Originally Posted by Methodical
Hello all. I have a question that I am sure someone here can answer. I was just turned onto the Monsoon Modular Reservoir system today and have been placing parts in my wish list at PPCS. I want an all Black water loop (reservoir, tubing), but my concern is how can I determine if I have the correct level of water in the system, especially during the filling process (don't want to run the pump dry). Is it possible to shine a light on the reservoir to the see the water level? I do not want to install any clear tubing at the reservoir at all. I will be using rigid tubing.
Some background: I'm using the Caselab STH10 case. I am going to install a dual water loop; one for 2x gpu and one for cpu. I'm debating between having the pump in the lower chamber (preferred) or attached to the reservoir. I'm using rigid tubing from the reservoirs to the gpu and cpu and clear flexible tubing to the pumps, if installed in the lower chamber, via passthru. I was thinking that I could monitor the clear tubing going to the pump to monitor the water during the filling process, but I am stuck on how to determine the actual water level in the reservoir. I guess I could determine the capacities of each item (gpu, cpu radiator etc.) and fill to the total capacity. I plan to use the pump in the link below along with the Aquero 6 controller. However, I know someone here has a better idea though. Let me know. I'd appreciate any help.
I'm open to any suggestions.
Ohi! Should I welcome you to the "waiting for a longer MMRS pump cover solution" club? -- The AQ D5 Pump is /just/ a hair long for the existing cover because of the connections on the back. You /could/ make it work; see my pics w/ the AQD5 in the current pump cover here to help you decide - http://www.overclock.net/t/1567067/new-products-from-monsoon-cooling/760#post_24720202
- I believe the couple of us here in this thread with AQ D5's are waiting for the longer cover solution from BoxGods
I had/have the same issue with the water level thing, just not related to MMRS - I spent a good three months trying to hunt down a method to have a water level sensor to the Aquaero for my horizontal res configuration. You didn't say if you were doing horizontal or vertical MMRS, but presuming vertical and with the Aquaero, I'm told you could jerry rig this - http://www.performance-pcs.com/koolance-liquid-dual-level-sensor-70mm.html
or this http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-aqualis-level-measurement-kit-for-aqualis-pro-450-880.html#Details
to your aquaero (then you don't need to see inside the res at all.) Unfortunately, I didn't look much further than having them suggested to me because neither work in a horizontal res
so you'll have to do some homework on if they fit and how you'd have to jerry rig them.
If you're not putting in an Aquaero I think the section of clear tube before the pump is your best bet. Unless BoxGod's is hiding a smoke frosted tube from me the black is completely opaque. Personally, I'm going to be making my own electronic water sensor, but I'm not entirely sure when I'll get around to it so it's not likely to help you if you plan on finishing your build in the next few years lol - Still, it will be in my build log whenever I /do/ get around to it