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As the title says, are the reservoir/pump combos that go inside drive bays any good? They seem a little pricey but I was wondering if they are worth it.

like this for example
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22...tl=g30c107s152
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Stay away from Koolance
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They are not a good idea, especially koolance ones.
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One thing about res+pump combos is that a lot of time the pump's submerged inside the res, making it impossible to replace the pump or upgrade without getting a new res as well.
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The swiftech MCRES-1000 http://www.swiftnets.com/products/MCRES-1000.asp

This was actually a good product since the reservoir wasn't made from acrylic that could leak over time. The blow molded design was durable. To bad it's out of production now.

If you find something like it, by all means consider it.
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Originally Posted by fencefeet View Post
As the title says, are the reservoir/pump combos that go inside drive bays any good? They seem a little pricey but I was wondering if they are worth it.

like this for example
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22...tl=g30c107s152


I have this cooling an Xbox360 and the pump is not submursed and it's pump is DDC 3.2, rebranded for Koolance. The only thing I do not like about it, is that it has a *90 elbow right out of the gate.
But to be honest I love the lil' guy and it does it's job well of cooling my 360.

But honestly if you want a MUCH MUCH better Pump Res combo - then this is your Ticket to Happyness!
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72..._Fittings.html Add some 1/2" Barbs on there and then BAM - your Good to Go!

I just bought two myself from Performance-PCs.com - a little cheaper! (Gonna redo my loop) But linked you the FrozenCPU link because you linked there first.


Edit: More info for ya! Go here and click "more pics" and you can see in Pic 3 the DDC and the elbows :/
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=280
    
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post #7 of 10
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yeah i see what you mean about the elbows. that other res/pump combo does look pretty nice though....but all things considered I think I would probably be better off just getting the res and the pump separate because some of these combos are just a little too expensive for my blood. but damn do they look cool though

thanks for the help guys. much appreciated
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Originally Posted by OC_RoB View Post
I have this cooling an Xbox360 and the pump is not submursed and it's pump is DDC 3.2, rebranded for Koolance. The only thing I do not like about it, is that it has a *90 elbow right out of the gate.
But to be honest I love the lil' guy and it does it's job well of cooling my 360.

But honestly if you want a MUCH MUCH better Pump Res combo - then this is your Ticket to Happyness!
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72..._Fittings.html Add some 1/2" Barbs on there and then BAM - your Good to Go!

I just bought two myself from Performance-PCs.com - a little cheaper! (Gonna redo my loop) But linked you the FrozenCPU link because you linked there first.


Edit: More info for ya! Go here and click "more pics" and you can see in Pic 3 the DDC and the elbows :/
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=280

i agree completely. i live a couple miles from frozen the kid that works there on saturdays is always hung over
    
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The main problem with submerged pumps is 100% of the heat gets dumped into the loop. That's 10-20w in your loop.
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I tested this one, it's a nice little setup and would do well with some low pressure drop components like a stock fuzion, MC-TDX, XSPC CPU, DD IONE, etc. If you want something more powerful, the DDC res combo from XSPC is the strongest I've tried, actually the strongest of all the DDC tops, so YES restop combos can work well if done right.
    
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