Originally Posted by Systemlord
I never got around to asking about your picture of that 3-pin connector, I was unaware that you could convert to a 3-pin connector. How in the would can a fan controller handle to amperage of these Laing pumps? I guess that's alright since I'll be connecting it up directly to the PSU and the fact that I already have control over pump speed of 1-5 speed adjustment.
The D5 pulls around 23w full bore,a FC5 with 30w per channel is more than capable of controlling it
EDIT: gave 24v spec instead of 12v..23w instead of 28w
Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Acetyal is no more durable than Acrylic. If you accidentally crossthread in acetal your top is borked and warranty won't cover it. I would go with either of the HF units to be quite honest. I have the Acrylic v1 roundtop and it's quite good. I'm running plate5 in it at the moment. Gonna upgrade to Plate6 to see if I can get another Celcius off my overall temp. If not I'm not gonna sweat the 99cents.
You just have to make sure you don't wrench down on the acrylic or the acetal and make sure not to crossthread the fittings or screws. That's the main thing. If you wrench down too much on acrylic you can crack or get microfractures in the structure. Just some important stuff to keep in mind when dealing with those two product materials. What I do is wrench em tight(finger tightened) plus a slight (1/4) turn to make sure the seal is intact. The Oring should have enough give in it to allow it to be compressed that much.
Nothing wrong with the LT block, it's just not the same as the HF but it's a reasonable block for someone just getting into Water Cooling or EK would probably not include them in their kits. That's probably why it's so cheap. Bought as part of the kit and the bloke wants the HF block.
Acetal is more forgiving than plexi,plexi is more brittle.
More importantly,a smear of silicone grease on the o-ring will help greatly with watertightness and preservation of the ring itself
As for crossthreading,no manu will cover that,regardless of material,although you can re-tap easily by hand if you ruin the threads.
And there are no such things as learner blocks,HF is the better block regardless of skill or experience...Edited by B NEGATIVE - 5/2/12 at 12:56pm