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Hello guys, so I built my PC already, and now, its fine for the watercooling parts. I have picked out my radiator (the XSPC RX360) and my CPU waterblock, the EK Supremacy -Nikel. Now for my reservoir, I choose a EK-RES 250 x3 and for my pump, a Swiftech MCP655. The pump top is a EK-D5 X-TOP CSQ - Plexi. This is where im confused. So i know how to connect the pump with the pump top. Then, how do I connect the pump to the res?
And for BTW, what is a great tubing brand for 1/2 tubing?
Primochill? Fesser? Tygon? Masterkleer? I really like the primochill LRT becuase of the green, and if not that, then fesser would be my second choice.
I heard that many of those have huge clouding/plasticizer issues and can anyone tell me if those issues are solved yet?
If all of the above suck, I will go with Durelene 1/2 by 3/4 tubing. I have seen Jameswalt1 use them with mayhems pastel mint green and was very inspired to make my own WC loop. sooo recap:
1. After i put the pump top on the pump, what are the ways to connect the pump top to the EK RES 250 X3? is there like "cases to cover up the pump?
2. Best tubing brand for color?
If anyone can provide a youtube video showing someone installing a similar res and pump, that'll be nice. Or a website showing how to install external pumps and seperate res. Too many guides use a pump/res combo as they are more easy to work with.
Edited by geogga - 7/13/13 at 1:07pm
post #2 of 5
If you want to get Primochill, be sure to get the ADVANCED LRT. The advanced version is the new one with no plasticizers building up.


So if you want to mount your pump to the reservoir, there are many ways. You have to follow one thing:

  • Water Level must be higher than the pump inlet

Enlarge for better view (Ignore the tube on the right of the T-Block, its just the drain line.)



RESERVOIR MANUAL: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109841013.pdf
PUMP TOP MANUAL: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109842584.pdf


Edited by KaRLiToS - 7/13/13 at 1:24pm
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Thanks!!
So i think this is the kit you used right? Bitspower Matte Black D5 / MCP655 Mod Dress Kit.
1. And the way you set up the pump was the 2nd example in that manual so the fitting on top of the pump top is recieving the coolant from one of the holes on the bottom of the EK res. the other was used to go to the front radiator i assume.
2. And the one hole on the side was plugged whilst the other went to the front rad, and that applies to the bottom 2 holes; 1 plugged and 1 feeding water to the pump.
3. So if I ignore that random drain, the pump will feed the GFX, right?
4. The GFX Waterblock goes to the TOP radiator(is that the inlet or the outlet?) and then to the CPU.
5. The CPU then goes where? to the top of the radiator?
Also, could i switch the radiator so that the inlet/outlet is on the right side? it would make things a bit easier.

I drew a basic one, can you tell me if this is correct? teehee i just downloaded some random photoshop like app


Well this will be my actual one for now.
Can you confirm if this is correct?
Edited by geogga - 7/13/13 at 3:29pm
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the ports on radiators are both outlet or inlet. your 'drawing' looks fine.
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Thank you, and later on in life, how about this? Now, this implements a 240 rad on the front, a GPU waterblock and a bay res. For this addition, would i need another res and another MCP655?

Heres another one, tips and did I do anything wrong?
I think that for a gpu loop, another mcp655, res, 240 rad will be fine.

Edited by geogga - 7/14/13 at 11:04am
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