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post #11 of 24
The rasa kits are great only real thing their not great on is the pump but its good enugh for a cpu and gpu loop or cpu only loop.
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post #12 of 24
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After thinking about it over night I feel i am leaning more to the custom set up although I feel I may be paying to much for a miniminal performance gain as I have read in some threads later back in these forums. So is the 202$ RX360 kit better than the 468$ custom kit? Also am I missing anything from this setup?

The new custom set up is:
Scythe SM03-bk Kaze Master Pro 6 channel
MCP655-B
XSPC Acrylic D5 reservoir
EK waterblock supreme hf
XSPX fillcap adaptor
silver kill coil
4 bitspoer g1/4" for 1/2" tubing
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Arctic Silver 5 3.5g
Scythe Gentel Typhoon 120mm 1850 rpm
XSPC RX360
15 feet of PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing - 7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD

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post #13 of 24
really depends, I've gone through with custom loop only because I like to hand pick parts I want and I'm quite picky.

Over all I spent.. err... 500 to 600 ish on custom loop with all the fittings and stuff, those damn 45 deg fittings and such is so expensive
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post #14 of 24
Well the kit is nice but if you want a better pump and the primochill probly better to go custom and you only need about 8 feet of tubing not 15. When i did my water i was gonna go with the kit but ended up deciding to get the 655-b and xspc res and the thing is so quiet i cant even tell its on.
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post #15 of 24
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Thanks for the imput everyone I deiced to go custom because I picky when it comes to my pc and the weaker pump wont allow me to add 2 gpu plates and another rad later down the line. Also I had reservations about the convex cpu plate that I saw was on the reviews. Stuff should be here later this week hopefully and I might post some pics on the work/final product. Also +1ed people who posted here.
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post #16 of 24
Just so you know, the 655-B is actually weaker than the XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir pump, if only slightly. However do not be alarmed as both pumps could handle your extra GPU blocks as long as you run in them in parallel.

The 655-B will be a little quieter than the XSPC 750 so it wasn't all for naught.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Just so you know, the 655-B is actually weaker than the XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir pump, if only slightly. However do not be alarmed as both pumps could handle your extra GPU blocks as long as you run in them in parallel.

The 655-B will be a little quieter than the XSPC 750 so it wasn't all for naught.
Ah ok thanks I had seen alot of good things about the 655-b in posts so that's mainly why I went with it Thanks for the conformation on the pump though. +1
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post #18 of 24
just put it as, if you like to upgrade things or if you think you'll eventually change out the CPU block and pump /res, I say just go custom, it'll cost you more money but saves you the hassle of draining and changing things around in your setup and also I guess you "save" the cost of xspc kit so you won't be spending money twice on block and pump
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Just so you know, the 655-B is actually weaker than the XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir pump, if only slightly. However do not be alarmed as both pumps could handle your extra GPU blocks as long as you run in them in parallel.

The 655-B will be a little quieter than the XSPC 750 so it wasn't all for naught.
This i dont understand the 655-b is rated for more flow and head then the 750 pump how is it weaker ?


Quote:
Gabe from swiftech told me to contact thier testing guy (Stephen) regarding my questions about the difference between the two pumps, also why their curve is inconsistent with the latest pumps power.

Stephen from swiftech quickly responded and noted that they need to update the curve for the MCP655 and that he has been getting 13.5' of static pressure head consistently for the past year. This is not the typical spec of 10' or 11' you'll see on alot of websites. It also doesn't match the 12' of thier curve.

I also pointed out that Laing's documentation states the MCP655-B is at setting 4 and that's consistent with my testing of my copy.
He noted they have not tested the MCP655-B and that they were told it was the same performance as the MCP655 at setting 5. But he was going to test the pump and get back to me.

Anyhow, I was really impressed with how swiftech quickly responded and how they plan to address my questions. I emailed Laing directly several times without a single response..

Anyhow if you didn't know:

MCP655 variable = 13.5' max head pressure at setting 5
MCP655 B = 11.1' max head pressure (MCP655 at setting 4)
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...vs-mcp655.html

the 750 only has 6.5feet
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 2/21/11 at 2:00pm
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From Skinnee's Testing of the D5 (wish I could link the chart, but link on his new website is broken)



From testing on the XSPC 750:



I have the data stored from when Skinnee had the link working, here is the exact pressure drop data for the two pumps at 1 GPM of flow.

XSPC X20 750: 3.6 PSI
655-B Stock: 3.23 PSI

I prefer actual testing over manufacturer specifications.
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