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I'm currently in the market for a new pump as I'm pretty sure my old one is dying. I currently have an MCP655 vario and is has served me flawlessly for the past three years. I'm not sure if I should get another D5 or switch to a different pump. I am interested in the new(-ish) Koolance PMP500 but I've heard that it runs pretty loud in comparison to the D5 and DDC pumps. I guess I really don't need a variable speed pump since in the three years I've had the D5 Vario, I only change pump speed maybe 2-3 times. I do have a Lamptron FC Touch that is 30W per channel so I could probably put the pump alone on a single channel if I wanted speed control. I'll be running a CPU block, two GPU block, a Thermochill PA120.4 and a Black Ice GTX480, possibly two reservoirs, and probably around 10 feet of tubing. It will all be installed in a desk case, similar to the L3pD3sk, so everything will be about even height wise. Pump will be maybe 6"-8" lower than the rest of the system so not too much lift height.
Suggestions, opinions, personal experience anecdotes are all helpful. Thanks in advance thumb.gif
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I would say either the MCP35X or the PMP500 for the head pressure, as it sounds likeyyou would benefit from that more than high flow/lower pressure. Personally I didn't think that the PWM function of the 35X would be something that I'd use, but after having a number of them in different loops, I can't imagine NOT having the ability. The benefit to me is silence during normal use, and depending on how the PWM curve is setup, only increasing in speed along with fans, essentially making it inaudible.
   
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After reading the Martin's review and watching the videos on the PMP-500 I've pretty much ruled it out due to the high noise. The leaning heavily toward the PMP-450S (D5 Strong) or the MCP35X, with the PMP-450 Vario in a close second. Head pressure really doesn't vary too much between the three so I think any of the three would be a good option
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i have both the d5 strong and mcp35x. both are really good, but i still prefer the d5 strong due to being quieter even @ 24v. downside is that all that heat in going into your loop. if you are going to run the d5 strong at 24v, make sure u put some thick foam padding wherever u mount it cuz it'll vibrate like a mugg.
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i have both the d5 strong and mcp35x. both are really good, but i still prefer the d5 strong due to being quieter even @ 24v. downside is that all that heat in going into your loop. if you are going to run the d5 strong at 24v, make sure u put some thick foam padding wherever u mount it cuz it'll vibrate like a mugg.
Exactly the info I was looking for. Thank you!
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