Originally Posted by ThrashZone
Indeed CE and SE series rads aren't very good
The pwm pump also isn't good
EK does make okay D5 pwm pump reservoir combos just not the one you picked
Matter of fact if you have a local Micro Center around get it from them it will be the one item rma to Germany will be a bummer wait
But this is what I have should be fine for rads/ gpu/ cpu
Fittings and soft hose you'll want to use 10-15mm not 10-13mm
You'll be a lot better off with some noctua or be quiet fans either have 2000 rpm fans much quieter and more reliable like i said rma to Germany isn't all that great
Get some from amazon/....
So what exactly makes the D5 better, is it newer, quieter? From what i see L/h abd pressure seems to be the same.
What about the smaller cousin, the EK-XRES100, just the height of the 140 is not helping me. As far as hose, why is wide OD better?
Appreciate the information and knowledge. I've read through several guides and basically i thought the G1/4 has similar size to the 10/13 so going bigger didn't help much, but im sure thats not the end of it.
Originally Posted by Shawnb99
Heatkiller blocks for both GPU and CPU.
Get a HWL rad instead, much better at lower RPM’s.
Also go for Mayhems fluid. Pick a colour of go clear X1. Look at ordering a blitz kit as well, any rad you get needs a decent cleaning
Thanks for the input, i did like the heatkiller blocks but was struggling to find a place that had most things to try and order from one place.
Copy of the blitz, i had asked EK about the cleaning and they agreed distilled was fine lol.
I do recall HWL rads being very well known, now it does seem they have a few to choose from, any particular series?