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Which version do you like more? The mobo I'm getting will have a pump header, but I feel like it is going to make me ramp up the speed as temps go up.  So for that reason I feel like the vario would be best.  Also, if the vario is the best option, when speed do you run the pump at? I would assume 3 or 4, depending on the noise level.

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I run two varios at one, with three blocks, a 360, and a 240.
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Obviously Vario is superior to PWM (especially during bleeding). Direct control is always better than doing same simple thing with software... but some folks enjoy complicating simple manual tasks with software. biggrin.gif
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Which version do you like more? The mobo I'm getting will have a pump header, but I feel like it is going to make me ramp up the speed as temps go up.  So for that reason I feel like the vario would be best.  Also, if the vario is the best option, when speed do you run the pump at? I would assume 3 or 4, depending on the noise level.

Most motherboards allow you to set a static speed for a single header. That said, a pump shouldn't really me modified in speed often. Vario seems the way to go: put it on whatever setting that runs (nearly) as silent as your full system on its most quiet (idle). The flowrate should still be sufficient for high load.
 
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