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best water cooling pump for under $100?

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Hi! I am new to the forum, and i have a question. i bought the larkooler isky water 300 from xoxide.com, and got it installed, and it worked great! very efficient cooling for my overclocked amd phenom ii x6@4.0 GHz. after having it going for about 3 months, the pump blew out. i need to find a replacement pump-resiviore for under 100 dollars. Any suggestions? PS- I have my graphics card on the same loop too.
post #2 of 17
You can't go wrong with D5 pumps. I'd suggest getting one with the RPM adjuster knob or even better with PWM speed control.
post #3 of 17
The pump blew after 3 months?

It is probably still under warranty, I would RMA it. Even if you choose to replace it you can still sell the RMA'd pump.
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I don't want to rma it, cuz it came with a whole kit, and i don't want to disassemble everything on it. got any links for the d5 pumps?
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those are good, but i need the pump-res combo. i found this: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsd5dubayrec.html Is this a good deal?
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Several people have had those res's leak at the seam at the top. I would not suggest that one. One of the clear one would be a better choice.
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if i don't fill it all the way will i be ok?
Edited by niky - 6/6/13 at 5:37pm
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The D5s screw into the reservoirs, so you can buy them separately if you wish.
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Originally Posted by niky View Post

if i don't fill it all the way will i be ok?

it wont matter. look at where the outlet port is:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1312088/xspc-dual-bay-d5-vinyl-reservoir-warping/10#post_19103603
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