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hi all, looking to cool a intel i5 3570k at 4.4ghz with an oc'd 780 classified, i'm going to be getting a 360 rad for them but wonder what i should go with pump wise. i'm looking at the 360 kit from ek but the pump is only 400lph which seems low to me as compared to the alphacool or xspc which both offer around 1100lph. any thoughts or suggestions are welcome thanks!
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The pump ratings you quote (400 lph, 1100 lph) have nothing to do with how they will perform, they don't take into account how much back pressure the pump will see.

Go to Martin's Liquid Lab read this: Pump Planning Guide
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

The pump ratings you quote (400 lph, 1100 lph) have nothing to do with how they will perform, they don't take into account how much back pressure the pump will see.

Go to Martin's Liquid Lab read this: Pump Planning Guide

Or the quality of the pump itself.
    
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post #4 of 6
I'm a big fan of the D5 type pumps. Power, reliability, and silence.
But for only 2 blocks, most pumps will do. I bet your pump will work just fine. Of it doesn't, upgrade it to a D5 with speed control to dial it down for silence.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18965/ex-wat-250/EK_L360_Complete_Triple_120mm_Liquid_Cooling_Kit_EK-KIT_L360.html?tl=g57c607s1949 this is what i am looking at, although i'm also looking at the ax360 kit from xspc (d5 vario bay version) as well as the alphacool nexxxos ut60 kit) i like this kit for it's price and ek seems to be well respected, i have an nzxt phantom 820 case so i've only got 60mm up top to play with....... honestly i'm lost on what kit, they all seem to have strengths and weaknesses!
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Originally Posted by misfitkid86 View Post

i like this kit for it's price and ek seems to be well respected,...... honestly i'm lost on what kit, they all seem to have strengths and weaknesses!

Your choice should be based on how much heat your stuff will generate and how much heat the WCing will remove.
If you don't know that, it's like trying to pick out shoes by only looking at the box they come in.
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