Prototyping Fr33Flow 48mm CPU Block + Pump + Res (maybe)

Sh0ckwaveFlash

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@Sashby - koolance has even lower profile then alphacool. Total height after installing is around 19-19.5 mm.

I’m using them in my current build.


Official specs say 19.5 mm.
 
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Allhopeforhumanity

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Any reviews?
I can't seem to find any video reviews from the common techtubers to share, but comparing the specs the DC-LT are only 120 L/hour and 2.2m of pressure head compared to an EK DDC for example has specs of 1000 L/hour and 5.2m of pressure head.

Most forum posts and user videos complain that the DC-LT is also significantly more intrusive noise-wise.

Edit: If you were keen on a DC-LT, why not just get an Eisbaer Lt solo?
 
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ermac318

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I can't seem to find any video reviews from the common techtubers to share, but comparing the specs the DC-LT are only 120 L/hour and 2.2m of pressure head compared to an EK DDC for example has specs of 1000 L/hour and 5.2m of pressure head.

Most forum posts and user videos complain that the DC-LT is also significantly more intrusive noise-wise.

Edit: If you were keen on a DC-LT, why not just get an Eisbaer Lt solo?
It's quite the paradox. I have read and watched some reviews of the Eisbaer LT Solo that say it's quiet and works great, then in other threads I've had people completely diss the DL-LT pump that's within it but running separately. Although it was rebadged as a Fractal Design pump block, JayzTwoCents couldn't get it to work in his dual rad Ghost S1 build and had to go with the Apogee Drive II.

So it seems like some people really like the pump and some don't. I suppose if you're building an SFF system with a single rad and a single GPU block, it should work just fine. Probably won't be as good as a DDC but probably isn't the end of the world. If you're trying to do a proper open loop, I would write the DC-LT off.
 
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Allhopeforhumanity

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It's quite the paradox. I have read and watched some reviews of the Eisbaer LT Solo that say it's quiet and works great, then in other threads I've had people completely diss the DL-LT pump that's within it but running separately. Although it was rebadged as a Fractal Design pump block, JayzTwoCents couldn't get it to work in his dual rad Ghost S1 build and had to go with the Apogee Drive II.

So it seems like some people really like the pump and some don't. I suppose if you're building an SFF system with a single rad and a single GPU block, it should work just fine. Probably won't be as good as a DDC but probably isn't the end of the world. If you're trying to do a proper open loop, I would write the DC-LT off.
I suspect that it comes down to quality control of the impeller system and whether you properly purge your system of air as well. The DC-LT design, much like the Asetek impellers in many AIOs, is pretty susceptible to damage by cavitation which leads to wear, noise, and performance degredation.