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So my Laing DDC for my GPU and 950 pro took a dump last night What to do with D5 choices

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Well just finished playing games last night and was smelling burnt electrical. Then noticed a very faint stream of smoke between my 540 Air and my X52 throttle control. Initially I thought it was the control since the computer was up and running and I had no alarms or anything going off. The whole area smelt of fried electronics while I was trying to tell where it was coming from. Once I turned on the light the smoke was no more.

I ended up pulling up Realtemp and my cpu was still 32C. I then opened up Precision XOC to check my 1080's temp. 52C mad.gif It idles at 31-32C. I then grabbed my flashlight and started looking around at my pump. Sure enough the blue impellar was no longer spinning. Guess the board gave up. So I shut the computer down and flipped the psu switch just for extra precaution.

Currently I'm running a dual loop config as follows:

Loop 1
XSPC res top-->MCP 355/Laing DDC 18W-->Swiftech XT cpu block-->Asus Maximus VIII Formula board block-->UT60 360mm rad-->back to the XSPC Res top

Loop 2
XSPC res top-->MCP 355/Laing DDC 18W-->EVGA GTX 1080 FTW-->Kryo M.2 ssd block-->to external RX480 rad-->back to XSPC res top

Since both loops are running the same pumps and they were both installed at the same time I can only guess the cpu/board loop is on it's way out also. So my options are:

1. Purchase a replacement ddc pump for the gpu/ssd loop and wait out the other one failing.
2. Purchase 2 new DDC pumps and replace them both at the same time.
3. Completely remove the DDC setup and replace with a D5 pump.

I'm leaning toward the D5 but jesus the options are nuts. I wouldn't know where to begin and what is compatible with what. I was looking at the Barrows D5 Combo at modmymods but the bracket it comes with would orient the res horizontal which I need vertical not to mention I have no clue what res would work with that top.
Are the metal covers for the D5 pumps just for looks or do they help as a heatsink? The pump setup won't be seen so if it's just looks I can overlook any of that cosmetic stuff. I just want to make sure I have enough head pressure and performance to convert to one loop and I want to keep my temps in the same range I have now. I'm using SP120 performance fans but have the voltage reducers installed and have them running through a fan controller to cut back on noise.

Even benching my gpu I don't hit over 50C so what I have keeps everything plenty cool for benching and normal gaming use even with fans on half speed.

I'm just so lost in what I would need to get and what is compatible. Switching to a single loop will free up some fittings and make for a cleaner more stream lined setup though.

There are just PWM D5 pumps and there are Vario D5 pumps with a adjustment on the back then there are countless options and air gaps and oh my. lol

HELP!

Pics of Project Red
Pump close to the psu is the dead one
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Sorry for the hasty photo. Just snapped it quick now.
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Edited by scgt1 - 10/4/16 at 8:19am
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How long have the pumps been running?
 
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How long have the pumps been running?

I've had the system built since I dunno 2012-2014 with these pumps but it was down a year for a complete upgrade with case swap etc after my 7970 died. It is only turned on 2-3 evenings a week for 2-3 hours and sometimes for maybe 2 hours in the morning 2-3 days a week. Other then that it sits turned off. They are in a gaming rig so it's only powered on for such. I have a daily that is also used as a media server for our living room tv that I use for everything else.

Last night I was probably on it from 11pm till just before 1am.

BTW your a local. thumb.gif
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How long have the pumps been running?

I've had the system built since I dunno 2012-2014 with these pumps but it was down a year for a complete upgrade with case swap etc after my 7970 died. It is only turned on 2-3 evenings a week for 2-3 hours and sometimes for maybe 2 hours in the morning 2-3 days a week. Other then that it sits turned off. They are in a gaming rig so it's only powered on for such. I have a daily that is also used as a media server for our living room tv that I use for everything else.

Last night I was probably on it from 11pm till just before 1am.

BTW your a local. thumb.gif

Well here is what I've learned about pumps. You know when they say starting the engine of a car is harder on it than full time highway speeds? It's the same with pumps. Starting and stopping causes premature failure in my experience, but I'm sure other users mileage may vary. Imo the D5's tend to last longer in the constant start/stop scenario. If it was me and I planned to continue that habit I would switch to D5's, if I changed my habits and left the system on 24/7 then replacing the same pumps is the quickest and easiest thing.
 
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Well I don't do the 24/7 bit with it for many reasons.

1. It just wouldn't be used the rest of the time it's powered on.
2. The coin to the electric bill
3. The wear and tear on the expensive components degrading them from being on (cpu/mobo/gpu/psu/hell SP120s when you have so many (11) that gets expensive lol along with 3 AF140s
4. The heat output. AC control for the house is just outside the office door to the left so that again increases the electric usage 10 fold when it will cause the ac unit to kick on more frequent.

A couple pumps every so years isn't that bad compared to the extra cost factored in the above. Actually thinking about it a little more those pumps have been used since 2010 back when I had Project Slumber Parties in my custom reversed HAF932. So there has been considerably more use then I thought. Total of about 5.5 years when you factor out the year downtime for the upgrade from PSP to Project Red.
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1. There is a cool thing called folding.
2. Can you put a price on curing cancer?
3. Nothing lasts forever.
4. See #2!

Haha, all in good fun, tongue in cheek. I get you, so like I said, if it was me I would switch to D5's.
 
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I get you in all Folding puts wear and tear and increases heat also. I should have put another number up there call in dept and have bills LOL. That trumps over #2. We live in a 1953 house it's not exactly energy efficient. It has new double pane windows and we just had to replace the central heat and ac in July to the tune of $13K so like I said in dept and have bills. biggrin.gif Plus this upgrade from a 4770K and 290x hasn't fully washed out yet. The core components are still up on ebay from my old daily/server along with my 290x so there is that Paypal bill to pay back from my 1080 FTW and the block and backplate still to go too.

Do you think a single D5 would be enough for what I listed in the OP? How much larger are they compared to 2 mcp355's sitting next to each other with reservoirs sitting on top of them? I read the D5 is quite a bit larger them a DDC355 so I'm wondering if I even have the space for a single. I know I won't for 2 of them since it's tight with the dual 355's and xspc res tops.

Yea it's a mess back there. Not much place to hide the extra cable from the PSU hard wired leads. The majority of the main harness is stuffed behind the blu-ray burner which didn't leave much space to tuck anything else. With swapping to a D5 I could change some routing substantially and I really need to run the in line from the RX480 above the psu instead of at the top of the case. I originally did that to keep it away from the ssd cages which aren't even installed anymore.

Edited by scgt1 - 10/4/16 at 9:34pm
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post #8 of 8
I was surprised how large the D5 and top was when I put in my watercooling loop, but I do believe a single pump would fit in that space where your two DDC's and reservoirs are right now with a little space to spare.

However, reading your posts it does not seem like the DDC pump that failed had a whole lot of use on it. Perhaps it was simply a dud? I think it may be better to simply buy another DDC for now and do a quick replacement without having to do anything else.





As for various D5 types, the PWM simply controls the RPM through a motherboard header, and the vario you set the RPM with a dial on the pump. I prefer the vario since I dont care or want my pump speeds to always be changing with system load. I just set my pump to "3" in the middle of the speed range and it is silent as far as I can tell and has plenty of gpm and pressure. No need to adjust it ever again.
As far as I know, any D5 pump should fit with any D5 top. Some companies say they top is optimized better or whatever but I dont care, I just bought a generic Aquacomputer D5 and an Alphacool brand basic top and it works perfectly fine. Though I am moving to a Heatkiller Tube reservoir with a built in D5 top and will now be mounting my pump directly into the res like you have with your DDC's.
Edited by EniGma1987 - 10/5/16 at 6:36am
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7700K AS Rock Z170 OC Formula Titan X Pascal 2050MHz 64GB DDR4-3200 14-14-14-34-1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
950 EVO m.2 OS drive 850 EVO 1TB games drive Intel 730 series 500GB games drive Custom water cooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro x64 AMH A399U E-Element mechanical, black switches, Vortex b... EVGA G3 1kw 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Lian-Li PC-V1000L Redragon M901 LH Labs Pulse X Infinity DAC Custom built balanced tube amp with SS diamond ... 
Audio
MrSpeakers Alpha Prime 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700K AS Rock Z170 OC Formula Titan X Pascal 2050MHz 64GB DDR4-3200 14-14-14-34-1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
950 EVO m.2 OS drive 850 EVO 1TB games drive Intel 730 series 500GB games drive Custom water cooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro x64 AMH A399U E-Element mechanical, black switches, Vortex b... EVGA G3 1kw 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Lian-Li PC-V1000L Redragon M901 LH Labs Pulse X Infinity DAC Custom built balanced tube amp with SS diamond ... 
Audio
MrSpeakers Alpha Prime 
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