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anyone know much about the new Barrow block / pump / mini-res combo unit?

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Based on that...

You'd plug (4) into the motherboard's power switch spot (6) and your case power switch into (5). Then it sounds like it will power off your computer if the pump stops working.

(3) can go into your CPU header or AIO pump header, doesn't really matter, it's only used for the PWM signal. The power for the pump comes over the traditional 4pin molex. The AIO header on your motherboard likely just allows higher amperage for when you're actually powering the pump off it.
Thank you Sir!
 

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It should come with a dial to change the pump speed like the one in the picture below.
 

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It should come with a dial to change the pump speed like the one in the picture below.
Yes, I read that as well. So you can set it manually or use the MB with PWM if it supports it. But looking at someone the vendors and description of the content of the box, I didn't see the controller listed...

This CPU cooler & res combo will work nicely with a single 240 rad...or 2 x 120 & GPU block (low heat card) but with a bit more info from a few other threads in other blogs and a lengthy email discussion I had with a well known brand in the pc cooling industrie's technical support...he mentions that it would work with 2 x 240s & GPU Block but he fears the pump will struggle and with an i9900k OC, I would be capped on performance at some point and be disappointed with the end result which may just now perform well for long periods of time.

A bit further in our discussion, he pointed out that this component would be best on Stock CPU settings, 240 rad or 2 x 120 & GPU block and a good case exhaust, especially in a SFF.

So I decided to go another route...IceMan Cooler (on its way), Swiftech MCP35x if I can find one. Spoke to Swiftech yesterday and they are still waiting for their orders to come in...they have no clue when... If I can find one new or used will take that as mybforst pick. If not I will opt for EK-DDC 3.25 (Xylem DDC-3.25TPPWM4) or Laing DDC 3.2 PWM 18W...which ever one I can get when I pull the trigger for a bunch or parts I'm getting.

A few threads say, they are all the same pumps, they just have different tops or none at all...

Thanks to all that contributed to this thread!!

Cheers!
 

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The iceman is really neat if it works on your case and you get a decent sized res to boot which is a downside with the barrow.
 

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The iceman is really neat if it works on your case and you get a decent sized res to boot which is a downside with the barrow.
I just got my Ncase M1 v6.1 in January and transfered my pc into it. It's currently running with a ML120L. But trays coming to an end sometime in the month or so...just waiting for all the parts to come in.
 

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Do you guys think this Barrow block plump + a 240mm radiator has better performance than a 240mm liquid freezer 2?
 

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Do you guys think this Barrow block plump + a 240mm radiator has better performance than a 240mm liquid freezer 2?
If your looking at it I take you have a SFF case, otherwise I would never recommend it over a dedicated pump/res and block.

IMO unless you absolutely want to expand to a GPU block or want to get into custom loops then I would just get the Freezer 2. Less hassle and way less expensive (Fittings are such BS lol).

The answer though depends massively on the radiator you get and how much a few C delta matters to you.

The Barrow block has some issues IMO. The mounting hardware sucks, I needed to use my own washers to keep the springs from threading into the plate and the screws from falling into the springs. Depending on your case + rad orientation It is also a giant PITA to bleed on AM4. Mine still has air in it and the only way to get rid of it would be to get an external Res and a bunch of QDCs.

*screws not screen
 
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If your looking at it I take you have a SFF case, otherwise I would never recommend it over a dedicated pump/res and block.

IMO unless you absolutely want to expand to a GPU block or want to get into custom loops then I would just get the Freezer 2. Less hassle and way less expensive (Fittings are such BS lol).

The answer though depends massively on the radiator you get and how much a few C delta matters to you.

The Barrow block has some issues IMO. The mounting hardware sucks, I needed to use my own washers to keep the springs from threading into the plate and the screens from falling into the springs. Depending on your case + rad orientation It is also a giant PITA to bleed on AM4. Mine still has air in it and the only way to get rid of it would be to get an external Res and a bunch of QDCs.
Thanks for the answer. I am gonna build a sff pc next year, probably will use the m1 case and the IceManCooler pump.
 

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