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Best pump/radiator

Hello,
I am looking for an all-in-one radiator/pump unit. My proposed loop order will be pump, 240mm radiator, CPU block, 120 mm radiator, GPU waterblock, and back to the reservoir.
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  1. Swiftech and Aquacomputer are the only ones I know of that have a pump integrated with the radiator.

    Are you meaning a pump and reservoir combo? This really depends on what you want to achieve. This really comes down to pump choice as the reservoir doesn't do anything but hold water.

    Loop order does not matter and having a radiator between components isn't going to lower temps more than 1C (if that much). And no, the water 'isn't going to be hot' going from one block to another. It doesn't work like that.

    I have the watercooling sticky linked in my signature below.
  2. rubix_1011 said:
    Swiftech and Aquacomputer are the only ones I know of that have a pump integrated with the radiator.

    Are you meaning a pump and reservoir combo? This really depends on what you want to achieve. This really comes down to pump choice as the reservoir doesn't do anything but hold water.

    Loop order does not matter and having a radiator between components isn't going to lower temps more than 1C (if that much). And no, the water 'isn't going to be hot' going from one block to another. It doesn't work like that.

    I have the watercooling sticky linked in my signature below.

    Yeah, what general spec do you recommend for a set up like this?
  3. DDC or D5 pump are quite good, but even the XSPC X20 750 pump in the Rasa/Raystorm kits (you can also buy separately) is decent. But for a custom loop, you might as well consider a good pump from the start.
  4. rubix_1011 said:
    DDC or D5 pump are quite good, but even the XSPC X20 750 pump in the Rasa/Raystorm kits (you can also buy separately) is decent. But for a custom loop, you might as well consider a good pump from the start.

    I was thinking about the XSPC pump, but since the fill port is at the top, how do you fill the reservoir while it's in the 5.25" bays??
  5. You cut your tubing a little longer and slide it out the front when filling. Cap and slide back in when done.
  6. rubix_1011 said:
    You cut your tubing a little longer and slide it out the front when filling. Cap and slide back in when done.

    ehh, I am big on aesthetics so I would prefer not to do that. How about something like this? http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=23064
  7. Quote:

    Magicool Compact Low Noise 12 Volt 700 l/h Pump/Reservoir Combo

    Starting at: $74.95

    Product Details:

    This new Magicool pump/reservoir combo offers low noise, a small size and is perfect for low restriction multiple block cooling loops or CPU only Cooling. A must have for multiple loops and/or smaller casings where space is a premium!


    So you are going to choose 'good looks' over something that performs better?
  8. rubix_1011 said:
    Quote:

    Magicool Compact Low Noise 12 Volt 700 l/h Pump/Reservoir Combo

    Starting at: $74.95

    Product Details:

    This new Magicool pump/reservoir combo offers low noise, a small size and is perfect for low restriction multiple block cooling loops or CPU only Cooling. A must have for multiple loops and/or smaller casings where space is a premium!


    So you are going to choose 'good looks' over something that performs better?

    Hmmmmm... does the XSPC pump perform that much better than this one?
  9. Not by much; 750lph vs 700. I was meaning why not go with a reservoir and a DDC pump?
  10. Best answer
    You won't notice the 'extra' length of tubing needed to slide the Xspc res out by an inch,
    I'm Ocd on cables and tubing and my solution was to mount one of my Xspc res/pump units facing internally the 'extra' tubing is hidden by the front bezel but I can slide it a bit to top up if I need to


    (I don't use that res to fill anyhow)
    Moto




  11. XSPC Dual Bay res and an Alphacool VPP655.
  12. Thanks for all the replies guys! Alright, it's settled, I am getting a XSPC pump/radiator!
  13. Best answer selected by bradhchen.
  14. Glad to help man, shout up when it gets here and we'll guide you the rest of the way :-)
    And Thank you for B.A.
    Moto
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