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post #11 of 25
Yup they are right, wont work with that flow setup,
i have done a similiar res setup.. the problem with having two reservoirs in the same loop, is they will never stay even, or will transfer all the air to one or the other.. ****USUALLY**** my front bay res fills up 100% but it shows flow with the little spinner, and looks neat so i kept it. i would highly suggest sticking to one res as it will simplify your entire life.. lol. i agree with everything that's been said so far.
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Wow, you're a better artist than I.

No, just been doing it longer.......... I find it very helpful to draw stuff (usually 3D) before I build it.

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To each his own, but I think you might find that the long tube won't be as ugly as you fear. IMO tubes are beautiful! Snorkle.gif
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Seems fine.

Just out of curiosity, why are you keeping the tube rez? You just want the look?

yeah. Purely for aesthetic purposes. The 900d is so big that without bells and whistles it looks quite empty.
  
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Yup they are right, wont work with that flow setup,
i have done a similiar res setup.. the problem with having two reservoirs in the same loop, is they will never stay even, or will transfer all the air to one or the other.. ****USUALLY**** my front bay res fills up 100% but it shows flow with the little spinner, and looks neat so i kept it. i would highly suggest sticking to one res as it will simplify your entire life.. lol. i agree with everything that's been said so far.

I have actually set the loop up already in a different way, and I really didn't experience too many air bleeding issues. I use a setup of pressure release valves positioned strategically to expedite things. Perhaps you were referring to the tube res being top fed, and so you might be right about this causing air issues. If it does I'll have to reconsider, but I'm pretty sure that air can be bled from just about any setup with the right techniques.

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post #16 of 25
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To each his own, but I think you might find that the long tube won't be as ugly as you fear. IMO tubes are beautiful! Snorkle.gif

I completely agree... that's one of the things that drew me to custom water cooling:). But tube layout is also important. I'll send you a photo of it, but a long sweeping tube running across the motherboard is an eyesore if all your other runs are tidy. I also have DOM PLAT RAM with custom ligh bars, and a long tube interferes with their luminescence.

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this was my layout on my old rig.. hope it helps =)
post #18 of 25
Why use the bay res if you want a tube res as well? Bay reservoirs are a pain to fill and bleed, and like you said tube reservoirs look better and will help fill up the interior. If it's just about pump placement, get a nice pump top and mount it below the res. It'll look better, make maintenance easier, and your loop will perform better. Win win imo
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post #19 of 25
...Or, you could just run 2 separate loops, that's what I have done....I have 2 bay res, which I will be replacing with tube res, both inside of my 900D, nothing protruding out of the front of case....
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post #20 of 25
They dont look small in the 900d's bigger bays? gotta pic?
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