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Old 03-06-2010, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Danger Den DD-CPX1 Performance

Hey guys,

For my senior project I am constructing a water cooled computer.
I have made a choice on everything except for the pump.

My budget is $300 total and I'm at $214 without the pump. I can afford highly popular MD355 but I wouldn't mind saving a few if this will meet my needs.

Here's the pump @ FrozenCPU
Danger Den DD-CPX1 12V 3-Pin Powered Pump - (DD-CPX1) - FrozenCPU.com

I will update with my planned setup for anyone that wants to critique as soon as I restart my comp.

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Old 03-06-2010, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Danger Den DD-CPX1 Performance

It's an alright pump if you don't have anything super restrictive in your loop.

What will you have in it?

Edit: On a budget I would say get this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/94...tl=g30c107s155
Which is essentially the same pump as this, just sold under a different name.

I had one (CPX Pro) and it was a great pump for the money. Ran a Swiftech GTZ, MCW-60, and MCR320+220 rads just fine.
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I am planning on running a basic system with a Swiftech GTZ, GTS360 Rad, and a XSPC Bay res.

This will be cooling a E8400 which I'm hoping to push for 4.7 GHz on my EP45 -UD3P but it'd be preferable to have enough headroom to be able to add water blocks for my HD5770's when I decide to jump aboard the xFire train.

The Danger Den pump you listed looks like it is the next step up for the one I was inquiring about; that seems like it would work fine.
If the CPX1 is "just alright" then I'd rather spend a few extra and do it right.
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The GTS series rads are some of the most restrictive - any reason you chose that one?

I'd go with a swiftech MCR320... cheaper, less restrictive, and pretty much the same performance.

If you are going to add more blocks down the road I'd go with the DDC3.2 (MCP355) with a nice top right off the bat, you won't regret it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well this I didn't know, this is the reason I'm coming here for input.

So are far as a 3x120mm radiator goes this is my best option?

Swiftech MCR320 "Quiet Power" Triple 120mm Radiator - Black (MCR320-QP-K) - FrozenCPU.com
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Yeah but buy it here its cheaper
Swiftech MCR320-QP Quiet Power 3X120mm - Black

Or you could get a 4x120mm rad for close to the same price as frozen CPU is selling the 3x120mm
Swiftech MCR420-QP Quiet Power 4X120mm - Black

If you have any block/rad/general questions this is a good place to look for reviews and such
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was cruising SideWinder (thanks for bringing the site to my attention Burn, I had been there before but forgotten) and on my quest for the XSPC reservoir I had picked out comes to show that SideWinder doesn't carry that exact one, all their bay reservoir are pump/res combos.

This one caught my attention:

X2O 750 Dual 5.25in. Bay Reservoir Pump

I'm iffy as can be guessed but a review showed it to perform about 5-10% less than the MP655 @ medium speed.

Any comments towards that?
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I wouldn't do that. Personally I would do this:
Swiftech MCP355 12v DC Pump
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XSPC Acrylic Reservoir for Laing DDC

That's about the best performance you can get with a single pump.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I would truly prefer a bay reservoir so,


How about this set up,

Swiftech MCP355 12v DC Pump

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XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25in Reservoir for Laing DDC
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That will work just fine.

But why a bay res?
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