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Hey guys,

So when I first put my loop together, I realized, things were cramped and I had limited options for my pump location because of the orientation of the inlet/outlet. Now that I just learned about tops I can put on my pump, I would like to know what are the pro's/cons of these tops and what is best and what to stay away from.

I've heard of people having issues w/ leaking and what not and I would like to avoid all of this.

Thank you!
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post #2 of 7
EK and Bitspower are pretty much the only two making D5 tops these days. I have an EK dual-parallel top that has worked wonderfully for me. I can't comment on the bitspower versions.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/pumps.html
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I'm using a Bitspower top on my D5. Not sure if there is a performance increase with it or not, but it has worked flawlessly for me so far. This top here to be exact:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27699
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post #4 of 7
Top give the pump additional head pressure and optional metal fittings. Here is a nice review on the performance.

The stock pump comes with plastic fittings and only allow one size tubing mostly, getting a top allow you choose any fitting sizes you want.
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How do you install one of these things?? I didnt see anywhere on my pump to disassemble...
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
How do you install one of these things?? I didnt see anywhere on my pump to disassemble...
It's extremely easy. Just unscrew the original "top", and screw on the new one. Easy as pie.
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
How do you install one of these things?? I didnt see anywhere on my pump to disassemble...
The ring on the stock D5 unscrews, leaving you with the top (part with the nozzles) and the 'can' (motor and impeller). The tops vary, but the EK one is two pieces that screw together around the rim of the pump, you'll see the rim if you take the D5 apart.

Edit: Here is the only other top I know of, XSPC is reputable so I wouldn't worry about it leaking, as far as I know it's the only reservoir top currently made for the D5. I'm not sure that Sidewinder has them in stock, but they do carry them.
Edited by SaltwaterCooled - 12/21/10 at 7:51am
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