Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › DDC VS D5 (stock vs custom top)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

DDC VS D5 (stock vs custom top)

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, so im kinda stuck. I have both a DDC and a D5 and Im running into some problems while deciding which one to use for my loop. I am going to be using 3/8x5/8 tubing so i can integrate the VRM block on my mobo. Since the D5 comes with 1/2" barbs, ill need a custom top to use it which will run me another $40-50. On the other hand, the DDC has 3/8" barbs, but since its loud and generates more heat and needs a custom top to perform better, ill need want a custom top for that as well.

Here's my options:
-Stock DDC
-D5 + custom top (expensive!)
-DDC with custom top (only $20 more, but performance/noise compared to d5 with custom top)

What should I do? Thanks!
Le Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 660ti FTW+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 520 Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm EK Supremacy Plexi Nickel Black Ice Extreme 2 240mm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Laing D5 vario pump Windows 8 Pro Planar SA2311w BenQ GW2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 EVGA NEX750G  Coolermaster HAF X Corsair Vengeance M60 
  hide details  
Reply
Le Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 660ti FTW+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 520 Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm EK Supremacy Plexi Nickel Black Ice Extreme 2 240mm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Laing D5 vario pump Windows 8 Pro Planar SA2311w BenQ GW2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 EVGA NEX750G  Coolermaster HAF X Corsair Vengeance M60 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
How important is noise-factor?

The DDC comes in a 10W version (aka MCP350) and 18W version (aka MCP355). The 355 suffers from a distinct whine, while the 350 is much quieter. Not as quiet as the D5 but still great.
Lian Li
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K 4.6GHz ASUS P67 EVO MSI R9 290 1100/1350 G. Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
500GB Samsung F3 1TB Hitatchi EK Supreme HF Aquacomputer Kryographics Block/Passive Backplate 
OSMonitorPowerCase
W7 Ultimate Gateway FHD2400 Seasonic X750 KM1 Lian Li V1000 
  hide details  
Reply
Lian Li
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K 4.6GHz ASUS P67 EVO MSI R9 290 1100/1350 G. Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
500GB Samsung F3 1TB Hitatchi EK Supreme HF Aquacomputer Kryographics Block/Passive Backplate 
OSMonitorPowerCase
W7 Ultimate Gateway FHD2400 Seasonic X750 KM1 Lian Li V1000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raul-7 View Post

How important is noise-factor?

The DDC comes in a 10W version (aka MCP350) and 18W version (aka MCP355). The 355 suffers from a distinct whine, while the 350 is much quieter. Not as quiet as the D5 but still great.

Noise performance would be nice but not a game killer. I have the MCP355.
Le Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 660ti FTW+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 520 Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm EK Supremacy Plexi Nickel Black Ice Extreme 2 240mm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Laing D5 vario pump Windows 8 Pro Planar SA2311w BenQ GW2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 EVGA NEX750G  Coolermaster HAF X Corsair Vengeance M60 
  hide details  
Reply
Le Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 660ti FTW+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 520 Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm EK Supremacy Plexi Nickel Black Ice Extreme 2 240mm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Laing D5 vario pump Windows 8 Pro Planar SA2311w BenQ GW2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 EVGA NEX750G  Coolermaster HAF X Corsair Vengeance M60 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
you could always get this it will let you use the fittings you want for only 7 bucks and since its so cheap to get that you could always try it yourself by cutting off the stock barbs and screwing in the fitting you want.
Edited by zerocool135 - 3/23/13 at 7:10pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H GeForce GTX 680  Crucial Ballistix Elite 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD30EZRX x2 Intel 520 SSD LG Bluray Burner WH12LS39 x2 Fully Liquid Cooled 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Pro Qnix QX2710 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 BF4 Edition Corsair AX760 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Switch 810 Gunmetal G700s Steelseries 4HD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H GeForce GTX 680  Crucial Ballistix Elite 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD30EZRX x2 Intel 520 SSD LG Bluray Burner WH12LS39 x2 Fully Liquid Cooled 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Pro Qnix QX2710 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 BF4 Edition Corsair AX760 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Switch 810 Gunmetal G700s Steelseries 4HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zerocool135 View Post

you could always get this it will let you use the fittings you want for only 7 bucks.

Whoa dude didnt know that existed. Thanks a bunch! +REP thumb.gif
Le Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 660ti FTW+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 520 Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm EK Supremacy Plexi Nickel Black Ice Extreme 2 240mm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Laing D5 vario pump Windows 8 Pro Planar SA2311w BenQ GW2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 EVGA NEX750G  Coolermaster HAF X Corsair Vengeance M60 
  hide details  
Reply
Le Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 660ti FTW+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 520 Series Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm EK Supremacy Plexi Nickel Black Ice Extreme 2 240mm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Laing D5 vario pump Windows 8 Pro Planar SA2311w BenQ GW2250 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 EVGA NEX750G  Coolermaster HAF X Corsair Vengeance M60 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › DDC VS D5 (stock vs custom top)