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1) Looking for a pump for a loop containing a Thermochill PA120.3 to cool a CPU and GPU. Suggestions?

2) Shopping for a reservoir. Which is better, one with an inlet and outlet or a "top-off" res with only an outlet and a t-joint to let it drop water down into the loop?

3) Will gravity be key in res placement, i.e. higher than the rad? Does that depend on the type of reservoir?

4) What is the best way to get air out of a loop?

5) Would you see any problems in hooking up the loop w/out any hardware components installed, just to get air out and test for leaks, then put HW in and fasten water blocks?

If there's an FAQ or how-to that will answer some of these questions, please direct me to it.

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1) Looking for a pump for a loop containing a Thermochill PA120.3 to cool a CPU and GPU. Suggestions?

2) Shopping for a reservoir. Which is better, one with an inlet and outlet or a "top-off" res with only an outlet and a t-joint to let it drop water down into the loop?

3) Will gravity be key in res placement, i.e. higher than the rad? Does that depend on the type of reservoir?

4) What is the best way to get air out of a loop?

5) Would you see any problems in hooking up the loop w/out any hardware components installed, just to get air out and test for leaks, then put HW in and fasten water blocks?

If there's an FAQ or how-to that will answer some of these questions, please direct me to it.

Thanks!
A Laing D-5 is hard to beat...Swifty has come out with a new variant that doesn't have a rheo on it...Most people just leave it set to 5 which is the highest anyway...

...http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpuw.html
Swiftech MCP655-B 12v DC Pump w/o Speed Controller

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http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpu.html
Swiftech MCP655 12v DC Pump

I like a res they are faster to bleed...But a T-Line is fine also and less likely to leak...

I keep my res at the highest point and I like to have my pump under that so its gravity fed...Less chance for a dry start...I run my loop res-pump-rad-cpu-any other blocks...Always have the res or T-Line right before the pump....

Just leave your res plug out and run your loop for a day or so to work all the air out...You can tilt your case around some and tapping on the lines will help...Air likes to hide in the fittings...

You should jump your PSU and run your loop for at least a day to leak test and bleed...

Here are some links.

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ing-setup.html
Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-wc-setup.html
Bleeding my WC setup... - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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After this thread Heru, you are never ever allowed to ask another WC question!!!!!
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I keep my res at the highest point and I like to have my pump under that so its gravity fed...Less chance for a dry start...
Well, what I'm worried about specifically is my res being lower than my radiator.

I'm placing my radiator horizontally on top of my case (basically the only place I CAN put it, it's so huge, lol) and then I wanted to put my one-port res on the back, about 2-3 inches below the bottom of the radiator.

Do you foresee any problems with this?

Like I mentioned, the res is a one-port, so it will be drawn from a line down to a t-joint and into the loop. Seems to me with a setup like this, gravity might be very key, especially when it comes to air bubbles..

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Ira may have covered your questions, but I don't feel like reading today (i'm lazy hahaha).

1) Laing D5 rox!
2) Either inlet/outlet res or just get a t-fittin for a t-line. There's no point in having a res & a t-line, it's a waste of valuable money ^_^
3) People say to place the res higher than all else in the loop, but as long as it's higher than the components directly connected to it, I'm sure you'll be fine. I have a rad that is much much higher in the loop than my res, but everything is good.
4) You fill it up, keep the lid off the res or un-cork the t-line and let it run for a few hours, air will get cycled out after a good 6-8 hours.
5) Yup, that's good. I would suggest putting in the motherboard and such first, so you don't have to manuveur around the loop to get it in, just use a hot-wired PSU to run the pump. You can turn on the PSU by connecting the green wire and any black wire with a paperclip (stick it in the hole that the green/black wire runs to) and the PSU will start up.
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Well, what I'm worried about specifically is my res being lower than my radiator.

I'm placing my radiator horizontally on top of my case (basically the only place I CAN put it, it's so huge, lol) and then I wanted to put my one-port res on the back, about 2-3 inches below the bottom of the radiator.

Do you foresee any problems with this?

Like I mentioned, the res is a one-port, so it will be drawn from a line down to a t-joint and into the loop. Seems to me with a setup like this, gravity might be very key, especially when it comes to air bubbles..



Lol, ageed.
Leave your rad loose and lay it down lower then the res till its bleed then mount it on top...It will make it easier to bleed that way also...Shake your rad a little to get all the air out...

If you end up using a Fil-Port just mount it to the top of your case and leave a few inches of extra tubing on it so that you can pull it up higher then the rad...If I was mounting one on top of my case I would use a Fil-Port like that instead of a res...

EDIT: You could make your rad free standing like I did mine...Its not quite done but you get the idea....
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This is the specific res I had in mind, for reference if needed
http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...0&cat=6&page=1
    
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This is the specific res I had in mind, for reference if needed
http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...0&cat=6&page=1
Yeah thats a pretty good one...You have to buy a fil-port with it I believe...I would get the brass one...I use one for my drain line...
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Cool. Alright, I think I'm set. Gonna order the remainder of my WC supplies,
then I'll start putting my build together and let y'all know how it goes via a build log. Should be cool, I'm doing a very custom build, case mod (sig Lian) and the works.

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If you run into any problems putting it together or what ever just yell at us...
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