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    Default Top for D5 pump?

    just wondering what are some good tops for a D5 pump?
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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    There are only two factors you need to worry about these days:
    - Looks
    - Convenient port placement

    I prefer the original Bitspower D5 Top, but it isn't available anymore.



    The V2 is good though, just has off-center port spacing. Otherwise, XSPC make a decent one, or you could find an original EK X5 top (not the new slab of garbage they're pushing).

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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    so BP top and mod kit?
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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    I've had a few of them for the D5, The bitspower one that Earth posted, but the one I had only had one port at the front and one at the top, I think it was a older model than what he has, I've used used the Koolance one and now I have the EK CSQ Plexi, I didn't like the Koolance one at all, the quality just wasn't there, But Koolance's other stuff has been great to me, but for some reason the pump and res. stuff they have, just never sat with me well. Even the expensive 452x2 res/pump I had, it was total crap and hard to prime. In the end, I sold it on ebay for half of what I paid. While others hate EK, the one I like the most right now is the EK CSQ one I have. It looks good and also has port options.

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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Kenny i was actually looking at this

    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    Kenny i was actually looking at this

    Thats the same one I have, but I have the Plexi (Clear) version of it. I really like the black one as well.

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    i like them both
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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    That's the one I refer to as the "slab o' crap". Would be okay if you sanded down the first 2mm, then had a new design engraved in it. There's companies that will do that for you.

    What res were you using Tee? Any chance you'd consider a bay res that mounts a D5?

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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Tee, your going to be using the D5 with the EK X3 Res correct ?

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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Tee, your going to be using the D5 with the EK X3 Res correct ?
    If you are, may I give you a tip?
    If you want the res on top of the pump, get a small G1/4" to G1/4" adapter and put one end in the pump, and then screw the res in like that
    It's been done before and it looks pretty sick

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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Tee, your going to be using the D5 with the EK X3 Res correct ?
    Yes Stan
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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
    If you are, may I give you a tip?
    If you want the res on top of the pump, get a small G1/4" to G1/4" adapter and put one end in the pump, and then screw the res in like that
    It's been done before and it looks pretty sick
    Thanks ill look into that.
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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    I have been using the EK-D5 X-TOP-V2 which works great. See installation below.

    EN - Tutorial: How to install EK X-Top D5 on a Laing D5 / MCP655 - YouTube

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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob2701 View Post
    I have been using the EK-D5 X-TOP-V2 which works great. See installation below.

    EN - Tutorial: How to install EK X-Top D5 on a Laing D5 / MCP655 - YouTube
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    Default Re: Top for D5 pump?

    Have you considered the D5 X-RES series pump top/reservoir combo?



    I have the res and the v2 pump top and for the new build I bought the combo.

    either are good but the combo worked better for me this time around by being more compact.

    comes with 4 small bolt on rubber vibration isolators too so this works better than the sheet rubber that the top came with.... and no more nasty brittle res holders needed either.

    EK-D5 X-RES 100 CSQ - Acetal - Reservoir Pump Combo - Reservoirs & Accessories

    EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ - Acetal - Reservoir Pump Combo - Reservoirs & Accessories

    I have never had any issues with EK... just not keen on the CSQ design... but depending on which way you want the ports to face you may be able to hide that as in this instance there is very little area of this showing
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    Grumpydaddy i just won the X3 in the giveaway so im gonna be using that.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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