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Choosing a budget minded water pump.

Jun 16, 2008
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North Chili, NY
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I have an almost full loop sitting around and just need a pump/res. I can just buy extra line in replacement for a res. My problem is that I'm trying to find a good pump for a loop using one CPU block (and maybe a bridge block) and a dual 120 rad. It's all 1/4". Are there any good pumps in the 30-45 range?

I'm currently looking at this http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9..._Water_Pump_500_-_500_Lhr.html?tl=g30c107s153

but I don't want to go ahead and buy something without some sort of feedback on it. It'll be a while before I make an actual purchase because i want to do more learning/research.

The CPU fan port is broken on my board for some reason so I decided I want to finally make use of this stuff that's been lying around.
Aug 5, 2008
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Hampshire, UK
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Get a Laing DDC pump. It's small, rather quiet and proven.
The go by many names:
Laing DDC1+ ultra / Swiftech MCP355
Laing DDC1t pro / Swiftech MCP350
Laing DDC3.1
Laing DDC3.2
They differ in power. For your loop, the weakest pump will do the job (and do it quietly).

You can install the pump on foam suspension at the bottom of the case and hose-connect it to res in 5 1/4 bay, or get a res that fits directly on top of the pump. (DDCs are very popular and there's plenty of compatible accessory)
Don't go for big 5 1/4 res that houses the pump inside. It's compact, but vibrates like hell.