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D5 Pump and a reservoir?

ktran714
  • 17 months ago

Hello. For those of you who water cool, I would like to know what’s the best D5 pump that one can buy right now that is efficient and top notch. And also what’s a good reservoir to go along with it. Thanks.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't go Alphacool. Paul from PaulsHardware had one fail on him in his $10k Riptide build. It's pretty well-known that they don't last, but it's just that kind of general rumor-y information.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Apart from Alphacool's VP755 pump motor which is not a real D5 pump (doesn't seal with some D5 pump tops or D5 pump+res combo units), all D5 pump motors are made by Xylem or Laing (brand of Xylem). The water cooling companies like Watercool, EKWB, Bitspower, XSPC, Alphacool, ... just add their label and each of them offers their own D5 pump top (the actual pump housing) or D5 pump+res combo unit (pump housing + res in one piece). Some pumps also come with added PWM control capabilities.

As for the reservoirs, I prefer the design of Watercool's "Heatkiller Tube" line, but really take whichever you like most. Most reservoirs are either available as solo unit or as pump+res combo, whereas the latter one either allows you to install a D5 pump motor or comes with one already mounted.

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