Originally Posted by AoHxBram
Alright, didnt think of draining, but as i have some QDC's i can basicly take out almost every part which makes it alot easier to drain.
If you say a RX240 and RX360 will do, i htink i will stick to the 2 rx360's and the gts240 on the side.
the 240 wont hurt my gpu's
What do you think about those pumps btw ? they are 600 l \ h, thats about : 158Gallon per hour.
A series loop would give you better temps overall and would also give you the safety of redundant pumps. That Koolance res has a series adapter, be sure to get the one for the right version number.
Also note that the GTS 240 has a very high fin density and is very flow restrictive. To get the most out of it you would need fans with high CFM and static pressure. If you want a thin rad to use with low speed fans you can look at the MCR220-QP or maybe even the new XSPC EX240.
Originally Posted by shnur
Personal preference for me is the D5 pumps, they're quieter and have better flow, but lower head. These have higher head, but lower flow. Pretty much any pump you take will do good, any as in the DDC or the D5.
This is the reason I picked D5 Varios (MCP655) for my final configuration. I have two of them on setting 4 (MCP655-B equivalent) and they are quieter than my PSU fan. I've had MCP355s in series and their noise signature was noticeable even with decoupling, but they weren't louder than my GT AP-15s on full. Martin's videos
show the noise level being about the same with the D5 on setting 5 but I think the noise signature doesn't totally translate through the video. I found the MCP355 to have more of a whine while the D5 has a dull hum.
Performance wise the MCP355/PMP-400 or the MCP35X will be able to push through restrictive loops better than the D5. Through a couple rads and a couple blocks it might not make a huge difference but it depends on the how restrictive the components are. The MCP35X has PWM control so you could speed it up and slow it down using the mobo's PWM signal and power from the PSU. If you had the money go for the MCP35X.