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Basically, I would like to mount this D5 with this acetal top on this gel block on the side of a drive bay somehow. There is a chance the gel might melt a little so this makes mounting on the side more difficult. I would like to use a reservoir similar to this and this needs to be mounted on the side as well - because I am mounting in one of the middle drive bays.

1. Does having a bigger resevoir really make a difference?

2. What size tube resevoir can I fit in the space?

3. Is this the most silent pump/top/mount combination possible?

4. I am planning on using 1/2" ID 5/8" OD compression fittings will that be a problem?

5. How can I even make this possible?
Edited by FEAST - 12/12/11 at 12:44pm
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Basically, I would like to mount this D5 with this acetal top on this gel block on the side of a drive bay somehow. There is a chance the gel might melt a little so this makes mounting on the side more difficult. I would like to use a reservoir similar to this and this needs to be mounted on the side as well - because I am mounting in one of the middle drive bays.

1. Does having a bigger resevoir really make a difference?

2. What size tube resevoir can I fit in the space?

3. Is this the most silent pump/top/mount combination possible?

4. I am planning on using 1/2" ID 3/8" OD compression fittings will that be a problem?

5. How can I even make this possible?

1. Bigger reservoirs can be easier to fill in certain circumstances, but they won't give you better temps. Unless your reservoir is outside of your computer and holds 10 gallons maybe.

2. No idea, measure it.

3. Very silent/inaudible. The pump is nothing compared to the fans.

4 You will have to bend the laws of physics to get 1/2" ID and 3/8" OD fittings. If you reverse that, it is fine.

5. That reservoir can be hung a few different places, just experiment.
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post #3 of 11
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1. Cool.

2. Standard drive bay size?

3. The fans are AP-14 Gentle typhoons at 700rpm on a fan controller.....so......

4. I mean 1/2" inner 5/8" outer, will that work?

5. I am worried about screw spacing, will I have to drill or will it mount in regular drive bay holes? Any know how to mount a pump like that?

Thanks for the info btw.
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post #4 of 11
The common hiding space for that pump is front-bottom or middle-bottom, just in front of the PSU. The pump usually comes with a rubber pad with adhesive on both sides that attaches to the bottom of the pump bracket. I don't think that gel pad is really necessary, unless you don't have the adhesive pad. You can also attach the pump bracket with screws, which is what I do with it. I don't thing either of those items is cut to fit where you want it, so you'll probably have to drill into something. You're going to have to hold that res upright when you fill it, close it up, then put it into that spot where you mounted the brackets (or else you won't be able to fill it). Make sure you have some slack in the tube line in order to achieve that.
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Wow Im surprised nobody noticed this. That pump top is for Laing DDC/MCP 350-355, not the D5/655. Your gonna need a different top.
    
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post #6 of 11
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Wow, okay yeah. Anyone know which D5 top is the best?
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post #7 of 11
the top does not really offer any performance for the d5/mcp655(my opinion) If there are reviews on them let me know.

You will notice the permanence increase if used on a mcp350 or mcp355.


here is what I did with my MCP655 with a bitspower top
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The reason I want a top is for silence and looks. Also, I really want to mount the pump on gel - silence is a priority here. I have a pump right now and it isn't quiet enough....
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Quote:
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The reason I want a top is for silence and looks. Also, I really want to mount the pump on gel - silence is a priority here. I have a pump right now and it isn't quiet enough....

A pump top will not make a pump silent
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post #10 of 11
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It wont absorb a little vibration making it just a little bit quieter?

What does a pump top do then?
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