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Ok after hunting around for pumps info and feedback i down to 2 pumps.

Can i have your views on them please and what would be better,

http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...roducts_id=181
Along with the Petras Tech DDCT-01s Delrin Pump Top

Or....

http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...roducts_id=114

They work out about the same in costs, both have the same Delivery height: at 12V: 4,7m and Max. delivery rate: 600L/hour.
One has the bonus of allow LED's thou

Greatful for your feedback.
    
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The performance on both is nearly/if not equal, but the second choice allows for LED bling.
And the Alphacool comes pre-assembled while the Petra top won't.
  
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Yer thats what i thought but unsure of brand thou, i like the plexi look more and am heading that way, nice to have bling to it also, but unsure of reviews on the maker.
    
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The plexi top is noticeably bigger than Petra's Delrin top. Performance with the top is about the same.
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hmmmm....

I guess it comes down to "Bling, or no Bling?"

Everybody loves LED's right?

imho....Bling it
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Yep, it just don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Bling!
  
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lol, well i found a great review on it now....

Quote:
Conclusion

To be fair and honest I think that this review could have been a little larger, but it was never intended to cover all of the alternative DDC tops out there. And in my opinion it covers the best of the tops available that I know of. Further, I must say that it has opened my eyes to just how good a performer the DDC Ultra is, especially when allowed to 'fly' with one of the alternative tops that we've just reviewed. So let's have a quick re-cap...


Alphacool
This block outperformed the competition on both the DDC Pro and DDC Ultra pumps when run in its alternative 'top inlet' configuration. If you're looking at getting the DDC Ultra then the Alphacool top is a must. However, the sheer size difference between the Alphacool and OCLabs/ Petra's DDC-01s tops is quite considerable and may be a turn-off to some who simply want a discrete pumping solution for their watercooled rig. But again, for true performance the Alphacool top needs to be run with the top inlet instead of the regular configuration.


Petra's DDC-01s
Certainly no slouch when it comes down to performance; bettered only by the Alphacool. The top is extremely well crafted and finished, and certainly scales nicely performance-wise when you run the pump above its stock voltage of 12V.


OCLabs (Acrylic)
This is again an extremely well crafted and performance orientated top. The images I provided at the beginning of the review really don't do it justice. Admittedly, it was beaten by the tops above (not by much) but don't be put off, it would certainly be a great addition to your DDC pump if you're after an acrylic top and the Alphacool's size doesn't take your fancy.


I have I have decided to award the Alphacool top the best in class for its outstanding performance only (based upon its top inlet config), but in saying that Petra's DDC-01s and OCLabs top are highly recommended. Some may also find the size of the Alphacool off-putting, so be sure to factor that into the equation when considering your purchase.


AlphaCool Top

Pros
+ Unrivalled performance when run in 'top inlet' configuration
+ Bling factor (under a UV cathode it would look gorgeous)

Cons
- Large footprint may deter some buyers

Looks like the bling comes top Woohoo hello bling baby, come to daddy..
    
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lol, well i found a great review on it now....

Look here for info

Looks like the bling comes top Woohoo hello bling baby, come to daddy..
What's the abbrevation of that site?
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Just take out the space in url and it show you. Sorry but looks like not aloud to popst links like that.
    
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