What pump to use with new conroe waterblock?

Seventyfive

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I'm trying to figure out what pump I should use when I upgrade my waterblock. I'm looking at a the TDX, MP-05 Pro, or Swiftech Storm (anyone have opinions on these?).

Right now I have a single CSP-750 which is running with a Dtek Spiral block for my socket A (yes, I totally skipped the socket 939.. i'm behind). Anyways, it works pretty well but I'm reading that these new generations of blocks need a lot of pressure. Any thoughts?

If I need to replace this CSP-750, do you guys have any recommendations? I don't want to do a submersible inline, I used to have a Via but it died and I don't like using a relay all that much. A good DC pump is what I'm looking for. Hopefully something cheap... I need to save some money for RAM. ;p

Oh, also: my loop is like this:
pump -> res -> rad -> block -> back to pump

Thanks everyone!
 

danks

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Jet impingement based waterblocks should really be paired with a pump with good head. I would recommend something like the 18w laing ddc ultra. It's more expensive then some of the other pumps out there but its ideal for those types of blocks. Especially a good idea if you ever add multiple blocks in the same loop.
 

jreffy

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The above poster is correct. Most reviews I've read about the Swiftech Storm (which I have just obtained myself) suggest the MCP655 or something better, like the Ultra, for best results.
 

Seventyfive

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Dang, sounds like I'll be investing $80 in a new pump ;(

Maybe I will try to see if there are other socket 775 blocks that will work with my existing pump. :rolleyes:

By the way, how is that Swiftech Storm? What pump are you using? Is it worth the $$?
 

chris.c

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This is a really good deal. If you never plan on taking the IHS off your conroe, or never plan on giving it 1.6+ volts, you won't notice a difference between the TDX and the Storm. Also, the TDX is a (relatively) high flow block, so a D5 will be more than enough for that block as well as a GPU block if you decide to add one later.

"The best" off the shelf setup would a Swiftech Storm block and a 18w DDC pump w/ modded top, but if you are not a hardcore WC d00d (which I figured because you made this thread) you will be more than happy with the TDX+D5 combo I linked.

Hope this helps.
 

Seventyfive

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Thanks Chris.c, that IS an awesome deal. I used to be pretty hardcore about my WC setup but that was 3-4 years ago when I was in college. Nowadays I just want a decent system that gives better than air temps without headaches or breaking my bank.

I think this is definitely what I will go with.
 

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If you go with the TDX you may want to pickup the brass top as well. Although the stock acrylic top looks nice its prone to cracking. Just a precaution... :)
 
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