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Hanging a D5 from an acrylic reservoir?

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Currently planning a switch to a Silverstone Fortress FT02, and I'm having a tough time finding out if it's a good idea to suspend a D5 pump with tubing.

Here's what I'm currently thinking of:

A Single XSPC Bay Reservoir.
Outlet 90° compression fitting feeding into the D5 with top.

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This leaves me wondering if it's a good idea, acrylic isn't exactly my favourite material to hang things from.
What do you guys think?
    
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I wouldn't risk putting unneeded pressure onto the fitting holding that piece of tubing connecting the pump and res together, if the acrylic doesn't break the connection at the fitting might come off squirting water everywhere. If you wanted to hang your pump like that I'd at least get some double sided tape, adhesive or zip ties and stick it to the drive bays.
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Originally Posted by Ixtli View Post

This leaves me wondering if it's a good idea, acrylic isn't exactly my favourite material to hang things from.
What do you guys think?

I wouldn't be comfortable doing that, seems like it would put strain on the the res port and its fitting. You could probably screw it to the side of the 5.25 bay though. Like the layout of the rig thumb.gif
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Why not get a bay res that allows you to mount your pump inside, such as the XSPC D5 Res or a more expensive Danger Den Monsoon?
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I wouldn't risk putting unneeded pressure onto the fitting holding that piece of tubing connecting the pump and res together, if the acrylic doesn't break the connection at the fitting might come off squirting water everywhere. If you wanted to hang your pump like that I'd at least get some double sided tape, adhesive or zip ties and stick it to the drive bays.
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I wouldn't be comfortable doing that, seems like it would put strain on the the res port and its fitting. You could probably screw it to the side of the 5.25 bay though. Like the layout of the rig thumb.gif

Yeah, agreed. It's quite a heavy pump.
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Why not get a bay res that allows you to mount your pump inside, such as the XSPC D5 Res or a more expensive Danger Den Monsoon?

That was the original plan, but I'm easily fussed when it comes to noise.


The watercooling parts I'm going to get:
SR-1 560 rad
Thermalright X-Silent 140
2x Bitspower 90° G1/4 adapters Matte Black

I also need a new pump + res since my D5's regulator broke off and now it's making an annoying, pulsating hum. It works, but it's driving me crazy. And the MCRES I have now just wouldn't make for a nice loop in the FT02 rolleyes.gif


The MCP35x looks quite interesting as well, perhaps I could suspend that one from tubing. Supported by elastic bands, if needed.
BTW, am I the only that actually takes pleasure in planning a loop? biggrin.gif

This is basically my idea of the loop, everything's pretty much set in stone apart from my pump + res solution.
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I don't think I would have any problem at all doing that, honestly. Especially if you used threaded coupler and not tubing. Comparing all three of my acrylic res I would be hard pressed to break them with a hammer. Definitely nothing my D5 would do to them. The thing I worry about is radiators, I bent the end tank badly on one of mine before trying to get the tubing off of it, folded it right up and tore a big hole in the side of it.

Anyway, why not just get a bay res made to accommodate a pump if it bothers you?
post #7 of 7
If you're just using elastic bands and not using anything sturdier to mount your pump you could just put a threaded coupler like someone else said and attach the pump to the res directly / lower your pump onto the rad and use a dplug and a few adapters to attach your pump and rad / sit the pump on the rad and use tubing like normal, well that is if your rad fans are beneath your rad or if they're intake if they're above the rad.. it's not the acrylic that is the weak point it's just the fitting with the pump hanging from a tube, it could always expand when your loop gets heated and the pump could pull the tube off if there's nothing supporting it other than tubing.
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