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It's taken me quite awhile to get my case mods done, but I am getting close to being ready for final assembly. It's time for me to start thinking about how my loop is going to go together. Heres the parts list: TT Armor Case, Stinger V6 waterblock, Black Ice GTX 240 rad, Laing D5 pump, DangerDen, 5 1/4 single bay res, DangerDen fillport, T-line, and 15ft of 7/16 ID Masterkleer tubing. I know where all of the parts except for the pump go, so my first question is where is the best place for the pump, low or high with everything else? Here's a pic with the part placement. My other question, what order should my loop be setup in? Thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 14
Set it up however you want.

Just follow these general rules:
Straight tubing routes.
Shortest tubing route.
Avoid using elbows adapters if you can bend tubes

Some optional rules:
Reservoir before pump.
Radiator before blocks.
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Some optional rules:
Reservoir before pump.
Radiator before blocks.
I thought it typically started pump->raid->res

Water will only get cooler in the resivor
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res>pump>rad>block>res
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I thought it typically started pump->raid->res

Water will only get cooler in the resivor
No... how would water get cooler in a reservoir? You want the res before the pump to reduce any chance that it will run dry or choked.
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No... how would water get cooler in a reservoir? You want the res before the pump to reduce any chance that it will run dry or choked.
Ok, i just figured it couldn't get warmer, but it makes sense to keep it all flowing.
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post #7 of 14
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Okay thanks guys, and then my other two questions... Where's the best place for the pump in the case? Does it matter? Should the T-line for my fillport go on the inlet side of the pump, or where? That's like 4 questions. LOL
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post #8 of 14
pump just need to be lower then the res, and you don't really need a t-line if you have a res, but if you want it, I would place it in front of the res
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post #9 of 14
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If I could get a fitting to screw into the plug on the top of my res, that would be cool, the I could eliminate the T-line, and have the fillport dump right into the res. I'm not going to have easy access to my res, so the fillport is important.
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post #10 of 14
Best place for pump is on the bottom.
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