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As titled.

Are they a good combo?
Any weakness? Anything that I should be aware of?
Must I get the rev 2 of the res to avoid possible premature cracking?

I have read enough of reviews. I just need final assurance from actual users before placing an order.
Thanks.
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I've been using one in my test bench for a few weeks now.

The only trouble I have had is with the sponge system not liking to bleed with really high flow rates.

I fixed that by installing another barb on the inside of the top and using a few inches of tubing as a top down type inlet. This works much better in reducing turbulence in the reservoir and bleeds much better. You can even mount the reservoir horizontally with it like that.

PWM also works really well, I'm using speedfan to dial mine down to 30%PWM when my CPU is under 42C and 70% when it goes over.

I also stuck a few ram sinks on the base to help keep it cool. I have it suspended by tubing, so there is plenty of air flowing over the base.



FYI,
Swiftech is coming out with a heatsink base for these in a few weeks.
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I have used this res pump before and sold it to a friend.

I also found that. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=268560
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I've been using one in my test bench for a few weeks now.

The only trouble I have had is with the sponge system not liking to bleed with really high flow rates.

I fixed that by installing another barb on the inside of the top and using a few inches of tubing as a top down type inlet. This works much better in reducing turbulence in the reservoir and bleeds much better. You can even mount the reservoir horizontally with it like that.

PWM also works really well, I'm using speedfan to dial mine down to 30%PWM when my CPU is under 42C and 70% when it goes over.

I also stuck a few ram sinks on the base to help keep it cool. I have it suspended by tubing, so there is plenty of air flowing over the base.

FYI,
Swiftech is coming out with a heatsink base for these in a few weeks.
Thanks for your informative and useful response. +rep.

1 question about that new upcoming heatsink+fan base. Why is it 'necessary'? Is it because the pump runs a little hot (but still within spec) and a little cooling is added? Or, is it more a gadget?
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It is a little bit of both.
The pump gets hot
I would use it as a gadget though.....

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...oir-combo.html

EDIT:What tsm106 said about the Koolance heatsink is nice.
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^^Heat kills pumps, but removing heat while securing and decoupling the pump is difficult. Having a sink base like these makes life easier.

You can use the Koolance PMP400 heatsink too, its a bit simpler and smaller as well.
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Thanks for your informative and useful response. +rep.

1 question about that new upcoming heatsink+fan base. Why is it 'necessary'? Is it because the pump runs a little hot (but still within spec) and a little cooling is added? Or, is it more a gadget?
I think it's just one of those desirable features. Keep the pump cool to hopefully extend it's life AND to keep less pump heat OUT of the loop.

A lot of people have been doing this on their own, so this is just an option to help with that desired. I've done it both ways and have yet to have any Laing pump fail on me that wasn't either flooded out or overvolted. They are a really solid pump.

They do get hot to the touch on the base if you run them at 100% all the time, but only warm if you dial them down or vary the speed via PWM.

So yeah, more of a user requested thing than anything. We like to cool things and mod them, part of your little hobby.
    
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