Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Koolance reservoir and pump

Last response: in Overclocking
Share
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 11, 2011 1:42:20 AM

I think that is the weaker version- you would want the one with the PMP-400 pump, the RP-1005 if you are looking to go this route.

Have you read through the watercooling sticky?
m
0
l
December 11, 2011 7:46:12 AM

yep, i've read it. you pointed me that way a few months back. well eventually i will want to cool 3 570's and a 2500k at 4.5 at least. so have you used the 1005? and if so how great does it work?
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a b K Overclocking
December 11, 2011 11:46:48 AM

If you're going to spend that kind of money on a pump, I wouldn't get anything less than a MCP35X. It has a much higher pressure head to keep the flow going through your 4 block loop.
Share
December 11, 2011 1:44:33 PM

If you do get the MCP35X, if you use the sticky pad that comes with it and try to remove it, you WILL remove the Void if removed Sticker. Like I did! Stupid me.

But yeah, I'm very happy with the MCP35X. Very quiet even at 100% Pumping power!
m
0
l
December 12, 2011 12:31:14 AM

so i should get that and then a reservoir then? will the koolance not work good for 3 cards?
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 12:50:02 AM

The MCP35X is a much more powerful pump, and you'd benefit from the higher pressure head with 4 waterblocks plus rads. The Koolance will work, but you're already in the price range of one of the best pumps on the market.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 2:39:59 AM

Bitspower is pretty well-known. Looks pretty good too. XSPC also makes a single bay res, and I think they may have one that holds a DDC-profile pump (should hold the MCP35X)
m
0
l
December 12, 2011 3:59:56 AM

at a quick look not too many ppl liked the ddc one. id really like a res that fits in a drive bay because it will hold more coolant + i like the look. and thats less room in my case because i want everything to be internal and not block airflow.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 4:26:48 AM

Another option is the MCP655/D5 which has almost exactly the same nominal head (4m vs. 4.4m from the 35X), and there's many dual bay reses that exist. I have the Primochill Myriad and it's not the greatest by any stretch but it works.
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 12:48:48 PM

A res holding more water doesn't really amount to much other than holding more water.

I don't know how many bay pump/res combos you are actually going to find...most are at least 2x. 1x doesn't leave you much room to mount the pump and ensure the inlet doesn't suck air.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 1:21:14 PM

rubix_1011 said:
A res holding more water doesn't really amount to much other than holding more water.

I don't know how many bay pump/res combos you are actually going to find...most are at least 2x. 1x doesn't leave you much room to mount the pump and ensure the inlet doesn't suck air.


Just as a heads up, while looking up the MCP35X specs, I saw that they have a white one... :D 
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 1:33:56 PM

Ohhhh, shiny. :) 

Or- gloss white paint is like $3.50 per can.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 6:27:09 PM

Well, it's really just white matte plastic...but sure
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 6:35:50 PM

I know...I was giving you a hard time. I was this close (pinches index finger and thumb closely together) to painting my D5.
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 6:45:46 PM

That's a bay/res, yes, but you can't mount a pump in it...are you still looking for that functionality? If not, why not just get a res/top for a DDC?
m
0
l
December 12, 2011 7:11:44 PM

well if the swiftech pump will perform better than the koolance one ill get it but the only room i have in my case for a res is in a drive bay unless i get a new case, which im considering doing.
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 7:14:09 PM

You must have an extremely small case- a DDC pump is only about 2"x 2" footprint. With a top/res it only sits about 5"-6" tall. What case do you currently have? If it is this small, sounds like you might have bigger issues with airflow, anyway.
m
0
l
December 12, 2011 7:23:25 PM

i have the storm sniper currently but i want to get the haf x
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 7:28:51 PM

I think you should consider consolidating all your 'is this good' threads...I think you currently have 3. Please re-read as much as possible in the watercooling sticky- several of the concepts you are asking questions about are discussed in the sticky and should provide you with enough info so you don't need to ask 'is this a good.....'. We are here to help, but you have to help us out here...you are the one spending your money and will be doing the install- the more you know the better off you will be.
m
0
l
December 12, 2011 7:54:54 PM

im sorry if im being annoying, i just dont want to spend money on crappy parts especially if someone has used them and had a bad experience. but ya ill re-read it again
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 8:02:06 PM

It is getting confusing having several different threads open asking 'is this a good part'? I understand you are trying to get as much info as you can, but try putting together some components based on what you will need for your loop that fall within your budget- this way we can get an idea of what you are trying to work with. Having a solid idea of your budget, components you want to cool, components you would like to use and loop design will go a long ways.

When it comes to reservoirs - a res is a res...it really just depends what you want and where you want it to go. Hell, you don't even need a res, but it makes it easier to fill and maintain a loop.

When it comes to radiators, you first need to determine how many watts you are going to need to dissipate from your loop. You do this by getting a sum of all components' TDP you wish to watercool. Use this number to determine radiator sizes you'll need. When it comes to radiators, most of the ones out there are good- just avoid any with aluminium. There aren't any good ones that contain aluminum, s you will be fine. FPI just makes fins more dense on a rad to increase surface area, but total improvement over a lower FPI rad is 10-15% max. No real need for them unless you want to buy loud, expensive fans.
m
0
l
December 13, 2011 2:15:53 AM

o, also ill be replacing all the tubing if that is a good pump so aproximately how much will i need? ill be running water from res to 360mm rad on roof of case to the cpu and through both gpu blocks and lastly the 200mm by the front fan and back to res. i was thinking 6 or 7 ft. in case i messed up with a cut but ive never done it before. and at the moment im just looking at frozencpu for items before shopping around and i noticed some tubing is $2.50 and some goes all the way up to $22 for a foot. is the $2.50 crap or will it work good and last?
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 13, 2011 10:11:14 AM

You never really said what your budget was. The Rasa 750 pump is pretty decent for the price, but if you can afford better I'd get a better pump.

As for tubing, even $2 a foot seems quite expensive, and I've never seen $22 a foot. I use Primochill Pro LRT tubing, and buy it in 10 ft increments from Amazon @ ~$16.
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 13, 2011 12:38:27 PM

I just installed Primochill LRT on my project last night...pretty good tubing as I've used Feser and Tygon primarily in the past. My only beef is that the blue is more of a 'purple' hue.

Stuff is damn thick, but flexes just as well as both Tygon and Feser; makes great bends.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 13, 2011 2:31:12 PM

What size are you running? I could use my 3/4" OD tubing as a weapon...
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 13, 2011 2:34:58 PM

Yeah, it's 1/2"ID, 3/4"OD. You could definitely use a few feet of tubing to inflict some serious pain.
m
0
l
December 13, 2011 11:21:42 PM

boiler1990 said:
You never really said what your budget was. The Rasa 750 pump is pretty decent for the price, but if you can afford better I'd get a better pump.

As for tubing, even $2 a foot seems quite expensive, and I've never seen $22 a foot. I use Primochill Pro LRT tubing, and buy it in 10 ft increments from Amazon @ ~$16.

well id like to spend no more than $500 on parts but might go a tad bit over if needed. my goal is to keep everything in the case. so are there any kits out there with better pumps? and do you guys think with those two rads i can get rid of all the heat?
m
0
l
December 14, 2011 7:36:32 PM

Best answer selected by tjosborne.
m
0
l
December 15, 2011 2:24:03 AM

boiler1990 said:
If you're going to spend that kind of money on a pump, I wouldn't get anything less than a MCP35X. It has a much higher pressure head to keep the flow going through your 4 block loop.

thanks for your help man. i found a dual bay xspc res that fits the pump. i got those today and when i get paid next im gonna pick up the rx360, the phobia 200mm, and a 140mm res, not sure which one yet though but ill figure it out. that should keep everything extremely cool.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
December 15, 2011 12:45:29 PM

The RX360 is a great rad. One of the guys on here is running 2 GTX580s + i5/i7 on an RX360 and RX240 with amazing temps.
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
December 15, 2011 12:48:37 PM

It's amazing how well watercooling works when you calculate your delta-T correctly. :) 
m
0
l
!