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Ah, one more thing. Since this reservoir isn't a DDC top I should somehow place the DDC somewhere above it suspended or mounted to the case? Been meaning to ask that one for a while

   
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Show it off. Put that res one the face of your box man!
Don't be ashamed of water cooling.
Don't be a closet water cooler.

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You always want the pump below the reservoir. Whether it is directly connected with a male to male fittings, or regular fittings with tube makes no difference. I wouldn't mount the pump directly to the case without something like foam or a sponge between the pump and case. Or don't actually screw it down at all and just let it sit on a foam pad or sponge to absorb the vibrations. You can just let it hang free though, but I would avoid that because it just puts extra stress on the fittings, tube, and reservoir.
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Show it off. Put that res one the face of your box man!
Don't be ashamed of water cooling.
Don't be a closet water cooler.

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If you're saying get a bay reservoir which one? As to it being out in the open my computer case is actually in an alcove, I don't see the front of the case or the disc drives much. Maybe 3-5% of the time I use it I can see the front.

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You always want the pump below the reservoir. Whether it is directly connected with a male to male fittings, or regular fittings with tube makes no difference. I wouldn't mount the pump directly to the case without something like foam or a sponge between the pump and case. Or don't actually screw it down at all and just let it sit on a foam pad or sponge to absorb the vibrations. You can just let it hang free though, but I would avoid that because it just puts extra stress on the fittings, tube, and reservoir.

Ah, so how would you suggest using/mounting it then (or is there a DDC accessory you'd suggest getting to make it a DDC Top or something)? I take from your comment you don't prefer any of those options really.

   
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Nah, a top is just added cost for slightly better performance. I would use regular fittings and tube to connect the res to the pump, and just let the pump sit on foam or sponge. That way there will be no reverberation from pump vibrations. Mounting it to the case would be fine too as long as there is something to absorb vibration between the pump and case
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Which rrservoir is a matter of personal taste.
I love my FrozenQ double bay res.
But many are complaining of poor craftmanship.
I didn't experience that problem with mine.

And if you get a bay res, you don't have to mount the pump to it any more than you have to mount the pump to a tube res.
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I just use heavy duty velcro to mount my pump to a case wall.
The velcro does a perfect job of decoupling for noise.
My two D5 pumps are almost completely silent at full speed.
On 3# speed they are both as noisy as a mouse farth..
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You have any specific kind that you can link to?

   
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If I were to get a bay res it would be a FrozenQ. That's really the only one I like that doesn't require a pump be mounted directly to it
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If I were to get a bay res it would be a FrozenQ. That's really the only one I like that doesn't require a pump be mounted directly to it

But be careful.
I hear many horror stories about FrozenQ.
Leaks, cracked plexi, and the list goes on......
In fact, the plexi window on mine has a few spider cracks around the screw holes.
But I still love the way that thing looks with the T virus neon effect.
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