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My suggestion would be to use the top of the reservoir (even though I think you mentioned you didn't want the slight gurgling noise) and use one of those already drilled and grommeted holes above the power supply to route to the CPU block. That would make for less tube runs, and if I'm picturing the loop correctly in my head, would make for a cleaner loop as well.

EDIT: That reservoir you have, will it not fit anywhere else on the case, or inside?
Edited by Destrto - 4/28/14 at 8:14am
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If using a top port as an inlet you need a bitspower aqua - pipe to keep the incoming coolant 's entrance below the filled level. You can also use a piece of tubing over a barb on the inside in place of the aqua-pipe.
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If using a top port as an inlet you need a bitspower aqua - pipe to keep the incoming coolant 's entrance below the filled level. You can also use a piece of tubing over a barb on the inside in place of the aqua-pipe.

Would that be to eliminate the "gurgling" noise?
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If using a top port as an inlet you need a bitspower aqua - pipe to keep the incoming coolant 's entrance below the filled level. You can also use a piece of tubing over a barb on the inside in place of the aqua-pipe.

thumb.gifthumb.gif this will fix the sound, but more importantly, keep the res from creating small bubbles and pumping them into the loop.
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Would that be to eliminate the "gurgling" noise?

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thumb.gifthumb.gif this will fix the sound, but more importantly, keep the res from creating small bubbles and pumping them into the loop.

More importantly it will keep the tube that feeds the res from draining and causing you the need to bleed your loop every time the pump is powered off.
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There you go.
I didn't think of that, an inner tube to use top port as an inlet.
But than, you'll need a fill port elsewhere in the loop.

So I still think the inlet and outlet at the bottom are best.
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You could do what I did, and just fill it with the top unscrewed, still letting the water flow into the res, but have room to continue filling as well. Then, when you have constant water flow just top off the res, either turn off the pump or leave it on, and screw the top back on. Voila, done.

Since you'd have the extra tube further inside the res, you wouldn't worry too much about spilling or splashing.
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Thread Starter 

By the aqua tube isn't something like what I have on the bottom near where my hand is in this picture about the same thing?

Also as I was asking the 1/4" to 1/2" adapter barbs that came with the reservoir don't seem to be holding the tubes in place well (as in if I put any strength at all in pulling on the tube the barb comes off) so should I get a top or some other kind of adapter for the pump and if so would it be better for me to get the dual bay reservoir with the pump mount? I ask about the bay reservoir because I'm wondering how the pump mounts to the reservoir in that instance. For instance does tubing have to be hooked up from the pump to the reservoir or does it have a kind of built in top that would function as an adapter and the pump would force the water out through tubing connected to the reservoir?

 

As far as what you said Destrto I'm not sure I understand how you're saying you did it, also your specs don't list what kind of parts you have besides quite a few all in one coolers.


Edited by phazer11 - 4/28/14 at 12:57pm
   
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post #339 of 437
I would suggest in that case to get the bay/res combo so that everything is built in. Like the XSPC dual bay res/pump combo, the reservoir has been made to directly fit the Laing DDC style pump into the bottom of the reservoir. Link.

A better image would be the Alphacool Dual Laing D5 pump/res.

It has been made to directly attach the pumps to the back of the reservoir. Being screwed in where necessary and using O-rings to maintain a water tight seal.
Edited by Destrto - 4/28/14 at 1:02pm
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post #340 of 437
Some bay res have a built in pump top, some don't.
My bay res from FrozenQ only has 4 G1/4 ports, including the fill port.
I know FrozenQ also sells a bracket to mount the pump, but I never did try it.
Personally, I dislike pump/res combos. But I hear the Koolance one is very good at decoupling pump noise.
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