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Currently I'm using a XSPC dual bay res with a D5 pump, but I'm looking at swapping cases in the near future, and was wonder exactly how I can use this pump with a new tube res. I've ready about them some, and pump tops also, but I'm really unsure as to exactly how it works, or what exactly I would need to buy to make it work. I don't want to have to buy a different pump just to use a tube res.
post #2 of 8
Did you already have a specific tube res picked out?
 
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Did you already have a specific tube res picked out?
No, I really didn't know where to start looking. I will need a small one, less than 6 inches if possible.
post #4 of 8
Im not much help here (my current build is my first custom loop) but I like tube-res/pump combo units (even though they look like penius pumps...)

Im using the Thermaltake model:
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Liquid_Cooler/Liquid_Cooler_/Pump_Reservoir/C_00002465/Pacific_PT40_D5_w_Silent_Kit_Reservoir_Pump_Combo/design.htm

Here it is in my system:





EK also makes tube res's for use with their pumps as a specific combo:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-250-lite

(you can see a pic of how the smaller model of that res is installed on top of their pump in that link above)

Also if you google water cooling PC and click the images tab, you'll see quite a few pics of how guys use tube reservoirs as well.
post #5 of 8
You can either get a tube res and a pump top - as in two seperate items, add 4 fittings and connect them to your loop (just make sure you have the res feeding the pump) or you could go with a res/pump combo like the one in skypine27's loop above, in which case you would need two fittings and it would function like the bay res you have now, albeit in "tube form" (e.g. EK-xres 100 revo D5 = overall unit height 150mm). If you go with the pump/res combo just make sure you don't buy a unit that includes the pump - you can remove your D5 from the bay res and reuse it.
Edited by cuddlywalrus - 2/3/16 at 5:49pm
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post #6 of 8
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You can either get a tube res and a pump top - as in two seperate items, add 4 fittings and connect them to your loop (just make sure you have the res feeding the pump) or you could go with a res/pump combo like the one in skypine27's loop above, in which case you would need two fittings and it would function like the bay res you have now, albeit in "tube form" (e.g. EK-xres 100 revo D5 = overall unit height 150mm). If you go with the pump/res combo just make sure you don't buy a unit that includes the pump - you can remove your D5 from the bay res and reuse it.
This is exactly what I was looking for. So my pump should just attach to the bottom of the pump top?
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Here, look through these and find a res you like. Just make sure it doesn't include the pump.
 
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post #8 of 8
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So my pump should just attach to the bottom of the pump top?

yes. just don't forget the o-ring! Take a look here for example (ignore step 1, that is the default laing top) https://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109843055.pdf . Some manufacturers might need you to follow different/additional steps - just follow the instructions that come with the one you choose smile.gif
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