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So the pump in my computer is getting pretty old and it's well past the the life time hr's. So the temps have been slowly but surely climbing as I watch the pumps slow down. As a result i just had to remove all my over clocking to get my temps back to a reasonable level.

As such I figured it would be a good time to upgrade my water loop. So I've begun planning out what to get. I've already decided on replacing the CPU water block with a XSPC Raystorm and my 360 radiator with a Phobya XTREME NOVA 1080 radiator with the 4x 180mm fan grill. The reason behind the massive rad is i'm planning on putting 2 GPU's on it and maybe a north bridge cooler. AS well as a couple no spill quick disconnects.

I'm currently stumped on what to do for pump and reservoir. My current res is a old school Danger Den Monsoon D5. I am looking at replacing it as the inside plate popped off during my last rebuild (entirely my fault. I wasn't paying attention and grabbed a fitting who's threads were to long). I did manage to repair it with some by fusing the piece together, but i know it's not perfectly tight and is affect the flow rates some.

So i'm looking to get some opinions on pumps(the D5 vs DDC vs misc debate) and why. Along with a reservoir. I'm currently leaning towards the new style Monsoon, but at the same time. I do miss my bays.
post #2 of 9
I guess it will depend on the reservoir more. Seems like there are more aftermarket mods for the D5 along with more reservoir tops/combos. I think the only bay res that will use a ddc is the Swiftec Malestrom. IF I'm not mistaken, which I entirely can be as I have not looked into bay res very much.
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I guess it will depend on the reservoir more. Seems like there are more aftermarket mods for the D5 along with more reservoir tops/combos. I think the only bay res that will use a ddc is the Swiftec Malestrom. IF I'm not mistaken, which I entirely can be as I have not looked into bay res very much.

The Monsson also has a DDC pump back. Yet another reason why i'm asking. lol
post #4 of 9
AFAIK the ddc will give you more head pressure, and the D5 will give you more flow.

Also the DDC aka mcp35x is PWM, but there is also a PWM D5 now too. If I recall corrrectly.
post #5 of 9
Are you only considering a bay-res? It would be helpful if you can post a pic of your setup.
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Are you only considering a bay-res? It would be helpful if you can post a pic of your setup.

At the moment nothing is really off the table. I'm not near my computer at the moment and i don't have any current pics uploaded, but this vid is actually really close to my current setup (i just don't have the flow meter in it and different barbs).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJaSGyFn618

I'm also in the middle of a custom acrylic case project with a similar design as the Ascension CYO case from mountain mods.
Edited by Pyromanci - 7/29/13 at 9:58am
post #7 of 9
Both the D5 and MCP35X pumps have a rated lifespan of about 6 years running 24/7. If you're seeing a decrease in flow rates, I would think to look at cleaning out your blocks before pinning it on the pump.
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Both the D5 and MCP35X pumps have a rated lifespan of about 6 years running 24/7. If you're seeing a decrease in flow rates, I would think to look at cleaning out your blocks before pinning it on the pump.

This has already been done.

Plus I purchased this pump back in in the middle of 2006 and my computers (this pump has been reused in couple builds now) have not been powered off for more then a couple days total in that time.
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This has already been done.

Plus I purchased this pump back in in the middle of 2006 and my computers (this pump has been reused in couple builds now) have not been powered off for more then a couple days total in that time.

That's some good running life for the pump getting 7 years.

My DDC-1T has been going strong since 2003 with very little down-time. To keep the pump happy, I have a little Propylene Glycol in the coolant mix. This keeps the DDC impeller to the white ceramic ball lubricated for good flow and run time. So, if you get another pump like a Laing, try a little PG in the loop. About 10% mix in the distilled water.
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