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Pump/Reservoir Combo Vs Aftermarket Top And Seperate Res.

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I am in the process of picking out parts for my new build and I am wondering if there is a flow difference between lets say a D5 pump and res combo like a XSPC photon 270 or Thermaltakes Pacifc line vs a seperate D5 with aftermarket top and a seperate resservoir or if it just comes to looks.
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From my understanding the only real difference is that it is a more compact design and it may be slightly easier to prevent the pump from running dry if you are testing something but besides that their really isn't much of a difference at all. If you go for a separate approach then you have the ability to hide the d5 pump somewhere in the case.
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No flow difference that will ever be noticed with the "naked eye". Combos do have the advantage of the pump priming a little easier but mostly its for aesthetics or space saving reasons.
 
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