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My x-res is a 140 not the 100 so the 100 will be smaller. Here is the specs for the 100

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-PSS/EK-PSS-3831109842652.pdf
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post #22 of 46
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I converted your measurements to millimeters then subtracted 40 from it. It ended up around 15.6cm and the drive bay space is roughly 17cm. I need some space to be able to fill it, and some more to place some decoupling material below it. Plus it will look ugly sitting on the pump.

I would like a drive bay res, but I'm worried about the pump noise because you can't decouple a pump when mounted on the drive bay res. Also you can't use a pump top that way. Am I correct?

The only other option is to have to pump separate from the res, with a top or without one.

What are the most common D5 setups?
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I converted your measurements to millimeters then subtracted 40 from it. It ended up around 15.6cm and the drive bay space is roughly 17cm. I need some space to be able to fill it, and some more to place some decoupling material below it. Plus it will look ugly sitting on the pump.

I would like a drive bay res, but I'm worried about the pump noise because you can't decouple a pump when mounted on the drive bay res. Also you can't use a pump top that way. Am I correct?

The only other option is to have to pump separate from the res, with a top or without one.

What are the most common D5 setups?

Most d5 setups are either a drive bay or a tube res with a separate pump. That way you can put the tube somewhere viewable and hide the pump down below. Drive bay res is a good option if your limited in room, but there are some very small reservoirs out there like the swiftech micro res.
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post #24 of 46
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After doing lots of research I think I'll just stick to the MCP35X. It should be alright.

I'm just waiting for some parts to restock at SpecialTech.co.uk and then I'm placing my order. I hope this happens on Monday. thumb.gif
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post #25 of 46
You won't regret the MPC35x. I have been running one for two years now with 2 360 radiators, cpu, and gpu block with a 250mm res. I know you are working with limited space, but you can mount it anywhere, if it gets too hot you can get a heatsink for it. Just my opinion but stay away from the bay reservoirs, they tend to rattle and leak.
    
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post #26 of 46
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There's no way in hell I'm getting a bay reservoir, the internet is full of regretful buyers.

The MCP35X has a flat bottom so it should be pretty easy to decouple. I'm going to pair it with an EK-DDC X-RES 100 reservoir/top and place it altogether in my drive bay space. The dimensions match. biggrin.gif This setup doesn't need any fancy fittings either, just 2 straight barb fittings. Can't ask more than that!
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I just ordered my parts! biggrin.gif

CPU Block: EK Supremacy Clean CSQ - Copper Acetal
Radiator: XSPC AX240 Dual Radiator
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X
Res/Top: EK Laing DDC X-Res Reservoir Top 100 CSQ - Acetal
Fittings: EK PSC Compression Fittings 1/2" ID - 3/4" OD
Tubing: Primochill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 1/2" ID - 3/4" OD
Fans: Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1850RPM
Coolant: Mayhems X1 Fluid Clear
Dye: Mayhems Dye - Red

I hope I didn't forget anything. I got 6 fittings (2 per block/rad/pump), 2 meters of tubing, and 2 liters of coolant.
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post #28 of 46
Grats, good luck with the loop. Just make sure you do at least a 12 hour leak test (I suggest 24 hours) before you plug in the main components.
    
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post #29 of 46
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Thanks, will do!
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post #30 of 46
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All the parts came in today! biggrin.gif This will be a busy day.

Got anything to point out as per the process of setting the loop up? I don't want to make any mistakes.. redface.gif
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