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Why so complicated - get a D5 with an integrated controller and USB wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Shoggy View Post

Why so complicated - get a D5 with an integrated controller and USB wink.gif
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I have repaired pumps for people before,always DDC's and always with burnt out PCB's.
Never had a D5 once.....

They are hot,noisy and prone to fail,that sums them up really.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post

My pump guide has a lot of information about what your loop requires.
For your particular case, I would really suggest the MCP35X. It's an extremely powerful pump (stronger than the 655 or 355) and (if properly configured) is deadly silent. Split the PWM signal from the motherboard between the pump and a fan controller like the Rheosmart PCI and you can have your fans automatically controlled as well.

Thanks for the heads up, i shall have a look at it as soon as my coffee is ready (just got into the office thumb.gif ),

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Why so complicated - get a D5 with an integrated controller and USB wink.gif
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Morning mate (you should know who i am, we spoke recently about an aquaero via e mail biggrin.gif)
Your D5 is one of the first pumps i looked at (apart from the obvious attributes of a D5), it would mean that i would be able to use the software that has served me so well with my Aquastream

-i agree that its very easy to control everything BUT-i cant use a bitspower mod kit on it (again, purists, shhhhh!) smile.gif

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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

I have repaired pumps for people before,always DDC's and always with burnt out PCB's.
Never had a D5 once.....
They are hot,noisy and prone to fail,that sums them up really.

I have done some more research recently (read articles/watched vids) and i have to agree with B Neg, it seems that heat problems are a common factor with the 'little guys' (DDC pumps)-heat leads to burnt out PCBs-great prices though, but price isnt a factor when buying an integral part of ones loop wink.gif
Edited by kkorky - 10/18/12 at 1:37am
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*sigh* again i messed up (too early in the day-need coffee!! )Mod please delete-thanks
Edited by kkorky - 10/18/12 at 2:13am
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The interest in the D5 has not slacked off a bit.While pricing my bare bones model I had a chance to look and see just how many modifications there are for the D5,impressive.What is it the keeps an older design in the running,perhaps the fact that the design while older is pretty much flawless? While speaking with Sidewinder it was related that sales for the D5 are still strong
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I am a big fan of the MCP35X, and it's my go-to choice regardless of the loop as the PWM control will keep it adjusted perfectly simply via the BIOS, and it has significantly more pressure than a D5. You don't have to spend any money on mod kits, and $12 gets you an 80x80x15mm finned heatsink with stands that canhave a 80x15mm fan mounted ddirectly to it. It is also quite unique in that it actually runs better with restrictions in the loop than without, while the D5 variantswill start to choke once yyou get to a certainpointt yet an MCP35X will power through.
   
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The interest in the D5 has not slacked off a bit.While pricing my bare bones model I had a chance to look and see just how many modifications there are for the D5,impressive.What is it the keeps an older design in the running,perhaps the fact that the design while older is pretty much flawless? While speaking with Sidewinder it was related that sales for the D5 are still strong

The D5 just needs a larger impelled,the actual pump is way ahead of the DDC in terms of actual flow.
DDCs are good in restrictive loops but the death rate is too much.
Also the unsealed design is, quite frankly,poor. O-ring fail? Any kind of leak in the pump housing? Pump dead instantly....
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post #18 of 20
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The D5 just needs a larger impelled,the actual pump is way ahead of the DDC in terms of actual flow.
DDCs are good in restrictive loops but the death rate is too much.
Also the unsealed design is, quite frankly,poor. O-ring fail? Any kind of leak in the pump housing? Pump dead instantly....

Who is it Gary from Sidewinder? I was talking about a D5 (really a 655) that I recieved that went belly up after about 45 seconds of operation.His reply was that my failure was very much unchacteristic of the D5.They are running neck and neck with the 35x in terms of units sold.It seems to be only a matter of time until the 35x dominates,for good or bad as all the good press is going its way.
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I have Had my D5 for about 5 Years its made it through 4 WC PC's and a Custom Fountain. I don't buy from any person but, go through Laning direct. I would Recommend a D5 any day over any other pump unless you need a slim pump which they also make little more noisy but still performs gorgeously
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My pump guide has a lot of information about what your loop requires.
For your particular case, I would really suggest the MCP35X. It's an extremely powerful pump (stronger than the 655 or 355) and (if properly configured) is deadly silent. Split the PWM signal from the motherboard between the pump and a fan controller like the Rheosmart PCI and you can have your fans automatically controlled as well.

Sorry for my lack of knowledge on this but why would you need to split the pwm signal?
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