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Why don't you fill the reservoir?

I wanted to partially fill it to see what the fountain effect looked like. Filling it would negate that effect entirely. The plan is to have it half to 2/3rds full. I'm just testing for leaks right now.
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Just a heads-up - Aquatuning delivery tends to be faster than the usual stateside shipments - no matter the carrier. Aquacomputer, with DHL, can be very slow - i.e., seemingly lost. See cpachris thread here.

So here's hoping that that ch*t gets to ya fast, B thumb.gif
Damn, this piece is coming from Aquacomputer. frown.gif Didn't know they shipped DHL. DHL sucks butt!
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The fountain effect isn't too impressive with only one pump:
Hopefully it will look better with two D5's pushing the flow.

I doubt it will be better with two pumps. Ok, you do have more pumping power but you also have your blocks adding restriction to the loop.
Could be just me but .. why don't you put the D5 strong into the loop as well? biggrin.gif
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I doubt it will be better with two pumps. Ok, you do have more pumping power but you also have your blocks adding restriction to the loop.
Could be just me but .. why don't you put the D5 strong into the loop as well? biggrin.gif

LOL! Talk about massive overkill! I think I just underestimated now nice this fountain effect would be.
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i think it looks better with colored / uv coolant
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LOL! Talk about massive overkill! I think I just underestimated now nice this fountain effect would be.

I was thinking about this at first and I am especially glad I did not go this route now. plus to me you are losing some flow by having this effect??
post #926 of 1540
you could always alter the inlet and restrict the end this should give you a better fountain effect.

and for some reason i keep losing your build.!!
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i think it looks better with colored / uv coolant

Probably, but I'm not interested in colored coolant or dyes. I'm running straight distilled + biocide.
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I was thinking about this at first and I am especially glad I did not go this route now. plus to me you are losing some flow by having this effect??

With 2 D5's most likely staying at full power, flow isn't a concern. smile.gif
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you could always alter the inlet and restrict the end this should give you a better fountain effect.

Worst case I'll just avoid the effect entirely, as I don't want to restrict the loop or mod the tube res. Once I get all my parts, I'll tear down my current PC and run dual D5s in a mini-loop on the kitchen table so I can see what that looks like. I'll make a decision then. The fountain creates quit a bit of turbulence in the water, so I might just dump it entirely. smile.gif
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Probably, but I'm not interested in colored coolant or dyes. I'm running straight distilled + biocide.
With 2 D5's most likely staying at full power, flow isn't a concern. smile.gif
Worst case I'll just avoid the effect entirely, as I don't want to restrict the loop or mod the tube res. Once I get all my parts, I'll tear down my current PC and run dual D5s in a mini-loop on the kitchen table so I can see what that looks like. I'll make a decision then. The fountain creates quit a bit of turbulence in the water, so I might just dump it entirely. smile.gif

I initially tried this in my build (think I might have an early pic of it but can't remember off the top of my head). It was a disaster as far as bleeding was concerned. The MCP35X I'm running (single at that) generated so much pressure and turbulence in the res that I was always sucking 70% of the air back into the pump. Once I ditched the inlet tube (fountain piece - don't know what to call it) and added the anti-vortex fitting instead... I was able to completely bleed my loop in about 40 mins (I had been attempting to get it bled the other way for over and hour and a half before I drained and made the change at the reservoir).

It does seem like it would be cool... but I think the hassle isn't worth it (unless you have a really tall res that is). YMMV of course. tongue.gif
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I'm all about the lazy. biggrin.gif Heck I haven't even planned a proper drain setup yet. I have two pairs of QDCs that I may or may not end up using. smile.gif Plus I haven't even considered a proper drain setup for this thing yet!! All sorts of crap that I've been too busy to consider. smile.gif
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Bart, still working on it ehh. Hang in there, the case is completely huge and different from the 810. Soo much space to work with and huge rad's you got.
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