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Special thanks to Boxgods and Dangerden for providing the sample Monsoon. They were not asking for a review, but I couldn't help myself..

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Test Results






Filling/Bleeding


Noise Preview


LED Lighting




Conclusion

The monsoon is another high end acetal construction bay pump reservoir for the D5 series pumps. The pump as a whole is full of attention to detail in many areas and a very complete package. The LED module and control is really nice to have all built in and the looks are very unique and appealing. I particularly like the color contrast and shapes presented in the acetal and pump cover, it’s very much something that draws your attention in an artful way. The colored acetal also presents itself through the window area giving an otherwise plain water vivid color. The pump performance is very good. While the stock D5 top is already an excellent performer when comparing stock pump + reservoir to monsoon pump/reservoir combo…the monsoon provides a boost in performance.

PROS
  • Quality/Durable Acetal Construction should provide a long lasting crack resistant product. Acetal can not crack under household temperatures, it is extremely durable.
  • Acetal/Trim color options provide a wide array of possibilities to compliment various build themes.
  • Easy to fill and can be done in under 10 minutes
  • Built-In LED control panel includes four very bright LEDs and the ability to control them via the push buttons.
  • Pump Motor Cover turns an otherwise unsightly pump motor into a nice dressed up feature.
  • Accessories are very complete, spare o-rings, alternative screw colors.
  • Bezel could be fairly easily customized by modders using their own acrylic/aluminum sheet materials.
  • Two inlet and two outlet ports could be used for parallel block configurations.
  • MMRS – Modular system has many swappable parts to customize the product for the end user.
  • Extremely detailed instructions are very helpful.
  • It comes in GREEN…go Kawaski GO!!…. And many other colors as well.

CONS
  • Motor end cap has a minor bow at wire exit point.
  • Bay mount will not allow quite as much decoupling of the pump as stand alone pump installations.
  • No baffles in reservoir requires being completely full for high flow rates/pump speeds.


Overall a really amazing and unique product! If you want to transform that unsightly D5 to something artful and have empty bay space, this is one high quality and classy way to do just that. Not only do you get a pump top and reservoir that functions and performs well, you have one with customized colors and built in LED circuitry and control. You are also getting a modular system that will easily interchange various parts and accessories. Stop looking at a boring bare case front and add the Danger Den Monsoon water cooling showpiece! It’s the one water cooling part you get a very clear view of every day, might as well make it focal point!!

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Nice stuff, think im gonna go with koolance 402 though. I like its design better.
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thanks for testing Martin ,great Res. if only RP-452X2 was that easy to bleed
    
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great stuff martin.

man if you can only have fish survive the reservoirs.

finally input the PWM settings and cool features
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