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I would mount the ddc in the bottom, under then res, and get aftermarked top to the ddc. If you can fit it there with the gpu.
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But as I said I shouldn't spend any more $ unless there is possibly an adapter to allow me to use my current reservoir the Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 that isn't too costly. As I said I don't think the reservoir will go inside the case properly.

     
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Such a large res is hard to fit in the stryker because inside isnt really that big. All im saying is that a custom top to the pump will make the tube routing easier and its worth 15 bucks.
Edited by PachAz - 4/20/14 at 10:23am
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Ok but which one(top)? As I said I already own the Bitspower so I'm stuck with it so the question is where to put it, somewhere inside somehow or on the outside?

     
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If you put your res outside, laying down, I don't think.you should have the pump directly attached to it.
The top Pach is talking about is to mount the pump directly under the res. But the res would have to be vertical for that top to be used efficiently.

And you don't need a top anyways. Those claims that pumps perform better with a too are just marketing ploys. I have yet to see a single test that shows any significant improvments with a top.

And the DDC without a top is plenty of power for you.
Edited by PepeLapiu - 4/20/14 at 11:35am
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Quote:
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If you put your res outside, laying down, I don't think.you should have the pump directly attached to it.
The top Pach is talking about is to mount the pump directly under the res. But the res would have to be vertical for that top to be used efficiently.

And you don't need a too anyways. Those claims that pumps perform better ate just marketing ploys. I have yet to see a single test that shows any significant improvments with a too.

And the DDC without a top is plenty of power for you.

Martin got some really interesting results actually, a pump top res outperforms a separate res, but JUST a pump outperforms them both.



Of course real world performance will be entirely unaffected by this, literally won't make any difference whatsoever.

So yeah, just choose what you can fit/what looks better. It's all about aesthetics, though I can see how a pump top res can simplify routing a lot in some situations.
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I saying he should get top to make tube routing easier.
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Martin got some really interesting results actually, a pump top res outperforms a separate res, but JUST a pump outperforms them both.

Like I said, no significant improvments observed.
And more flow very rarely translates to lower core temps anyways.

If Martin had indicated the improvments on temps, those would have been very small, if there at all.
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I saying he should get top to make tube routing easier.

Yeah but so far, the only res mounting option available to him is external laying down.
A pump top reswould not perform well laying down.
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Like I said, no significant improvments observed.
And more flow very rarely translates to lower core temps anyways.

If Martin had indicated the improvments on temps, those would have been very small, if there at all.

Yeah, after about .7GPM CPU blocks don't really care about flowrates and the changes in the curve all start after 1.5GPM. Like I said, literally no effect on real world performance.

OP, I'd just slap it on externally and call it a day. If it doesn't fit it doesn't fit.
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