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post #11 of 38
With their ridiculous policy of not allowing their pumps to be taken apart, even just for cleaning or inspection or to replace an o-ring, much less allowing the use of a modified pump top without voiding their warranty, there's just no reason to ever buy a Swiftech pump seeing as you can get the exact same D5/DDC pump from another company, usually for cheaper, without the hidden clauses.
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

With their ridiculous policy of not allowing their pumps to be taken apart, even just for cleaning or inspection or to replace an o-ring, much less allowing the use of a modified pump top without voiding their warranty, there's just no reason to ever buy a Swiftech pump seeing as you can get the exact same D5/DDC pump from another company, usually for cheaper, without the hidden clauses.


100% this
Edited by Jakusonfire - 1/7/14 at 5:45pm
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Wait what? lol

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post #14 of 38
Quick question, how would swiftech know if you opened it up or not? I have a MCP655 and it didn't have obvious breakaway style stickers anywhere when I took mine apart. Oh well, given the D5's rep I don't think I'm going to need the warranty anyway.
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Quick question, how would swiftech know if you opened it up or not? I have a MCP655 and it didn't have obvious breakaway style stickers anywhere when I took mine apart. Oh well, given the D5's rep I don't think I'm going to need the warranty anyway.

I don't have one to check to see myself (I will not buy a Laing pump with a Swiftech label on it) but unless yours was from stock that was more than a couple years old, there have been many posts made here and elsewhere for a few years now confirming that Swiftech pumps do have a warranty void if removed sticker and many posts from people who have found out the hard way that Swiftech does not honor the warranty if they figure out the pump was opened &/or used with a modified pump top.

https://www.google.com/search?q=swiftech+pump+warranty+sticker
post #16 of 38
Back when I still had my D5, I don't remember there being a breakaway warranty sticker on it anywhere. And I did replace the stock top with an EK one. But that was 3 years ago when I bought it so it might have been before they were putting the stickers on them
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post #17 of 38
Ahhh okay that makes perfect sense. Yeah I didn't read through whole thread rolleyes.gif Was assuming from using a separated EK res not as a EK res for a top.

Them warranties though rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
  
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post #18 of 38
My Swiftech branded 655s are going on 6 years old at this point with no issues. I recently put them in a bitspower dual pump top as I combined my loops into 1 big loop and they had no such warranty stickers. /anecdote
post #19 of 38
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My Swiftech branded 655s are going on 6 years old at this point with no issues. I recently put them in a bitspower dual pump top as I combined my loops into 1 big loop and they had no such warranty stickers. /anecdote

As mentioned above, Swiftech changed their warranty policy on their pumps just a couple years ago.

FWIW here's Swiftech's rep discussing their warranty policy on their pumps recently ...
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What the warranty basically states is that if you use a third party housing you're basically voiding your warranty on our pump. The issue stems from manufacturers producing tops that cause the pump to operate outside of Laing's specified design parameters. Due to this we can't honor our warranty if the pump has been disassembled and used with a third party top.

Our own tops are a different story. We adhere very closely to Laing's specified design parameters and therefore use of our pumps with our own tops won't void your warranty. The exception to this is if the top is improperly installed. If you cross-thread the screws or end up cracking the top due to applying too much force, this will also void our warranty. If our top leaks though, that's on us. I won't have any problem issuing an RMA for a pump that leaked after one of our own tops was installed on it properly. In fact, I've done this a couple of times when we had a bad batch of MCP35X2 pump tops that didn't sit properly on the pumps.

I get why they did it, but not so sure their blame on other's pump tops isn't misplaced.

In any case it doesn't change the fact that you can buy the exact same Laing pumps from Aquacomputer, Alphacool, XSPC, Koolance, etc instead of Swiftech, often for less cost, and none of the others have any warranty issues with you disassembling the pump to inspect or clean it or using any pump top you want with it. Unless it's on sale for some ridiculous discount, there's just no good reason to buy a pump from Swiftech any more imho.
post #20 of 38
Since we're discussing pumps anyway. What would I have to upgrade to for more flow than dual 655 pumps anyway? I have both pumps at max speed and the water coming back into the res is but a tiny trickle. I'm running 4x360 swiftech rads, 2 ek 290 blocks, and a koolance 350 with about 9 feet of tubing. Temps are fine, but it just feels like there's not enough pressure in the system with this much resistance. The system is essentially passive at this point and only kicks on 4 fans when water temps hit 30c.
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