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Hmmmm. Is there an advantage to PWM pump control? Someone mentioned motherboard control, but where do I plug it in? Fan header seems a bit weak to handle 18w!
    
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Hmmmm. Is there an advantage to PWM pump control? Someone mentioned motherboard control, but where do I plug it in? Fan header seems a bit weak to handle 18w!
Pump takes it's PWM control signal from a 4-pin fan header, power comes from a Molex connector.
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the pump has a reg molex plug, than a 4pin to the motherboard to plug in to a 4 pin just to control pwm
laing 3.25 is awsome but plus the price of a custom top will be the same $99 of the MCP35x
if u buy the laing i can sell my MCP35x top to u lol
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The PWM signal from the motherboard tells the controller to turn the pump on and off again at a switching speed of 20kHz. This effectively reduces the amount of power the pump is consuming.
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I'd get the 35X, if just for the safegard against pump burnout. (Add in the increase in power, threaded fittings and PWM support and it's a no brainer)
Yup. I would still install a custom top on it, though, since I doubt the one Swiftech installs is any better than a proper custom top; some custom tops give you more options, too.
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Yup. I would still install a custom top on it, though, since I doubt the one Swiftech installs is any better than a proper custom top; some custom tops give you more options, too.
Unless you really need the extra options, I would save your money and stick with the stock top. The main reason the tops for the Laing DDC series improve performance is because they orient the inlet at 90 degree to the outlet. Since the stock top already does this, I would be surprised if an aftermarket top increased the pressure by more than half a PSI - a difference that is not worth the cost of the top.
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post #17 of 19
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mm67: Thanks for the info.

redhell: Yeah, the price is a bit up there. Looking more towards a MCP35X now.

Chunky_Chimp: Food for thought. Do you concur with charliehorse55's comment below? If the pressure difference is really that minor, I'm inclined to forego the top.

charliehorse55: Thanks for the tip! I think I'll grab a MCP35X, sans custom top.
    
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Food for thought. Do you concur with charliehorse55's comment below? If the pressure difference is really that minor, I'm inclined to forego the top.
I'm inclined to, yes, at least until I see proper testing done comparing the 35X's top with custom ones.
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post #19 of 19
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I think I'll do that, then. It's not like I can't add a custom top later once more data is available. Thanks!

PS: Love your new avatar.
    
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