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which one should I get for the mcp655

EK Waterblocks EK-D5 X-TOP Rev 2 for Laing D5 / Swiftech MCP655

Bitspower D5/MCP655 Pump Replacement Top Version 2 BP-D5TOPP2-BK
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Originally Posted by methos123 View Post
which one should I get for the mcp655

EK Waterblocks EK-D5 X-TOP Rev 2 for Laing D5 / Swiftech MCP655

Bitspower D5/MCP655 Pump Replacement Top Version 2 BP-D5TOPP2-BK
If you aren't going to use 1/2" compression fittings, the Bitspower top gets my vote. The only downside is that you can't use 1/2" compression fittings for the OUT, because the stop fitting is too close.

If you are going to use 1/2" compression fittings, then go with the EK top.
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post #3 of 12
They are both nice tops.

I would get the bitspower one.

But you cant use 1/2in out copression fittings.
You can on the EK.

EDIT:Changed spelling.
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Get the EK top either way, it performs better and it looks nicer. The only con is that it doesn't allow front inlet/front outlet, but that hurts performance anyways.
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Get the EK top either way, it performs better and it looks nicer. The only con is that it doesn't allow front inlet/front outlet, but that hurts performance anyways.
How does front inlet/outlet hurt performance?

I also would like to be able to do inlet/outlet on the top of the pump...would the bitspower allow me to do that?
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I have the EK. I like it, you will too.
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Originally Posted by methos123 View Post
I also would like to be able to do inlet/outlet on the top of the pump...would the bitspower allow me to do that?
Yes, you can.
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Can the EK top allow for top in and out side?? with 1/2 inch compression??
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post #9 of 12
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How does front inlet/outlet hurt performance?

I also would like to be able to do inlet/outlet on the top of the pump...would the bitspower allow me to do that?
I was confused, sorry. The EK top does allow for front inlet/outlet, and it doesn't hurt performance too much (around 5%). The thing the EK doesn't support is Top Inlet/Top Outlet, and that is the configuration that really hurts performance, putting it below the stock top.

Get the EK one and feel free to run as front inlet/outlet, it will still be performing above the stock top.
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ok. If I get the EK, I will run 2 45's on the inlet to get it to go upwards...will I be sacrificing anything by doing that?
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