2 D5's or one? Needs some help deciding.

Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by Justintoxicated, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Justintoxicated

    Justintoxicated [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So I already own 2 D5's one is a variable speed the other is not. I'm still making my list of parts for my 900D build so I do have a lot of space.

    I'm pretty set on getting an Aqualis Reservoir.
    This is just a link for the top but it shows the entire assembly. I'm thinking 450 ML size with LED housing etc.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/i..._for_D5_Pumps_Compatible_w_Aqualis_41094.html

    Or maybe a monsoon bay resevoir (someone talk me out of this haha).
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...rol_-_Matte_Black_w_Black_Trim_M2-D5P-MB.html

    The problem with either of these setups is only they only use 1 D5, but do I need 2?
    Another Option would be a dual top block for the D5's then hook them up to this:
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...servoir_w_LED_holder_-_Nano_Coated_34040.html

    I do like the way the internal reservoir looks. (similar setup below) http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/S...65-9458-00000293A665379D_zpsb7836cbb.jpg.html

    Opinions?

    I'm thinking a single pump internal reservoir, is a clean easy install, so I'm leaning this direction, but if there's a huge benefit to 2 pumps linked by an aftermarket top and then run up to the reservoir (requiring 2 holes to be drilled as in picture above) then that is fine.
     
  2. Cruiza

    Cruiza [H]ard|Gawd

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    Dual pumps generally aren't really needed in terms of performance; they're more for redundancy. So, it's up to you to determine if the additional cost (opportunity cost in your case)/noise/space/etc. is worth the peace of mind.

    Personally, I'd go for a single pump and whichever res allows me to best decouple the pump, which would definitely not be a bay-style res (i.e., the Monsoon).
     
  3. Imitation

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    I agree with cruiza, choose a single pump, dual aren't really needed for performance. Tho if u have a quality case, u can decently decouple the bay res. Mine doesn't rattle at all and stays quiet, though I've got the xspc that costs alot less.
     
  4. Justintoxicated

    Justintoxicated [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Wow, thanks for your guy's advice.

    So it is definitely better to decouple the pump from the reservoir? And here I was liking the idea of keeping them together:

    Takes up less space that way.
    - Makes installation of the pump simple.
    - Uses less fittings since it is integrated.
    - May obfuscate the need to drill 3/4th inch holes into the case to route tubes.

    The Monsoon (V2) with integrated pump is supposed to be easier to bleed than most Bay Reservoirs, and includes LEDs and a place for silver bullets too. I was actually starting to lean towards that one, but I have never owned a Bay Reservoir, I have only used T-lines. When people say it is hard to bleed them, is it really harder than a T-Line?
     
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  6. Justintoxicated

    Justintoxicated [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm sure it works fine. I'm trying to avoid any acrylic in my system though, although I was tempted to get the monsoon since it uses glass filled nylon acrylic for the window. The aquacomputer uses borocilicate glass, but boy do you pay a premium for it :p

    Ok so the monsoon is out then. Which leaves me with the awquacomputer aqualis, I can get the attached one for the reasons above, or the detached one + any dual delrin top for 2 D5's in series. Sounds like my best option is to get the all inclusive one since I should not need 2 pumps.