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Hey there, I am needing a pump(s) recommendation. My loop is going to have 3 blocks and 3 triple rads (3x360). I know it's overkill but I'm planning on running low speed fans for silence.

Can someone recommend the best pump for me (strong enough but quiet), and do I need two pumps for this many blocks and rads? Thanks in advance.
 
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Two pumps would not be necessary, but would serve as a fail safe if one of the pumps went bad. But if you go with something like a D5, they are very reliable.
D5 is a beast pump, runs very quiet at full speed from what I experienced when I owned a Koolance PMP450S.

I'm currently using a Swiftech MCP35X. I love it's compact size, and it too is very powerful. I've got two rads and two blocks, and I never run the pump at 100%. It's just not needed. I also like being able to plug the 4 pin from the 35X into my motherboard, and the speed is controlled via the motherboard header. I will say the MCP35X has been louder in my experience than the D5 when it's running at 100%.
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Two pumps would not be necessary, but would serve as a fail safe if one of the pumps went bad. But if you go with something like a D5, they are very reliable.
D5 is a beast pump, runs very quiet at full speed from what I experienced when I owned a Koolance PMP450S.

I'm currently using a Swiftech MCP35X. I love it's compact size, and it too is very powerful. I've got two rads and two blocks, and I never run the pump at 100%. It's just not needed. I also like being able to plug the 4 pin from the 35X into my motherboard, and the speed is controlled via the motherboard header. I will say the MCP35X has been louder in my experience than the D5 when it's running at 100%.

I would like to run quiet so my thought was that if I got two pumps then they could both run at low speed and give me the flow I need while remaining quiet. Am I thinking right?

Or I guess I could run two loops (1x360 for CPU, 2x360 for GPU) or something. But I was thinking in terms of a single loop.
 
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GT AP-15s (Black) Tecnofront Nano (Black) HP ZR30w (2560x1600) Filco Majestouch II (Browns) 
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I would like to run quiet so my thought was that if I got two pumps then they could both run at low speed and give me the flow I need while remaining quiet. Am I thinking right?

Or I guess I could run two loops (1x360 for CPU, 2x360 for GPU) or something. But I was thinking in terms of a single loop.

Yea you're thinking right for sure. Two D5's running to together at a low speed would be ultra quiet yet provide great flow. I would stick to a single loop, dual loops rarely turn out clean.

EDIT: Reminds me - I always wanted to run one of these tops in my old Switch build, from Bitspower.

But that top, plus two pumps, plus two mod kits just was too much for me.
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