Is RP-985 an option to repair PC3-720bk?

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Is RP-985 an option to repair PC3-720bk?

Postby cjdials » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:22 am

I have a PC3-720bk case that has been going strong for what must be 8 years by now. I have replaced pc components over the years, and changed the loop twice, but have left the mobo and cpu alone. The case helped me to run an E6600 at a 3.2 ghz overclock 24/7 for that entire time, so I'm sticking with it. The LEDs went out a long time ago on the control panel, but everything else is still kicking.

Since I'm upgrading/modernizing things, it got me to wondering about the pump/reservoir. If the pump goes, can I stick an RP-985 in a 5.25" bay as the easy way to replace it? Eight years in, it might be time for a plan just in case and I see the replacement parts are long gone. Any concerns in hooking it up to that old radiator? Is the PMP-300 pump about equivalent to what the old EXOS systems used, or is that too much of a jump in pumping power?

Any insight is appreciated.

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Re: Is RP-985 an option to repair PC3-720bk?

Postby Ace0751 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:51 pm

I don't think it would be much of a problem to have it as a backup. If you have the extra cash and worried about the pump upgrade to the 1250, the pmp300 is mainly for light loads still compared to the 400 which will handle a better flow. It would be well worth the price for the upgrade.
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Re: Is RP-985 an option to repair PC3-720bk?

Postby Izerous » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:01 am

The performance and noise difference between the PMP300/400, the 400 is a lot better.
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Re: Is RP-985 an option to repair PC3-720bk?

Postby cjdials » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:13 am

Thanks for the replies. Looks like the RP-1250 is my next move for a painless pump replacement, and it will look pretty good in the case too!


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