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I'm looking at a reservoir for the Swiftech MCP35x PWM.
There seem to be good professional reviews of this pump res top, but horrible customer reviews. Does anyone have experience with this specific res and what would be the best looking but most cost effective reservoir for an MCP35x?
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I'm looking at a reservoir for the Swiftech MCP35x PWM.
There seem to be good professional reviews of this pump res top, but horrible customer reviews. Does anyone have experience with this specific res and what would be the best looking but most cost effective reservoir for an MCP35x?

I'm not sure where you heard good reviews from it, but pump tops on the MCP35x don't matter... in the slightest.....



They used to be a big deal because older DDC pumps had poorly designed inlets, as shown in this pic.




Best looking/cost effective would probably just be a 3rd party cylindrical reservoir with a tube running down to the pump inlet.

Don't get a res if it has a bad reputation for cracking... Parts that are known for leaking are the last thing you want around a computer...
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My bad. For clarification, I meant a reservoir top.
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My bad. For clarification, I meant a reservoir top.

I know what you meant, and there REALLY isn't a point to a reservoir top. They're important for SOME pumps because they can provide a notable performance increase. With the DDC pumps, that is the PMP400, MCP350, MCP355, and the MCP35x, they really don't have any benefit other than aesthetics.

If, however, you are looking for a pump top reservoir for aesthetic reasons then any DDC pump top res should work, as they're all designed for the Laing DDC pumps. It will not be price friendly though, most of those after market pump top reservoirs get expensive fast. For the /best/ pump top res the Aqualis reservoirs with a DDC adapter are really nice.


For the best aesthetics/price you will just want to get a tube reservoir and run a tube down to your pump though.
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Alright, thank you.
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For me it is a matter of space, loop simplification and less fittings and tubing.

I choose the XSPC Res Top. But even smaller profile tops exist. The top does matter but you have the best performing top available. You can sell it and recoup some of your money for whatever res-top you purchase. I think bitspower makes the smallest res-top for the DDC pumps. The swiftech isn't a res top it is just a res that goes on your existing top but I am sure you already know this.
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