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AC blocks are great, no QC issues there. They can be a bit restrictive based on the design, but they are great quality blocks.

CPU - AC Kryos/Koolance CPU block
Pump- D5 (swiftech mcp655/Koolance 450)
Rad- Depends on fan speed. RX360 for low speed fans, HW Labs BI GTX for high speed or mid speed.
Res- Whatever you like the look of or one that fits your pump.
Thanks for answering my questions. Guess I'll stick with the AC Kryos HF and XSPC RX360 rad. I've seen too many people with the Laing D5 pump, but Swiftech voids the warranty if I remove the top and replace it with an aftermarket top.

1. How are the AC Aquastream XT and Iwaki RD-20 pumps in terms of performance and quality?

2. Anyone knows how good/bad Phobya products are? I've only seen them on Aquatuning and PPCS and not many people on OCN use them.
Edited by rpgman1 - 6/7/11 at 8:26pm
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Thanks for answering my questions. Guess I'll stick with the AC Kryos HF and XSPC RX360 rad. I've seen too many people with the Laing D5 pump, but Swiftech voids the warranty if I remove the top and replace it with an aftermarket top.

1. How are the AC Aquastream XT and Iwaki RD-20 pumps in terms of performance and quality?

2. Anyone knows how good/bad Phobya products are? I've only seen them on Aquatuning and PPCS and not many people on OCN use them.
No idea on the other pumps, but both of my D5s are still running strong. Definitely the best out there for bulletproof reliability IMO. They do well on the stock top too not like the DDC where you need to get a new top. Both of mine are Swiftech, but Koolance has a D5 rebrand too, a third company offers them too, but I forget who

No idea on Phobya, I've heard that they work ok, but that you get what you pay for, that the fit and finish isn't always as good (but is still good!) as other parts.
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Thanks for answering my questions. Guess I'll stick with the AC Kryos HF and XSPC RX360 rad. I've seen too many people with the Laing D5 pump, but Swiftech voids the warranty if I remove the top and replace it with an aftermarket top.

1. How are the AC Aquastream XT and Iwaki RD-20 pumps in terms of performance and quality?

2. Anyone knows how good/bad Phobya products are? I've only seen them on Aquatuning and PPCS and not many people on OCN use them.
You can buy a D5 without a top and keep your warranty : http://www.aquatuning.us/product_inf...e-edition.html
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Sounds good but what top would be great with the D5 pump? Anyone have opinions on cylindrical reservoirs and what brand I should go with (Bitspower, EK, FrozenQ, IandH, Phobya, etc.)?
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here is top comparison for D5 ,as for cylindrical reservoirs..koolance have nice line up
http://skinneelabs.com/laing-d5-top-comparison/
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...p?cPath=57_127
    
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Looking at the cylindrical reservoirs on PPCS for 250mm, Bitspower and Phobya res are cheaper while EK, FrozenQ, and IandH reservoirs are more expensive. Had to look for IandH res on Sidewinder because they had slightly more on there.
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Anyone have opinions on Bitspower compression fittings if they're good to use? I've emailed Sidewinder sales support about carrying more Bitspower fittings and he said that nobody is buying them due to rising prices on them and are unsaleable. He said Sidewinder will carry them if the prices drop to a reasonable level.

I've really like the look of the matte black color on BP fittings, but he said costs keep rising and people aren't buying them. So much for cool looking fittings when they're expensive and nobody is buying them at such high prices.
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Is it generally a good/bad idea to get watercooling parts from eBay? I did pointed out to someone here on OCN who won the Rasa RX360 kit for a good deal. Anyway, the reason is that I saw a XSPC RX480 rad (original) and some Swiftech pumps at low bidding prices for now. Would they be worth winning them or would they be mistakes to win them?
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Anyone have opinions on Bitspower compression fittings if they're good to use? I've emailed Sidewinder sales support about carrying more Bitspower fittings and he said that nobody is buying them due to rising prices on them and are unsaleable. He said Sidewinder will carry them if the prices drop to a reasonable level.

I've really like the look of the matte black color on BP fittings, but he said costs keep rising and people aren't buying them. So much for cool looking fittings when they're expensive and nobody is buying them at such high prices.
If you're just looking for black fittings, you could take a look at Alphacool's fittings on Aquatuning.us
    
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Sorry, life's stacked up a bit and I've had something to deal with, my sub box has been acting up a bit too.

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Looking at the cylindrical reservoirs on PPCS for 250mm, Bitspower and Phobya res are cheaper while EK, FrozenQ, and IandH reservoirs are more expensive. Had to look for IandH res on Sidewinder because they had slightly more on there.
They're cool, I like the IandH stealth res'. I've heard people said they regret not getting the Multioption res if they got the EK one I believe.

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Anyone have opinions on Bitspower compression fittings if they're good to use? I've emailed Sidewinder sales support about carrying more Bitspower fittings and he said that nobody is buying them due to rising prices on them and are unsaleable. He said Sidewinder will carry them if the prices drop to a reasonable level.

I've really like the look of the matte black color on BP fittings, but he said costs keep rising and people aren't buying them. So much for cool looking fittings when they're expensive and nobody is buying them at such high prices.
BP fittings are all good, but yeah, the price is a bit steep. If you can afford it, go for it, they look awesome!

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Is it generally a good/bad idea to get watercooling parts from eBay? I did pointed out to someone here on OCN who won the Rasa RX360 kit for a good deal. Anyway, the reason is that I saw a XSPC RX480 rad (original) and some Swiftech pumps at low bidding prices for now. Would they be worth winning them or would they be mistakes to win them?
I'd try and avoid eBay, it's not that reliable, but you can snatch deals every now and again. I'd try to stick all to the one site so it makes any returns easier and you can reduce shipping prices. If you can win them and get them shipped at a really good price, then go for it, I try and avoid eBay though.

More trusted sites are my go.

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If you're just looking for black fittings, you could take a look at Alphacool's fittings on Aquatuning.us
Mmmm, EK makes some good black compressions too, XSPC too now I think...
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