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Final pics to come smile.gif

thumb.gif Sick build, congrats. No. 1 Xb build..... so far imo. biggrin.gif
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thumb.gif Sick build, congrats. No. 1 Xb build..... so far imo. biggrin.gif

Thank you kind sir thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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USPS surprised me yesterday. They were actually ahead of schedule and delivered my cpu block and fittings yesterday. Now I'm just waiting on my acrylic tube, tap, and silicon cord to be delivered Monday and I still need to decide on a pump and reservoir and get that and the radiators ordered.
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I am trying to decide between these to pump/ res combos and I am new to custom loops so i don't know which would be best.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=38854
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=39012

As for the radiators I plan on going with the new EK-CoolStream radiators

 

Congrats :thumb:

 

I'd probly say go with the D5 if you can fit it. D5's have a better flowrate, are generally more reliable and quieter than DDC's. DDC  have better head pressure and are smaller, so can be better for small builds like the XB.

I woulda gone with Dual D5's instead of Triple DDC if i coulda fit em

    
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Awesome!! Bin a while since ive commented i love my XB biggrin.gif:D
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It keeps being said the D5 is quieter than a DDC, but the DDC I've got running in my temp build sat on EK anti-vibe mounts underneath a Frozenq 250mm reactor res is quieter than the D5 photon 170 res/pump combo I have for my XB main build.

I might have just got a well made DDC and a not so well built D5. Who knows? But it's enough for me to drop the D5 photon for another DDC for the main build. All I know is the DDC has been running just about non stop 24/7 for nearly a month, nigh on silently.

Both pumps are in their optimal positions with a the res of each sitting directly on top of the pumps.
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Congrats thumb.gif

I'd probly say go with the D5 if you can fit it. D5's have a better flowrate, are generally more reliable and quieter than DDC's. DDC  have better head pressure and are smaller, so can be better for small builds like the XB.
I woulda gone with Dual D5's instead of Triple DDC if i coulda fit em

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It keeps being said the D5 is quieter than a DDC, but the DDC I've got running in my temp build sat on EK anti-vibe mounts underneath a Frozenq 250mm reactor res is quieter than the D5 photon 170 res/pump combo I have for my XB main build.

I might have just got a well made DDC and a not so well built D5. Who knows? But it's enough for me to drop the D5 photon for another DDC for the main build. All I know is the DDC has been running just about non stop 24/7 for nearly a month, nigh on silently.

Both pumps are in their optimal positions with a the res of each sitting directly on top of the pumps.

Thanks for the input thumb.gif
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It keeps being said the D5 is quieter than a DDC, but the DDC I've got running in my temp build sat on EK anti-vibe mounts underneath a Frozenq 250mm reactor res is quieter than the D5 photon 170 res/pump combo I have for my XB main build.

I might have just got a well made DDC and a not so well built D5. Who knows? But it's enough for me to drop the D5 photon for another DDC for the main build. All I know is the DDC has been running just about non stop 24/7 for nearly a month, nigh on silently.

Both pumps are in their optimal positions with a the res of each sitting directly on top of the pumps.

 

You have your DDC on anti-vibration mounts. And your D5 screwed into a glass res with a steel mounting bracket. I'm not suprised the DDC is quieter. 

 

Also keep in mind that silence isn't the only thing that's better about D5's. DDC's, because of how small and powerful they are, generate alot of heat. D5's are more reliable because they only have one moving part and last longer (generally) than DDC's. If you Google "Dead DDC" you'll see pics of melted PCB's and housings, just from the pump running too hot for too long. It's also worth noting that all that heat is being dumped into your loop and chassis as well. 

 

Either pump can be the best pump for a particular situation. D5's are generally considered to be the best quality pump tho. 

    
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It keeps being said the D5 is quieter than a DDC, but the DDC I've got running in my temp build sat on EK anti-vibe mounts underneath a Frozenq 250mm reactor res is quieter than the D5 photon 170 res/pump combo I have for my XB main build.

I might have just got a well made DDC and a not so well built D5. Who knows? But it's enough for me to drop the D5 photon for another DDC for the main build. All I know is the DDC has been running just about non stop 24/7 for nearly a month, nigh on silently.

Both pumps are in their optimal positions with a the res of each sitting directly on top of the pumps.

how did you fit the photon 170 in there?
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how did you fit the photon 170 in there?

His xb is heavily modified, lots of acrylic, angled motherboard tray, tons of rad space.
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how did you fit the photon 170 in there?

I didn't, I hung it off the back. I had the frozenQ in there for a while, but it was only as a feature. I had an XSPC dual bay res feeding twin DDC pumps in the 5.25" bay as the primary pumps and res.



threw the UV strips in to see what it looked like 5 mins before it was ripped apart again for a rebuild. sadly the XB is still in bits awaiting inspiration.


So far inspiration has only got me this far, but I want to do something else. I just don't know what yet. rolleyes.gif

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