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Old July 12, 2009, 04:53 AM
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The only real complaint I have is that I'm not overly fond of the mounting mechanism.
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Ditto on the mounting mech. I used some glue to make those plastic feet stick, and not fall off during mounting.

On a brighter note. I loved my CPX-pro back when I had a dual loop system. It ran brilliantly, albeit not having RPM sensor. I would buy that CPX-pro over a 350/355 any day.

On a sad note though, there are a few cases of the ceramic impeller chipping.

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although it's not quite up to the standards of a MCP655 or topped MCP355.
You can almost buy 2x CPX pro for the price of a 355 + top

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Whenever someone puts out a "what stuff should I buy?" thread, they're always bombarded with DDC-3.x and D5 recommendations, so it's kind of become ingrained in watercooling community by this point. Their in-stock situation at many watercooling stores is often poor too, I've noticed.
Plus this situation is used for 110% to milk end-user pockets. I tried to find Laing at good price for quite a while and all I get is middle finger. When I'm looking at D5 crappy plastic housing I just shake my head.

So, is only Pro version is worth attention or small one is usable too?
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Old July 12, 2009, 10:06 AM
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The Pro can run multi-block loops, and the CPX-1 should only be used in a single-block loop. Your call, but if I was going to buy them for resale, I'd just look at the Pro.
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I just wouldn't (personally) recommend the CPX-1/DB-1 for CPU+Other loops, or for many of the recent CPU blocks (i.e. CPU-350, Supreme, GTZ), as flow is almost certainly going to drop well below the 1gpm mark (Although many Europeans would say there's no trouble with that either). But for a couple of GPU cards, a chipset loop, or even some less restrictive blocks like the Fuzion V1 or the MC-TDX it'd be more than enough. Hell, I was going to use one for my GPU+Chipset loop recently, although I seem to have lost my own DB-1, so instead, I'm just using my MCP655 on setting 2.

And if you've ever noticed people commenting that they get just as good temperatures when setting their MCP655's to setting 2 or 3? The pumping curve of the DB-1 actually falls right in-between those two settings, and it pulls a watt or two less in the process. So the pump is definitely capable in its own right.
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And if you've ever noticed people commenting that they get just as good temperatures when setting their MCP655's to setting 2 or 3? The pumping curve of the DB-1 actually falls right in-between those two settings, and it pulls a watt or two less in the process. So the pump is definitely capable in its own right.
Wow! That is turning into more and more interesting discussion! I'm running this (below) at speed 2! So, Pro will be the same?

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On setting 2, what you have should be (roughly) equal to the little version, the CPX-1. The Pro is a fair bit stronger.

And as I'm given to understand it, as much as we love the pumps, we represent a very tiny percentage of Laing's sales. So we're all at the mercy of the price increases, which is why the prices of the pumps have gone through the roof over the last half-year. Annoying, unless you're trying to sell one of the pumps used.
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Hmm.. That turns into much more interesting subject then I was expected. It seems mass delusion is going on here...
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The DD pumps haven't been widely available. I picked mine up when NCIX first started carrying them (I think they included them in one of their weekly sales). I don't think it's a conspiracy of any form... just that folks gravitate towards what they know.
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