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Here are a couple pics that show what I am personally trying to do with two reservoirs, I just haven't been able to get anyone to help me decide thinking.gif

I actually have 2 MCP35X pumps, and in the pics you can see one which is attached to the bottom of the EK res (how I originally planned to set it up), but since I now have the extra bay res, i see an opportunity to use both which originally I was going to wait to do until I got the MCP35X2-Housing.... HMMMMM....

Anyway, here is pictures of loop minus tubing




   
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post #12 of 17
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I really like that bracket the pump is on. Is that case the Switch? I plan on going for a white or matte black one when I order all of my stuff.

Also, is that the heatkiller block+backplate on your video card? Love that too. Great minds smile.gif

Thanks for the great pics, love that setup.



Edit: Just checked your build out, looks like you're using a 670 ftw win too. I planned on going with the heaterkiller setup, but I read somewhere that the back plate was shorting out some dudes 670 ftw. Must have been a bad backplate or user error.
Edited by frozenwings - 11/19/12 at 2:13pm
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Thanks!! Yes, it's a white Switch 810, Rampage 4 Extreme, GTX670 FTW with Heatkiller 680 "Hole Edition" block and backplate, EK Multioption Res X2 150 advanced, and a bunch more.

Actually, the bracket the pump is on is the mounting bracket for the third reservoir I have, but am not using, a Swiftech MC-RES Rev2 lol.



Here's a few more pics of why Heatkiller is BOSS!

First, my favorite picture!


Some random pics showing the block



Getting it started:





And Finished!









Plenty more pics in my gallery if you want to have a look!
   
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My thoughts would be use one pump mounted in the optical bay and the bay res, I don't see the need for any more than that, much simpler and cheaper.
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I am considering that, the only thing being that by having the EK res there as well, it makes it incredibly easy to have a fill port, drain port, and it would also serve to reduce turbulence which is a known issue with the single-5.25 bay reservoirs...
   
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I am considering that, the only thing being that by having the EK res there as well, it makes it incredibly easy to have a fill port, drain port, and it would also serve to reduce turbulence which is a known issue with the single-5.25 bay reservoirs...

To me the pump hanging from the bottom of the tube res looks bad but thats just my 0.02. even though i did it in my server build wink.gif



i use the stop fitting on the bottom of my gpu block to drain with a container underneath thumb.gif

Never had any issues with my single bay res.

going the dual res way will mean the tube res will be completely full all the time.
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Hmm... I happen to like how yours looks wink.gif

I guess the difference, aesthetically, is that instead of a giant, long run of tubing coming from the 5.25 bays down to the bottom UT60 240 res, it would simply be a very short 90 degree bend from the pump to the rad if mounted below the tube res. Also, mounted below the EK res makes the bottom of the pump get a HUGE amount of airflow, something that it wouldn't get in the drive bay.

On the other hand, with the pump in the drive bay it would allow me to have BOTH of my pumps in use... I just don't know if this method would be "good" or not: cpu-to-EK-to-XSPC(bay)-to-pumps (outlet of XSPC Bay Res would have a single Bitspower 90deg dual-rotary fitting coming out and pointing down and then there would be a Bitspower Male-Male rotary coupler attached to that; the first pump would attach to the Male-Male rotary coupler, making the pump parallel with the floor of the drive cage and it would have the outlet pointing "right" if looking from the very front of the case; then I would have another 90deg rotary fitting, single or dual depending on space, coming from the Pump Outlet, and then another male-male coupler attached to the end of that; Pump2 would then attach to that Male-Male coupler, also parallel to the floor of the cage, and would point "back" into the case allowing the tubing to make a clean run down to the bottom rad intake).

Doing this would allow me to have both a fill-port and a drain-plug off of the EK res, and I have the Bitspower ball-valve plug fitting for one, and the EnzoTech Drain/Fill Port Fitting for the other. I was thinking that for the drain port, I'd simply have the ball-valve fitting attached to the bottom of the EK res (with a G1/4 plug in the other end to be extra safe) so that I can simply attach a piece of generic tubing to a misc compression or barb, screw it in, then open the valve to drain. For the fill port, having the EnzoTech barb/stop fitting attached to the top of the EK res courtesy of a ~6" piece of tubing that can be tucked away, but long enough that I can attach another piece of tubing to it to ensure that the EK res is truly 100% full, and that while bleeding the loop the only "open" spot is 2-3ft away from the case internals. Does that work, or am I going about this wrong?

Sorry for the wall of text, I am just "stuck" with this :/
   
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LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
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Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
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2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
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4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
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Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
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55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
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R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
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Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
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Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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