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Theseekeroffun. I may be completley wrong here and you'll have no idea what i am talking about, but was it you that was doing a freaking awsome watercooling build using johnnie Walker blue bottles? If it was i sad to see it unfinished, but man what an amazing concept.
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It doesnt compare because it is not in the same price category. I mean yeah it is beautiful but you are paying for it.

True, it's in a category all by itself and in this case, you get what you pay for.
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post #13 of 27
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True, it's in a category all by itself and in this case, you get what you pay for.

Correct! wink.gif
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post #14 of 27
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I love the res. I noticed it came with the alphacool pump. How does it compare with the swiftech?
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post #15 of 27
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Theseekeroffun. I may be completley wrong here and you'll have no idea what i am talking about, but was it you that was doing a freaking awsome watercooling build using johnnie Walker blue bottles? If it was i sad to see it unfinished, but man what an amazing concept.

You are correct, I used JW blue and gold bottles. It actually worked very well, but doing the entire theme became too much of a headache in a big case. I am actually planning to do it over in a smaller case and give the impression of a bar shelf behind glass. The reservoirs are finished and I will be making the case myself. I am currently building a SR-2 rig so it will be a while before I focus on it. Thanks for remembering. smile.gif
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post #16 of 27
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I love the res. I noticed it came with the alphacool pump. How does it compare with the swiftech?

All D5's are basically the same pump. One note regarding Swiftech, unless something has changed, once you remove the top, you void the warranty. I am currently using an Alphacool D5 and works great.
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post #17 of 27
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if i went with the aqualis combo, the setup would look like this. Aqualis combo out > bottom 480 rad in > 480 rad out > drain port > (behind case) up to top 480 rad in > 480 rad out > cpu in > cpu out > gpu in > gpu out > aqualis combo in. Sound good? Since i use the in port last on the aqualis, would i get the water fall effect? I think its really cool and i am interested in it
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post #18 of 27
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if i went with the aqualis combo, the setup would look like this. Aqualis combo out > bottom 480 rad in > 480 rad out > drain port > (behind case) up to top 480 rad in > 480 rad out > cpu in > cpu out > gpu in > gpu out > aqualis combo in. Sound good? Since i use the in port last on the aqualis, would i get the water fall effect? I think its really cool and i am interested in it

You have to connect your flow into the lower center connection to get the waterfall effect. Don't worry about loop order, you reach equilibrium, so loop order doesn't matter. However, try to mount your pump in the lowest part of the case, it will make filling and bleeding easier. I also put my pump before my res, but that's just me. Shoot me a PM if you need any help. I have an early ride in the morning and I need to hit the rack.
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post #19 of 27
The Aquacomputer / Aqualis pump tops look nice to some but for a pump top to perform worse than the super cheap standard unit is a bit ridiculous. They also still haven't bothered with dual D5 pump top so very large builds are forced to go dual loop.

I guess its because over all their stuff is designed for low flow rates, unfortunately just about every other modern brand is designed for higher flow rates.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 10/5/13 at 8:55pm
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post #20 of 27
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Is just the one pump enough for 2 480 rads a cpu and gpu loop?
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