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Hi, i'm going to be swapping from a pump/reservoir combo to a pump and tube res, and so bought the Bitspower D5 pump mod kit. However, I made the silly mistake of not realising that I also needed a pump top doh.gif My local retailer won't have the Bitspower tops in for another week, so in the meantime I was just going to use my res/pump combo.
My question is, does the res/pump have to be mounted with the inlet/outlet ports pointing horizontally, or can I mount the pump with the ports facing vertically? (as in, the faceplate of the combo looks towards the ground while the ports face up towards the top of the case).
Sorry if my description isn't the clearest, I can do a sketch up if it makes no sense smile.gif
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I have the Swiftech MCP655 laying on it's back (where the speed switch is) and everything is working quite fine. I believe the only no-no is to have the Pump lay on it's side.


Edited by R3apR369 - 8/7/13 at 4:23pm
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Hi, i'm going to be swapping from a pump/reservoir combo to a pump and tube res, and so bought the Bitspower D5 pump mod kit. However, I made the silly mistake of not realising that I also needed a pump top doh.gif My local retailer won't have the Bitspower tops in for another week, so in the meantime I was just going to use my res/pump combo.
My question is, does the res/pump have to be mounted with the inlet/outlet ports pointing horizontally, or can I mount the pump with the ports facing vertically? (as in, the faceplate of the combo looks towards the ground while the ports face up towards the top of the case).
Sorry if my description isn't the clearest, I can do a sketch up if it makes no sense smile.gif

Are you talking about the bay reservoir?

Depending on the exact model, and how the pump is mounted in it, that could be a really bad idea.
Most bay res have the water at front and pump at the back so if it is facing down the pump will upside down, and above the reservoir.
If it is the XSPC Acrylic model with the pump on its side it should be fine though.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 8/7/13 at 3:03pm
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Thanks for the replies, it's an XSPC D5 pump/res combo
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_367&products_id=34679
I would be mounting the pump with the speed switch facing the top of the case, so the opposite of what R3apR369 has.
I would also have the combo mounted below my new tube res, so my loop order would indeed be tube res then res/pump combo
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