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I am currently modding a PowerMac G4 to fit an mATX motherboard with a fully water cooled system. For those that dont know the G4 has a side panel which opens downwards like an oven door on which there is the mother board and in my case radiators. If I mount a tube res and pump on that side panel so that when the door is shut they would be like a normal case, will the pump still work fine when the door is open, i.e. it is rotated 90 degrees, my concern is that this might somehow starve the pump and damage it?

Also any recommendations for D5 pumps, not sure which to go for.
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The risk is greater. As far as I know, you can even run a pump upside down as long as it has sufficient water flow. Once the system is primed and air bled, it doesn't matter.
 
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Pumps can literally be mounted any way.
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

The risk is greater. As far as I know, you can even run a pump upside down as long as it has sufficient water flow. Once the system is primed and air bled, it doesn't matter.

thanks,

also will this pump:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/alphacool-49092-vpp655-d5-pump-unit-only
work with this pump top:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-d5-x-top-csq-acetal-3x-g1-4-threaded-ports
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yes that Is a great choice of pump and top and they will work great together.

Almost all pumps can be mounted sideways without an issue but some pumps (Like the DDC and D5) can get damaged upside down as the impeller will scrape along the pump top.
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