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Hi there, I've gone about buying some watercooling parts and I was wondering if the pump actually is strong enough to pump through all these parts? I am aware of that such large radiators has low restricion, but better to be safe than sorry and ask here.

One 480 Coolgate radiator (60mm)
One 240 Coolgate radiator (60mm)
Two 680 EK Acetal+Nickel CSQ blocks
One EK Acetal+Nickel Supremacy
Tubing is 1/2" 5/8"

The pump itself is a MCP35X(PWM) with the MCP35X-res.

Thanks!
Edited by nordicsebba - 3/15/13 at 5:42am
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by nordicsebba View Post

Hi there, I've gone about buying some watercooling parts and I was wondering if the pump actually is strong enough to pump through all these parts? I am aware of that such large radiators has low restricion, but better to be safe than sorry and ask here.

One 480 Coolgate radiator (60mm)
One 240 Coolgate radiator (60mm)
Two 680 EK Acetal+Nickel CSQ blocks
One EK Acetal+Nickel Supremacy
Tubing is 1/2" 5/8"

The pump itself is a MCP35X with the MCP35X-res.

Thanks!

It should be OK, but I much prefer the Swiftech 655-B or PWM models instead.
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Originally Posted by HiTekJeff View Post

It should be OK, but I much prefer the Swiftech 655-B or PWM models instead.

It actually is the PWM model, sorry for not mentioning it.
post #4 of 10
The 35X is stronger that the D5 (MCP655), it will have no problems with running that loop.

Added to that is the PWM, you can turn it down when your computer is not on load for silence, then crank it up for performance when you go on load.

Plus as stock it comes with a high performance top with G1/4 ports rather than built in 1/2" barbs. Great pump, good choice.
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You have the best Laing pump you can get: PWM with the best performance pump top already installed from the factory! You have a lot of headroom before the pump becomes any type of bottleneck.

I would consider modifying the reservoir by sticking a piece of tubing in it (see Martins site) to greatly reduce noise and make bleeding far easier.
   
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You have the best Laing pump you can get: PWM with the best performance pump top already installed from the factory! You have a lot of headroom before the pump becomes any type of bottleneck.

I would consider modifying the reservoir by sticking a piece of tubing in it (see Martins site) to greatly reduce noise and make bleeding far easier.

Hi there, you couldn't link me to that reservoir mod project? I can't seem to find it.
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Just one question, how would you go on about filling the res when you have the inlet at the top?
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Depends how you have things setup. I have a QDC I use to fill the loop.
 
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I put a fill port in the top of my case.
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