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Originally Posted by tragd View Post
question to people who've switched from 655b to the ek d5 xtop.

does the noise get reduced a fair amount as well? from experience only please!
I didn't notice any kind of noise reduction after I installed EK top.
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The D5 is very different from the DDC's in terms of top performance. The stock top is a good performer so it really depends on your needs. Pricewise it may not be necessary until later, but if you've got a good deal I'd go for it- the EK top will improve flow, even if you don't notice it much in your small-ish loop.
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Not much performance gain on the D5 tops, the stock top is very good as it is. I would really only suggest an aftermarket top if it were for having threaded barb compatibility, slight improvement to noise, and visual reasons.

You can modify the stock top by drilling/tapping for barbs if you wanted to have a DIY project, but generally there is little gain to be had with D5 tops.

The DDC series is different, it has a sharp/small elbow at the "Inlet". The D5 has a larger elbow at the outlet, but outlets are not critical to the pump like inlets are regarding elbows.
    
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okay cause right now just waiting for CPU block then Cooling 2 GTX 480's all in a single loop
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okay cause right now just waiting for CPU block then Cooling 2 GTX 480's all in a single loop
Sounds like a nice setup, better put some pics in the WC club
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i did. its in my worklog.

right now i gotta clear out inventory.

gonna save some rotaries and sell some for ones who need it.

very interesting indeed.
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