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September 27, 2013 4:13:16 PM

Almost 2 years ago, i bought an XSPC water cooling kit with a Swiftech MCP655 pump. Today the pump broke up, it started making alarming loud noise and the pump will only work for 3 seconds then stop for 5 seconds and work another 3 seconds, and so on... Not sure how to describe the noise but it was really annoying...

I must admit i was never happy with this pump as i invested $1000 in water cooling gear ONLY to get a quiet system and the pump was very loud since i got it. Performance-pcs.com didn't listen to my complaint and refused to allow RMA for the pump. So i ended up using it anyway, until today.

Now i am looking for a replacement of at least the same (or greater) quality. Keep in mind that quietness is my first concern and i don't need very big performance (my PC isn't even overclocked).

CPU and GPU will be water cooled, and i already have my 3-fan reservoir.

So i just need a suggestion for a good pump. I would also like to change my 5.25 bay reservoir, i never really liked it because the pump was shaking the reservoir against the metal of my computer case and it was making a very annoying sound.

I would really prefer to go with a pump/reservoir combo that i can just hide in foam at the bottom of my computer case to avoid noise.

i'm not sure what is my tube/fitting size, but according to my invoices from 2012 it would be either:
- Fitting Size 7/16" x 5/8"
- XSPC G1/4" to 7/16" ID, 5/8" OD Compression Fitting
- PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing -7/16in. ID X 5/8in. OD (PFLEXP-716-R)

Budget is not really a problem but i don't want to spend millions on this...

Oh and i need this ASAP this is urgent, so i need to order from a canadian shop or get it shipped hyper fast with fedex from the USA...

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a c 167 K Overclocking
September 27, 2013 4:31:01 PM

Moving up from the most basic to best with the Swiftech line

MCP655
MCP35x
MCP35X2

Thing I like about the X2 is that if one pump dies, other keeps going .... nest get it w/ heatsink tho.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14962/ex-pmp-174/Swif...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16233/ex-pmp-195/Swif...

More to read here:

http://martinsliquidlab.org/category/pumps/
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1787372/water-co...
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September 27, 2013 4:36:13 PM

I'm a little bit scared about dual pumps, i had only one pump and hated the noise that came out of it... I'm scared about having twice more noise with 2 pumps... I would prefer only 1, anyway 2X would be overkill for my non-overclocked system
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a c 167 K Overclocking
September 27, 2013 4:46:56 PM

Didn't know what you needs were..... if the X2 is too much and the 655 too little.... that leaves the 35x ....as GoldiLox wud say.... just right
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September 27, 2013 5:29:54 PM

Temperature performances of the 655 were just fine and i would have loved this pump if it was quiet and didnt broke.

I didn't find a pump/reservoir combo for the MCP35x that wasn't 5.25 bays

This one looks very quiet, too bad it doesnt have a reservoir :(  :
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14523/ex-pmp-170/Alph...
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a c 239 K Overclocking
September 28, 2013 11:26:07 AM

ungovernable said:
Temperature performances of the 655 were just fine and i would have loved this pump if it was quiet and didnt broke.


You said in your original post you bought your setup close to 2 years ago, you may have gotten the earlier version of the Swiftech MCP655 without the ceramic bearing, I have 4 Swiftech MCP655s, 2 in operation and 2 as backups, and none of them make any excessive noise at all.

IMO you cannot get a better pump than the MCP655, but you can get a lemon in anything.

Have you checked with Swiftech to see if they would replace it?

If it is a non ceramic bearing model they just might replace it for you, it would be worth a try.

Swiftech does not want dissatisfied customers, that is not what they are all about, they make some of the finest quality products you could ask for, and they know they had an earlier bearing problem with the MCP655.

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September 28, 2013 1:29:18 PM

4Ryan6 said:
Have you checked with Swiftech to see if they would replace it?

If it is a non ceramic bearing model they just might replace it for you, it would be worth a try.

Swiftech does not want dissatisfied customers, that is not what they are all about, they make some of the finest quality products you could ask for, and they know they had an earlier bearing problem with the MCP655.


But it would take too long to replace the pump... 2 weeks to ship it to the company and 2 more weeks to receive my new pump... I need my computer back very fast, i need my PC for my work...

But if you say i can't get better than the MCP655 i may just consider buying another

Any suggestion for a reservoir to work with the MCP655 and that could fit in the bottom of my PC case and that would fit with my tubes and fittings ?
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a c 239 K Overclocking
September 29, 2013 5:45:30 AM

Keep in mind your reservoir has to be mounted above the pump and since you'll be mounting inside the case here are the choices I would spend my money on, I love the Bitspower because you can unscrew the entire black top for quick filling, just make sure it's back on before firing up the pump.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_657&products_id=26442

Or the larger 250.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_657&products_id=26443

And here's my pump suggestion, once you get up and running see if Swiftech will do anything for you.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=28303
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September 30, 2013 10:26:02 AM

Ok i'm about to order these items to replace my broken pump/reservoir combo:

Swiftech MCP655™ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
EK-D5 X-Res TOP 140 CSQ - Acetal
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17572/ex-pmp-216/EK_D...

Questions:
- is there anything else i need ?
- the pump says 12VDC, how can i confirm if it works with 4-pin molex power from my PC's PSU ? I don't want to use an external power adaper
- also, is it possible to put the pump/reservoir horizontally instead of vertically ? Or the pump absolutly needs the reservoir to be above it ?
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a c 167 K Overclocking
September 30, 2013 10:57:42 PM
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