Project Danger Den Water Box Plus Case Review (Part 2)ccokeman - August 28, 2007
Price: $89.45 USD
The heart of any water cooling system is the water pump. Without it, this wonderful cooling method just does not work. The pump we have chosen to use for this build is Danger Den's DD12V-D5. With a maximum head of 13.8 feet and maximum flow of 5.2 gallons per minute, this pump should easily meet all of our needs. The 12V DC pump is powered from the power supply, so no additional power cables or plugs need to be fit to the case as you would have to do with a 115v AC powered pump. This pump is sold by several different companies but is produced by Laing Thermotech.
The pump comes in a plain white box with the Laing labeling and the basic specifications.
Once inside the box, the pump is well supported, preventing damage during shipping. The pump comes with a manual and industrial strength velcro to hold the pump in place.
The manual covers not just this version of the D5 pump, but all of its variants. Inside are basic tips on installation and troubleshooting.
After trying to decide what size tubing to use, we settled on 1/2" tubing to gain some additional water flow and cooling performance.