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Watercool pump recommendations.

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I'm about to build my first custom water cool build. I just want to know the basics on how or what pump should I choose. I'm planning on getting 2x 240mm radiators going through a CPU and 2 GPU's. Any recommendation would help.
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  1. mykeloid said:
    Hi,
    I'm about to build my first custom water cool build. I just want to know the basics on how or what pump should I choose. I'm planning on getting 2x 240mm radiators going through a CPU and 2 GPU's. Any recommendation would help.


    A D5 pump is a great one. For something like your setup I would keep the pump at medium to upper speeds, and you may expand your loop later.
  2. I've seen combos like all in one reservoir and pump, my questions is. Is that better than getting a seperate reservoir and pump? is there a difference in terms of performance?
  3. mykeloid said:
    I've seen combos like all in one reservoir and pump, my questions is. Is that better than getting a seperate reservoir and pump? is there a difference in terms of performance?


    Usually, a separate pump + res is better. Also, you can find fittings that will mount a tube reservoir on top of the d5 pump.
  4. mykeloid said:
    I've seen combos like all in one reservoir and pump, my questions is. Is that better than getting a seperate reservoir and pump? is there a difference in terms of performance?


    A lot of AIO's have their differences, however Swiftech makes a more customizable AIO with single, double and triple 120mm fans/rads that allow you to change tubing, radiators, pumps, resevoirs, liquids (etc).

    I love the Switftech H20-320 because it was as convenient as an AIO but without any of the sacrifices. I can modify any part of it, but it's also in league with fully custom-made loops like those who use Alpha Cool Monster 360 rads, D5 pumps and so on PLUS the Swiftech is a solid $200 cheaper.

    It's the only reliable AIO triple rad though. Thermaltake makes a bad triple rad (the Thermaltake Water 3.0). The Swiftech H20-320 comes with a 5 year warranty and a pump that is amazing. You can fit two GPU's along with the CPU in the loop and the temps will stay in the 66C for the new Hadwell-E and GTX 980s. Overclock.net did a review with a 5960X oc'd to 4.6GHz with 3200MHz G.Skill RAM and 2 GTX 980s in the loop with a Swiftech H20-320 Elite and compared them to other custom solutions like the Alpha Monster 360 and half a dozen other fully custom rad solutions and the Swiftech was right in line with them all. Temps held around 66C under stress testing 11 passes of Prime95 and the others were in the same range 64-68C, all of them under 70C and none of them getting cooler than 62C. The differences were not even minimal, they were identical. At least with an AIO like that you get a great warranty
  5. jaredmykal1 said:
    mykeloid said:
    I've seen combos like all in one reservoir and pump, my questions is. Is that better than getting a seperate reservoir and pump? is there a difference in terms of performance?


    Usually, a separate pump + res is better. Also, you can find fittings that will mount a tube reservoir on top of the d5 pump.


    My problem is the space, I have a M-ATX case (corsair 350d to be exact). So I'm wondering if its sufficient if I get the pump/reservoir.
  6. Best answer
    mykeloid said:
    jaredmykal1 said:
    mykeloid said:
    I've seen combos like all in one reservoir and pump, my questions is. Is that better than getting a seperate reservoir and pump? is there a difference in terms of performance?


    Usually, a separate pump + res is better. Also, you can find fittings that will mount a tube reservoir on top of the d5 pump.


    My problem is the space, I have a M-ATX case (corsair 350d to be exact). So I'm wondering if its sufficient if I get the pump/reservoir.

    In that case(literally) I would go for an AIO, its performance would be a few degrees but the space-saving would be worth it.
  7. jaredmykal1 said:
    mykeloid said:
    Hi,
    I'm about to build my first custom water cool build. I just want to know the basics on how or what pump should I choose. I'm planning on getting 2x 240mm radiators going through a CPU and 2 GPU's. Any recommendation would help.


    A D5 pump is a great one. For something like your setup I would keep the pump at medium to upper speeds, and you may expand your loop later.


    Bump...

    Look at Swiftech D5 very nice
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16737/ex-pmp-203/Swiftech_MCP655_Variable_Speed_12v_Water_Pump_w_G14_Thread_Ports_Perfectly_Tapped.html?tl=g30c107s1802

    and EKWB
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21014/ex-pmp-245/EK_D5_X-Top_Pump_Top_w_D5_Vario_Pump_-_Black_Acetal_EK-XTOP_D5_Vario_-_Acetal_incl_pump.html?tl=g30c107s1802
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