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post #21 of 25
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this was my layout on my old rig.. hope it helps =)

Wow, nice rigid acrylic tubing! While I think your setup is beautiful, it really assist my setup due to my not having every component water cooled... not that I wouldn't like to:(. Thanks for the pics though. Just out curiosity, where is your second connection to the top rad? I can't seem to see it in the picture. Does that rad have inlet/outlets on opposite ends?

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post #22 of 25
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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

Hey failwheeldrive,

Thanks for the suggestion... although obvious, I hadn't considered just removing the integrated pump from the bay res and putting it in a housing under the tube res. Having said that, I hate to just forsake my bay res given that I purchased it. While I have built several pc's, this is my first custom loop, and -- well -- let's just say that hindsight is 20/20. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't have gotten the bay res w pump integrated or my swiftech drive II (just an apogee hd with a pre-remounted mc35x). I had this unfounded fear of pump implementation, so I kept looking for products that provided me with a way to avoid that link in the chain. Again, in retrospect I don't know why I was so set on an integrated pump.

I know that many people hate bay reservoirs, but I like for the Watercooling to be demonstrable from both the front and side of the chassis. I know, I know: function over form. Also, I don't know how familiar you are with the monsoon series 2 bay res, but it is really a well-designed product. It features two inlet outlets, two fillports atop the res, the integrated pump, and innovative anti vibration mounting that keeps it running really quiet. As I posted previously, I have not experienced bad air-bleeding issues through the use of several bitspower push style pressure valves. I mount the on the top radiators top ports, as well as the top ports on the bay res. By doing so, bleeding all of the air from the loop usually only takes about 3 hours or so for major bubbles, and it seemed completely void of trapped air after bleeding it occasionally over the period of about a week.

I don't know, I'm going to see how things work out with all of my parts implemented, but if I don't like the looks or function of things I'll probably take your advice and just leave the bay res out of it... maybe I'll just get a new pump, and put the bay res w it's pump into a system I built that has a closed loop cooler.

Thanks for the suggestions,

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post #23 of 25
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...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....

Hey carhil2,

Funny you should mention the idea of two loops, as I was very close to doing that very thing. My builds color scheme is black, red and grey, and I was thinking of how cool it might look with both blood red mayhems pastel and grey mayhems pastel running through the system. If I had a dual chamber bay res or two tube reservoirs I would've gone this route. This also doesn't solve the long tube run necessitated by a bay res. I've done a little testing of tube configurations, and it seems that I'll be able to run the last connection (from top rad outlet to bay res inlet) behind the motherboard without a problem. I'm still waiting for my motherboard to be repaired by ASUS (bent some socket pins by accident), but I'll post some pictures once I have things setup -- or come back disappointed if I run into issues with my current plan -- and see what y'all think.

I am truly grateful for all the suggestions and info.

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Wow, nice rigid acrylic tubing! While I think your setup is beautiful, it really assist my setup due to my not having every component water cooled... not that I wouldn't like to:(. Thanks for the pics though. Just out curiosity, where is your second connection to the top rad? I can't seem to see it in the picture. Does that rad have inlet/outlets on opposite ends?

-Carson
Those are regular flexible tubes, but he's done a very nice job with angle and snake fittings to make each one straight.

BTW I have a monsoon bay res (v1) with integrated pump and I love it. Never had any problems filling, bleeding, or draining my loop.
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I have a question about this loop direction chosen. Is it not better to go from the GPU to a radiator or reservoir before going into the CPU ? Seems like the water going into the CPU will be water not cooled because it did not go through a radiator before going into the CPU so it is going from one component to another without being cooled first? thanks for any suggestions.
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