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Hello Guys,

I have built my first ever water cooling loop. Here are the pics.

IMG_20131123_193925.jpg 495k .jpg file
IMG_20131123_193944.jpg 261k .jpg file

I have decided to change the reservoir and also opt for a pump top & a simple draining system.

Here are a few parts that I am wanting to buy. For a reservoir, I am trying to decide between the Res/Pump Top combo or buy them separately. My budget is not much (about $100) as I have already spent quite much for this setup.

Res/Pump Top combos:

EK_D5_X-RES_Top_140

OR

XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir V2

If I decide to get them separately, then I have a whole lot of options. I can opt for a Tube reservoir with a D5 pump top and connect them together with a male to male fitting. But I may have to get a pump mounting system as well because I wanted to have this on top of my radiator in order to avoid hassles with drilling holes in my cabby.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20895/ex-pmp-244/Alphacool_Universal_Pump_Mount_-_120mm_140mm_Mount.html?id=2uBQ7xEN&mv_pc=27995

Also, for the draining the liquid, what do you guys suggest. Please also suggest the fittings that have to be connected as I do not know much about this topic.


Here are a few water cooling parts that I currently have installed in my PC:

EK XT360 Rad
EK XT240 Rad
XSPC Raystorm Intel CPU Block
Swiftech MCP655 D5 Pump
Enzotech 1/2 x 3/4 Compression Fittings
XSPC FLX Tubing
Swiftech Micro Res V2

Please assist. I really need an advice on this as I am planning to order these parts later this week.
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How about this?

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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

How about this?


Well I would only have one fill port and this is the reservoir. I am not sure about the drain port. I mean, what are the components that are required to get myself a decent drain port? I am not sure because I see too much stuff. I am confused.
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Well I would only have one fill port and this is the reservoir. I am not sure about the drain port. I mean, what are the components that are required to get myself a decent drain port? I am not sure because I see too much stuff. I am confused.

You are going to want a:

 

 

I wouldn't suggest a "free-floating" drain setup in your loop, as the constant turbulence in the fluid in the loop will cause that section to vibrate, and since its free floating, it can rattle against your case. The best place to mount it would be at one of the bottom two G1/4 holes on the radiator, that way most of the fluid will be able to be drained out of the loop, since you don't have a multi-port radiator on the bottom.

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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

You are going to want a:

I wouldn't suggest a "free-floating" drain setup in your loop, as the constant turbulence in the fluid in the loop will cause that section to vibrate, and since its free floating, it can rattle against your case. The best place to mount it would be at one of the bottom two G1/4 holes on the radiator, that way most of the fluid will be able to be drained out of the loop, since you don't have a multi-port radiator on the bottom.

Thanks a lot. That gave me an idea of choosing various drain parts. Can you also suggest me a reservoir please. For a reservoir, I am trying to decide between the Res/Pump Top combo or buy them separately.

Res/Pump Top combos:

EK_D5_X-RES_Top_140

OR

XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir V2

If I decide to get them separately, then I have a whole lot of options. I can opt for a Tube reservoir with a D5 pump top and connect them together with a male to male fitting. But I may have to get a pump mounting system as well because I wanted to have this on top of my radiator in order to avoid hassles with drilling holes in my cabby.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20895/ex-pmp-244/Alphacool_Universal_Pump_Mount_-_120mm_140mm_Mount.html?id=2uBQ7xEN&mv_pc=27995
post #6 of 8
This is what I came up with for a 140mm rad (alphacool UT60-280 in pic) .... lose BP-MBWP-C40 extender for a 120mm rad



Name (what I call it) - (Name (what FCPU calls it) - FCPU stocl No. - Cost
Link


G1/4" 90° Rotary Bend - Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Rotary 90° G1/4" Adapter (BP-MB90R) - ex-tub-629 $11.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10376/ex-tub-629/Bitspower_G14_Matte_Black_Rotary_90_G14_Adapter_BP-MB90R.html?tl=c101s1306b145

G1/4" Male by Male Extender-Bitspower Dual G1/4" Male / Male Fitting - Matte Black (BP-MBWP-C08) - ex-tub-60 9$5.25
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10363/ex-tub-609/Bitspower_Dual_G14_Male_Male_Fitting_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C08.html?tl=c101s1354b145

G1/4 30mm Fitting Extender - Bitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 30mm - Matte Black (BP-MBWP-C63) - ex-tub-777 $7.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12340/ex-tub-777/Bitspower_G14_Male_to_Female_Extender_-_30mm_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C63.html?tl=c101s1354b145

G1/4 Fitting Extender - Bitspower G 1/4" Thread Fitting Extender - Matte Black (BP-MBWP-C40) - ex-tub-700 $2.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10371/ex-tub-618/Bitspower_G_14_Thread_Fitting_Extender_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C40.html?tl=c101s1354b145#options

Quick-Disconnect for Drain - Bitspower Matte Black Quick-Disconnected Male w/ Inner G1/4 (BP-MBQDMIG14) - ex-tub-1636 $19.95
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17966/ex-tub-1636/Bitspower_Matte_Black_Quick-Disconnected_Male_w_Inner_G14_BP-MBQDMIG14.htm

Include some blue loctite (on thre stright threads under rad NOT on the 90 elbow into the rad) if ya expect to the get the quick disconnect off smile.gif

As for the other part that ya keep in ya drawer till ya drain

-Quick-Disconnect for Drain - Bitspower Matte Black Quick-Disconnected Female w/ G1/4 Thread (BP-MBQDFG14) - ex-tub-1635$23.50http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17965/ex-tub-1635/Bitspower_Matte_Black_Quick-Disconnected_Female_w_G14_Thread_BP-MBQDFG14.html

-F x F Extender - Bitspower G1/4 Female to Female Extender - 30mm - Matte Black (BP-MBWP-C74) - ex-tub-953 - $7.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13555/ex-tub-953/Bitspower_G14_Female_to_Female_Extender_-_30mm_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C74.html?tl=c101s1354b145&id=4NiLmkLB&mv_pc=2463

-G1/4" x Compression Connector (Male)-Bitspower G1/4 Thread 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD Rotary Compression Fitting - Matte Black (BP-MBRCPF-CC2) - ex-tub-700$13.99http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11107/ex-tub-700/Bitspower_G14_Thread_38_ID_x_12_OD_Rotary_Compression_Fitting_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBRCPF-CC2.html?tl=c409s1032b145

- Tubing-Tygon 2475 Ultra Chemical Resistant Plasticizer Free Tubing - 3/8" ID (1/2" OD) - Clear (ACG00027) - ex-tub-663$2.75
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10691/ex-tub-663/Tygon_2475_Ultra_Chemical_Resistant_Plasticizer_Free_Tubing_-_38_ID_12_OD_-_Clear_ACG00027.html


Ummm yeah .....its about $96.50 smile.gif

I went with the EK-Res 3 x 250 with multi port top ... went with white to break up the black....and a separate pump
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/24/13 at 8:51pm
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For a drain port all you need is a tee, some tube and a marble.
Same for a fill port

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Need ? Need ? it's not about need .... This OCN ! smile.gif
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