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My PA 120.2 Rad is in the top of the case with the ports at teh front. The pump is directly below the outlet for the rad. There is a 2" piece of tubing straight down and the the PMP-400 with my XSPC Res Top. I bought a Swiftech pump heat sink and a fan, however, I cannot install it as the bottom of the pump is too close to the Vid Card.

Where the rad is directly above and feeding the pump, do I really need a res? I'm thinking of switching in the normal XSPC top and letting the rad act as the Res, then there will be room to install the heat sink and fan.

Two questions.

1. Any issues with what I suggest?

2. If I go this way, do I need a fill port? (I actually bleed the loop through the bleed screw on the PA 120.2)
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1.) no problem, but the rad is usually before the block(s).
That way the water is 1/4 to 1/2 degree cooler .

2.) Yes, you need some way to get the water into the system.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

1.) no problem, but the rad is usually before the block(s).
That way the water is 1/4 to 1/2 degree cooler .
2.) Yes, you need some way to get the water into the system.

Thanks. Not going to worry about 1/4 to 1/2 degree.
Good point on filling. Could fill through the bleed port on the rad, but that would be slow.
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post #4 of 4
You can always put a T-line into the loop for filling, although a little thought it needed regarding its position.

A T-line would need to be able to fill the tube / component immediately before the pump, allowing the pump to prime. It also makes bleeding a little harder, but not impossible. There used to be a lot of T-line builds a while ago, these seem to have become less popular recently.
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