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Old February 14, 2009, 11:12 PM
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I found the MCP355 at Direct Canada for 79$ plus the custom top around 30$.The only thing what i'm worried about MCP350 and MCP355 the reliability.The MCP355 a lot of people are saying that it is noise.
The MCP655 I saw some videos and on full speed it is very noise.
The Danger Den DDCPX-PRO i don't now if will handle a cpu-gpu loop.
The MCP350 and 355 used to have reliability problems, but that was an older version of them. The current ones are just fine. The CPX-PRO is actually a little more powerful than the MCP350 (but not the 355), so you don't have to worry about power with it. For noise, even if the pump doesn't make noise, it can vibrate your case and become very noisy. The important thing is to put some soft foam or gel underneath the pump - this goes for any of the pumps.
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For noise, even if the pump doesn't make noise, it can vibrate your case and become very noisy. The important thing is to put some soft foam or gel underneath the pump - this goes for any of the pumps.
IMHO not use gel for it blocks heat desaipation, insulates pump an keeps heat in.

best use rubber grommets on screw mounts so pump can breathe an cool pump motor
with a hole opening for bottom of pump, a right angle bended sheet metal bracket works great

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Old February 15, 2009, 09:19 AM
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Good point, although I've had a slab of gel-stuff under my 350 with an XSPC restop weighing it down for some time now, and not a hiccup yet. But yeah, I wouldn't have risked it with the 355's higher power consumption.
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Ok guys last things.
I changed my mind regarding the pump.I will go with either MCP350 or MCP355 with custom tops,And i changed my cpu water block with Koolance CPU-340 CPU.Now regarding the pumps:
- I saw on some other forums that MCP355 it is loud
.Now i have in may case 6x120 mm case fans running at 1200rpm.I don't think that this pump it's louder than aprox 2 of my fans right?
- The MCP350 it is more noiseless but with a custom top can handle 1xMCP220,1xMCR120 and 2 water blocks.
One more thing about MCP355 : it is a little beat cheaper than MCP350.
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Koolance CPU-340 i like the look of this water block and i read 1 review and performance it is very good.


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Ok guys last things.
I changed my mind regarding the pump.I will go with either MCP350 or MCP355 with custom tops,And i changed my cpu water block with Koolance CPU-340 CPU.Now regarding the pumps:
- I saw on some other forums that MCP355 it is loud
.Now i have in may case 6x120 mm case fans running at 1200rpm.I don't think that this pump it's louder than aprox 2 of my fans right?
- The MCP350 it is more noiseless but with a custom top can handle 1xMCP220,1xMCR120 and 2 water blocks.
One more thing about MCP355 : it is a little beat cheaper than MCP350.
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Koolance CPU-340 i like the look of this water block and i read 1 review and performance it is very good.
Uh why Koolance? I haven't heard any good about them...
I'd stick with the Swiftech Apogee GTZ or D-TEK FuZion v2. Also the Enzotech blocks aren't too bad and look amazing IMO.

And the MCP355 will be inaudible in your case IMO. With that many fans, I doubt you'd hear the pump. But like I said, your loop needs to be FULLY bleed. There cannot be any air left otherwise the pump will be noisy. It'll take time to achieve this but it'll happen eventually.
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I'm going to offer a vote against the CPU-340. I have that block myself, and I'm honestly not impressed with it. Weak design, mediocre performance. If you really like the looks, fine, but you might find your processor running a few degrees hotter than with a newer waterblock.
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i finished my setup:



What do you think guys?
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Looks great!! Nice and clean, with lots of room left in the case to allow for airflow over the motherboard components.

Only thing I might have done differently is to add a couple of inches to the rad ---> res line to allow for a slightly larger bend radius at the res.
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Now because i finished my cpu loop i want to add the video card to.My video card is the one that Best Buy is seeling: hd4870 1GB.
Questions:
1 - I found this full water block:XSPC Razor Radeon HD 4870 512MB & 1GB COPPER/ACETAL Full Cover GPU Water Block G1/4 - DirectCanada.
It will fit my video card?
I will buy this radiator to:Swiftech MCR120 Quiet Power Single 120MM Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded - DirectCanada
As you guys can see in the pics i want to put the second rad in the bottom left side of the case.Is that ok?
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Looks great!! Nice and clean, with lots of room left in the case to allow for airflow over the motherboard components.

Only thing I might have done differently is to add a couple of inches to the rad ---> res line to allow for a slightly larger bend radius at the res.
I am totally new to water cooling I am still buying components and
I was looking at that also but instead of lengthening why now just turn the res around so that the hose goes straight to the res instead of having it long and curved? like I said I am new to this and that was a question not an opinion
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