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Hey everyone,

I'm currently compiling a list of components I want to use to watercool my rig in a few months and I'm positively stuck on something.
I want something that looks like this:


I'd like to use the Laing D5 Vario http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/XSPC--Laing-D5-Vario-12-Barbs-Front-Cover-and-RPM-Wire_31727.html
and this EK res http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/EK-Water-Blocks-EK-RES-X3-250-Reservoir_38148.html

But, I have no idea if that res would be able to plop on top of the pump, or what I need to allow it to be put on top (without any tubing, is this possible?)
This will be my first time I dip my toes in to water and I want to make sure I get everything right.
Any sort of help would be vastly appreciated.
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post #2 of 19
you need to get a mod top for that pump , for it to work and a special bottom for the res for it to fit are get a mod top and get a small male to male connector (aprox 1 inch it would barley be noticeable)
post #3 of 19
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Thanks for the fast response!
Where might I find one of these tops?
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post #4 of 19
Same place as you linked the pump:

Any D5 top will work, something like this for example:
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/XSPC-Laing-D5-Acetal-Pump-Top-Multi-Port_36720.html


You can get very low profile fittings to link the res to the pump, one of these will only have a few millimetres showing:
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Alphacool-Male-G14-outer-thread-to-Male-G14--Deep-Black_25365.html

Note that the coupling above in not a rotary - meaning you will have little choice about the alignment of the pump outlet and tube side inlets. You can get a rotary fitting instead however they are a little bulky:
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Alphacool-Rotary-Male-G14-to-Male-G14-Deep-Black_20754.html
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post #6 of 19
this is something that would work very well for what you want, im in the US so i dont know where to get it over there but at least this will give you something to look for. although frozencpu does ship international but it costs quite a bit

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17572/ex-pmp-216/EK_D5_X-RES_Top_140_-_Acetal_-_Laing_D5_Swiftech_MCP655-B655655-PWM.html?tl=c595s1937b133#blank
    
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post #7 of 19
well for me I would goto PPCS
(performancepcs)


just get something like this !

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_773&products_id=34434

that is the kit for the res , feet and all that is needed to make it like that ! (res on top of pump! )
and this is your top needed for pump!

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_773&products_id=27699
post #8 of 19
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Ah you guys are great, it has become a lot clearer for me now!
So this is my (hopefully) finalised list of components!


£455 doh.gif
oh well, all in the name of low noise and E-peen!

Edit for picture correction
Edited by Magical Eskimo - 5/30/13 at 8:14am
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post #9 of 19
thats it? I spent like 1800$ USD are more on my loop hahah
post #10 of 19
Jeez guys, Magical Eskimo is in the UK. It says so under his name and in his sig, he even linked a UK webshop...

You have a few chioces -

http://specialtech.co.uk/ <- used them quite a lot, fast delivery, good range of products.

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/ <- Just make sure everything is in stock, they have a habit of holding shipments for months with no communication waiting for something to be restocked.

http://www.scan.co.uk/ <- limited products but sometimes quite cheap.

and of course

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk <- had a few minor issues with them before, not a huge range of products but otherwise OK.
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