25% (2)
    Swiftech MCP35X2BK Dual Top
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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys...i just received my second DDC-1T from maverick which i won on his freebie and just because i had also bought another one from him i wanna get a dual top so that i can add that second pump on my loop to give it more power. I think it will have a lot better results as my current loop is very long because the 480 rad is outside my case mounted on the wall next to my case. So i did a little bit of research on the dual tops like i did with my single top and i can't seem to decide this time.

The single top i bought was the XSPC Acetal DDC Top that i read many good reviews about this specific model and the Acrylic one and i really liked the Acetal more cause i heard its more durable than the Acrylic one(starts to crack after screwing/unscrewing the barbs/fittings) and it looked more sleek. The problem is i couldnt find a Dual Acetal Top from XSPC just the Acrylic one and i read that its not that good as the single one in terms of performance.

Overall i want something that will have the best performance for my loop and also affordable. So according to my budget(for a pump top) i concluded to those following tops and i would like to listen to your opinion on them in terms of looks and performance.


This is totally out of my budget but it looks badass and i would like to also read your opinions about it as well..Is it worth that ammount of money? If its by far the very best thing i can get in terms of performance with a big difference from the rest i can wait up a bit until i get some more money..
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post #2 of 12
You could always buy another XSPC DDC POM/Acetal Top then join them together with fittings or an extra pair of fittings and some tubing. Edit: That may or might not get you the exact same performance as a dual top depending on the configuration.

The Aquacomputer and Watercool Dual DDC tops should be good performance wise and slightly better performance with the XSPC or Swiftech. The XSPC Dual DDC Acrylic top has an extra vulnerabilities in it's design being the small piece of acrylic glued into place between the two pumps on the side of the top. I have seen a few cases of this being dislodged under use. However, the Aquacomputer and Watercool has theirs under the top-plate, which is screwed into place and sealed with an o-ring. The Swiftech has theirs under a smallish cover made of POM/Acetal, and is also screwed into place and sealed with an o-ring.

My vote would go for the Swiftech. However, if the slight performance difference is not enough to warrant $5-20 more go with the Aquacomputer or Watercool. thumb.gif
Edited by Falknir - 10/6/12 at 4:42am
    
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I read some more reviews reffering to the Aquacomputer and the Watercool one. It seems that the Aquacomputer one has a flaw which is located on the threads of the fittings or seal plugs which as the (_) shape..i read this on another thread here on OCN and after i read it i carefully saw the pictures and realised its true. This may have an impact in pressure or something as others reffer it as a flaw? I also saw the graphs and even though u say that the XSPC has a weak point on the glued piece of acrylic (Which i can't understand where it is, as i don't see it and only pictures on the internet show the top part and not the bottom) it also has the best performance (Litres/hour) with the other 2 (Aquacomputer/Watercool) and also the same noise levels as the other two...I haven't seen any legit reviews for the Swiftech as its probably new in the market...

PS: I really don't wanna get another single top cause my case is mid-tower in size so i will have problems with space, i only use bitspower fittings that will greatly increase the cost and i also have to buy more tubing...this will be a lot more expensive and as i said i have a low budget tongue.gif
Edited by Heartl3ss - 10/6/12 at 6:04am
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post #4 of 12
The XSPC's glued piece of acrylic is on side between the G1/4 threads, but it does have good performance. wink.gif I remember the AC top had a few reported issues with some short-length threads on some fittings long ago on the top-inlet and top-outlet. If you are interested, you could also contact Shoggy about the Aquacomputer top and see if those problems still exist.
    
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Falknir View Post

The XSPC's glued piece of acrylic is on side between the G1/4 threads, but it does have good performance. wink.gif I remember the AC top had a few reported issues with some short-length threads on some fittings long ago on the top-inlet and top-outlet. If you are interested, you could also contact Shoggy about the Aquacomputer top and see if those problems still exist.

thanks for the info! great help! wink.gif
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Not bad...looks ok but i can't understand why was it neccesary to have this big hole around the inlet fittings thread....i can't also seem to find any shops in europe that actually sell it or have it in stock. If i buy it directly from the EK store it will cost my all around 56 euros including shipping which is almost the same price for the Swiftech top that looks better...i dont know which was more usefull accesories though..
Edited by Heartl3ss - 10/7/12 at 1:42am
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heartl3ss View Post

Not bad...looks ok but i can't understand why was it neccesary to have this big hole around the inlet fittings thread....i can't also seem to find any shops in europe that actually sell it or have it in stock. If i buy it directly from the EK store it will cost my all around 56 euros including shipping which is almost the same price for the Swiftech top that looks better...i dont know which was more usefull accesories though..
So you can screw the reservoir directly onto the pump top.
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So you can screw the reservoir directly onto the pump top.

Do i HAVE to buy the reservoir for it to work or it can also work without it? Any legit reviews on that top?
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No, you can mount:

a) fitting
b) reservoir tube (EK-Multioption RES series)

Review: http://skinneelabs.com/ddc_ek-dual-v2/
    
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