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post #11 of 15
Yep, the D5-B(basic) is just a D5 Vario stuck at the 4 position. The Vario has a max of 5. So yes the D5 Vario is more powerful.
post #12 of 15
when picking a pump, you must look at cpu block unless its a gpu loop pump.

Seeing how your going straight cpu, it is really down to the block now.

Seeing how you picked 2 accelerator class, i recomend a pump with head pressure.

The D5 is a great and reliable pump, however seeing how you didnt list a budget, im gonna assume you can afford another 15-20 dollars and recomend a DDC-3.2 /w XSPC res top.

You need to make this pump. To make it, you need to replace the top with an aftermarket brand.

The completed unit looks like this minus the UN-Design mount:


Its composed of the swiftech MCP-355 + XSPC Res Top.

Currently that combo is the strongest single pump solution you can get on the market. Great for CPU loop + accelerator setups.

:up:

If your budget is a considerably larger, well... we can step up to a BIG BOY, aka rolls royce of h2o pumps, the infamous Iwaki RD-30.. BUT.. i think thats a little too much for ya..

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post #13 of 15
A DDC 3.2 with aftermarket top or an Iwaki are both overkill for a system with 1 block and 1 rad. Seriously, get the D5 vario, its pretty much the most reliable pump you can get and will give your more flow than you probably need with a CPU only loop.
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Originally Posted by zaeric19 View Post
A DDC 3.2 with aftermarket top or an Iwaki are both overkill for a system with 1 block and 1 rad. Seriously, get the D5 vario, its pretty much the most reliable pump you can get and will give your more flow than you probably need with a CPU only loop.
iwaki i agree...

single cpu loop on a DDC + top, i disagree..

the ek for example shows an improvement when you even serial pumps.

If he's grabbing the GTZ it will love the extra head pressure from the DDC-3.2 + top.

And it also doubles as a res. (which i highly recomend on a newbie build because bleeding a T-line = PITA)

Im running the koolance 350 on a dual DDC-2 platform. :T
Edited by NaeKuh - 12/19/08 at 8:13pm
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post #15 of 15
The difference a aftermarket'd DDC3.2 would make over a D5 vario for a first timer on a single CPU block loop with a double radiator is negligible. Are you talking about the EK supreme? If that is the case then that makes sense since it is a high restriction block compared to the GTZ and even more so compared to the Fuzion v2. I would say keep it simple, go with a D5.

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And it also doubles as a res. (which i highly recomend on a newbie build because bleeding a T-line = PITA)
When did I say not to get a res?
Edited by zaeric19 - 12/19/08 at 10:04pm
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