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EK D5 Vario X-Res - inlet on top of tube res?

post #1 of 9
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking to buy an EK-D5 Vario X-RES 140 (incl. pump) soon but I'm reading the installation manual and it says not to use the top port of the res as an inlet. Why is this?

I have seen many builds with an inlet in the top of the res and am looking to do the same in my build. Do I need to change the piece on top of top of the res to one with more ports? If so, what do I buy?

If I can't do that with this product, can you recommend me what I need to get? I want a vertical tube res up to 150mm long, mounted onto the pump, I want the inlet to be on top of the res and the outlet to come from the pump beneath. I want it to assemble as one piece for aesthetic and practical reasons as I will be mounting the whole thing onto a radiator.

All help greatly appreciated!

Brian.
post #2 of 9
I bought the 100mm variation of the same pump/res combo. From what i understood the top was made to take water from the inlet on the side, the hole on the top on the res seems to be more of a refill/bleeding port. I just started researching wc recently so take it with a grain of salt smile.gif

You always could get something like these 2 so you can connect an inlet into the res

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-318-BP&groupid=962&catid=2133

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-408-EK&groupid=962&catid=2141
post #3 of 9
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That's what it says in the installation manual alright, that the port on top of the res (not to be confused with the pump top) is not to be used as an inlet port in the loop, just for filling/bleeding purposes.

I was originally looking at pretty mush the same thing as you linked but I have seen reservoirs with multiple ports on top which is presumably what I am after and it makes the whole thing so much cleaner and tidier having it all in one unit.
post #4 of 9
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I think this is what I'm look for is it? So I replace the original reservoir top with this and add one of these I'm in business? Although in the description of the internal tube it says it's for suction so ... I dunno!
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Brian18741 View Post

I think this is what I'm look for is it? So I replace the original reservoir top with this and add one of these I'm in business? Although in the description of the internal tube it says it's for suction so ... I dunno!

Can anyone confirm if this set up will would be ok?
post #6 of 9
Add one of these to the top and you are good to go.

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-top-v2-multiport.html

Its what i use.

You may also need the interior tube so the water doesn't splash on the way down.
post #7 of 9
You could use the Bitspower tube res as well but they have less options when integrating a pump.
    
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post #8 of 9
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Add one of these to the top and you are good to go.

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-top-v2-multiport.html

Its what i use.

You may also need the interior tube so the water doesn't splash on the way down.

Cool man, thanks. That's the same solution I came up with, looks like a winner.
Edited by Brian18741 - 4/26/14 at 1:58am
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You could use the Bitspower tube res as well but they have less options when integrating a pump.

I had looked at this option also. Really want to try an keep it as a combined unit, thanks for the input!
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