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DIY - The DDC/MCP350/355/PMP400 Pump Lift For Added Cooling

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With my recent noise decoupling test, many have noted that a problem with that is the DDC series pump and heat. In an effort to show a possible solution, I worked up this simple way of lifting the pump off the decoupler and allowing space for either passive pump cooling, or the possibility of adding ramsinks or other sorts of heatsinks.

Pretty basic, and the pictures should do the talking:
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One of many options I'm sure, but I thought I would share anyhow.

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Fairly basic, but it works. smile.gif What do you think of the Koolance heatsink for DDCs?
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Nice work. Those look just like my rad spacers. smile.gif
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Fairly basic, but it works. smile.gif What do you think of the Koolance heatsink for DDCs?

I haven't tried one, but I would assume it works. They even make contact with the PCB, so it's probably and even more effective cooler than sticking ramsinks to the plastic base.

I've never been really sure any of it is necessary, but pulling heat away from the pump can't hurt. smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
    
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