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Old October 9, 2009, 11:54 PM
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A few quick watercooling questions

1.) I was told that the Swiftech MCP-355 with and Ek-DDC X-Top Waterblock (http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=71&products _id=376) better than the Swiftech MCP-655? Just want some more confirmation than from one person.

2.) Also, my second question. I know that it doesn't matter the configuration of the water cooling loop. However, after reading some posts I became aware that after the water passes through the pump, there is a little bit of heat transfered - not enough to matter, but on a budget build, every bit helps. So what do you think of this

Resivoir --> Pump --> 120.4 Radiator --> CPU --> NB --> 120.2 --> 4870X2 --> Resivoir

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Old October 10, 2009, 12:40 AM
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1. I don't know
2. That makes the water at it's coldest before traveling over the blocks. It's how I try to set my loops up. It doesn't make a big difference though.
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Old October 10, 2009, 12:50 AM
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the 355 and the 655 are both good pumps but I'm going to say he's possibly comparing the 355 to the non-adjustable 655.

The adjustable 655 can and has outshined the 355.
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Old October 10, 2009, 12:52 AM
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I believe the MCP655 has a higher flow rate while the MCP355 has better head pressure. With a top (I would recommend the XSPC Res/ Top for around $30) it sacrifices some head pressure for flow rate, though I could be wrong.
That being said, the MCP355's noise is around the 4-5 speed range of the MCP655, which is unbearable for me. I actually keep my pump at speed 1.
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Old October 10, 2009, 01:04 AM
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Hm... Again, more mixed answers lol. Well, I wont be ordering my pump for another week atleast, so Ill get some research down/ keep checking the forums.

How does this look for the loop?

Res > Pump > 120.4 Rad > CPU > NB > 120.2 > GPU > Res
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Old October 10, 2009, 01:24 AM
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Hm... Again, more mixed answers lol. Well, I wont be ordering my pump for another week atleast, so Ill get some research down/ keep checking the forums.

How does this look for the loop?

Res > Pump > 120.4 Rad > CPU > NB > 120.2 > GPU > Res
For that loop I'd definitely recommend a 655 adjustable.

The 355 is a good pump but as someone said they can run a bit louder.
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Yes I would agree, spend the extra few bucks and get an adjustable MCP655, it's one powerful pump that can withhold anything..

An MCP355 with a top is real good too, let's just say on a setup similar to yours when the topped MCP355 starts giving up, that's where the MCP655 comes into play.. Remember they are 2 versions of the 655, get the adjustable..
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Old October 10, 2009, 10:15 AM
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I ordered this one from NCIX (NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs - MCP655 In Canada.) It was cheaper than the one with "*WITHOUT SPEED CONTROLER*"
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you won't be disappointed. I have both pumps and can tell you the only difference i can see is with the bigger the loop the 655 performance is just a little bit better not really a big deal so
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I ordered this one from NCIX (NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs - MCP655 In Canada.) It was cheaper than the one with "*WITHOUT SPEED CONTROLER*"
Did you price match... the one with speed controller costs the same when price matched.. c'mon now..
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