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post #1 of 11
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This is the case I have to fit it in:

http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upl...q11/q11-06.jpg

I have the ~4" tall area below the video card on the bottom of the case to fit a res and pump. The pump I'm getting is the mcp35x which is 1.36" tall, and feeds from the top.

Here are some rads which seem to have potential to me:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...0c97s165#blank

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...?tl=g30c97s165

http://www.swiftech.com/mcresmicrorev2reservoir.aspx

The problem is all of the out ports on these are lower than the in port on the pump, so it isn't downhill.

I've never water cooled before so I don't know what can be gotten away with.

Can I tilt the pump? Can I put the pump on its side?

Can the res out port be lower than the pumps in port as long as the water level of the res is higher than the pump's in port? I can always hold the res higher for filling.

Help me brain storm this problem with your superior knowledge and experience please!
post #2 of 11
If your pump is BELOW the res(gravity fed) you can put it on its side. And even if its not below the res, as long as you have NO AIR in the pump, you can still have it on its side. make sure its bled of air before mounting it like this tho.
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bitspower mini tank plus. Running a separate small res just wastes tubing and more importantly space for compact builds.
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That bitspower one doesn't look like it works with the 35x. I really like the idea of mobo speed control.
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Of course it does.
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How do you know it works? The base on the 355/350 don't look the same as the 35x, and none of the retailers list the 35x as a compatible pump.
post #7 of 11
check out the ek 100 mcp355 res top. works perfect(that's what i'll have soon as all my parts get here)

or skip the res, get a T fitting and just run a fill line and cap it off with a dd fill port
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How do you know it works? The base on the 355/350 don't look the same as the 35x, and none of the retailers list the 35x as a compatible pump.
The 35x, 355, 350 are all essentially the same pump, Laing DDCs! To make the 35x work with ANY res top, you just take off the 35x top and mount the pump onto whatever top, this case being the bitspower mini tank.
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Cool good to know. The bitspower looks quite nice. I think it'll fit but barely.
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I used to use a 35x res top in a htpc build but just switched to a bitspower mini tank. I use the bp mini tank in my server build as well. The bp mini tank is very short and is only as big dimensionally as the pump itself.

Here's a pic of the mini tank, very compact.

http://www.overclock.net/attachments...0-p1070733.jpg
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