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    I've got a list going and I have one real question left to ask - bear with me as I talk it out


    firstly, I need help choosing a good pump, as so many places cite so many different ones that I'm going insane trying to comprehend it all! :eek:

    the components I would be using would be:
    • D-Tek Fuzion V2 [cpu]
    • EK Nickel FC4870X2 [gpu]
    • ThermoChill PA120.2 [rad]
    • Swiftech Microres [res]

    >> tubing of some nature, (tygon?) <<

    but yeah; the only thing missing is a good pump that's going to be as quiet as possible really

    I'm so totally confused about all of the names for the Laing pumps, zaqwsx mentioned a DDC v5.4 which totally throws me as I can't find it anywhere!

    is this a DDC350/55? it looks the same, but I know that's not always to say they ARE the same...lol

    so yeah; "DDC v5.4" or D5 or DDC350/55...I'm so confused..

    also, will I see any damage caused by the weight of the 4870X2 waterblock?
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    Thanks tig, how does this compare to the other tops on that site? and do you have any idea how quiet it is? :toast:
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    Theres a thread on xs forum,with that top and the 355 mod(easy,one blob of solder) its as good as or beats the 655,and you can put whatever size barbs on it you like,1/2",3/8".It is the best top for the pump.

    I have the same pump/top,and it is near enuff silent,i have mine mounted to the bottom of my case on two blocks of rubber.
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    I was considering that, but I don't know what it offers over the MCP350, which is supposed to out-perform it (with added tops) and have a smaller 'footprint' in terms of size and heat dump...
    I don't know, if you can recommend it, I'll rethink my strategies :laugh:

    and tig, I'm not sure I would be gung-ho enough to attempt to solder on it, but it sounds tempting :)
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    aha thanks :) but also, isn't the 350 supposed to be quieter than the 355? if so, I'd just add a top and be happy with the supposed par it brings it to with the MCP655, rather than the extra noise level for a little extra oomph.
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    just FYI my 655 is silent, and creates no vibrations. Great pump IMHO!
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    back to square one :laugh: back to being confused haha

    the MCP350 with XSPC top is meant to perform around the MCP655 mark, and is £10 cheaper.
    the 655 with any additional top adds another £30 or so onto the price, making for a £70-80 pump..ouch
    is the only advantage of the 655 therefore the vario function? (the switch on the back to change speed..)
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    have you looked over at the Naturally asperated thread?

    Opinion there when I bought a pump was the Swifty 655.

    @ tigger.... Im not downplaying your opinion, just adding a couple more pennies to the thought jar!
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    hmm, okay.. I'll take a look :)
    is that the only actual difference between the two, however?
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    No probs peet.

    He's in the uk though,and the 655 is more expensive here.Its down to preferance/money i guess.I'm just recommending what i have cause its cheap enuff and performs fine.

    Yes you could just run it as it is(350) and i guess it would be a little quieter without sacrificing to much performance.If you added more blocks later,you have the option to turn it into a 355 if you need more performance.

    And its £10 worth of free upgrade.
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    I didnt know the Swifty 655's were so dear over there. IIRC I got mine at jab-tech for around $85 USD!
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    i got a 655 for $60 on XS and one here with some other stuff for about the same. i have the other pump as well i could test the performance diff but mine has a petra top
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    Still be interesting to see the result if you have the time :)
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    yeah, that would be interesting :)

    and I would have gone with the 655 straight, but it's so damn expensive..
    I'm contemplating the 350 to 355 mod, but I'm worried about the result; if I then use it and the pump is too loud for my liking, I'm stuffed :laugh:
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    I wouldn't bother with one of those 655 tops unless you want to have both tubes exiting from the side, theres no performance increase like with the ddc pumps
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    ah, okay thanks :)

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