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URGENT:
I'm testing my loop and the water simply doesn't flow as it should if at all.
Is it a real issue if the reservoir isn't before the pump ?
My loop goes Pump / cpu wb / 280 ek rad / reservoir / 280ek rad / pump.
So two rads. I'm under the impression air is preventing water to even get out of the res, when I fill the reservoir I have to tilt it to get it to go in the last rad but it doesn't go in the other one. I've tried having the parts kind of like they'll be in the case, having them all flat ona table with the cylinder reservoir standing higher, tried habing the rads on their sides and all sorts of other crazy stuff. There's a point where water simply won't move
I've unplugged the fitting and "tested them" without issues and the parts were cleaned and had no issues either.
I'm really scared right now and have no idea what's going on. So back to what I suspect might be an issue, does my reservoir position in the loop pause any kind of issue.
/URGENT !

It sounds like that (i.e. your res is not before the pump) may be the problem.

With the way you're set up, the pump is not getting enough water. Any water you fill the reservoir with will have to go through the rad to get to the pump, so you might be pumping air for a bit.

Is there any way you can have the res before the pump? That would be the easiest way to fill your loop.
    
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Ok. Thanks a lot guys.

Kind of makes me sad to realize the loop I'd been thinking of and optimizing looks / tube routing the best I could for a month can't work :s and I've already cut tubing to the right size.

Thanks again you were several to reply really quick and help me out.

Off to thinking of a new way to route tubing and have stuff set I guess :s.




And I actually wasnt aware this was a pic thread I'd actually always thought of it as the general water cooling thread for some reason.
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post #27303 of 106751
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hey randomnerd865.. i see you're using an i5-2500k, like me! heheh
could you share with me your temps, volts, and watercooling setup? just so that I have a good idea about what temps to expect with our SB chips biggrin.gif
Sure here are current temps and overclock. I'm now using an h80 though temps are very similar however.
post #27304 of 106751
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Ok. Thanks a lot guys.
Kind of makes me sad to realize the loop I'd been thinking of and optimizing looks / tube routing the best I could for a month can't work :s and I've already cut tubing to the right size.
Thanks again you were several to reply really quick and help me out.
Off to thinking of a new way to route tubing and have stuff set I guess :s.
And I actually wasnt aware this was a pic thread I'd actually always thought of it as the general water cooling thread for some reason.

Hmm, I suppose if you really wanted to have your loop set up that way, it is doable. Start a separate thread with a diagram of your loop and we can try to help. smile.gif
    
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post #27305 of 106751
Sidewinders has the new XSPC AX rads in stock:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/radiators.html
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Res before pump is like the water cooling golden rule...
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Although this appears to be the wrong place I'll finish what I started here.

I figured a way to keep everything in the same place and yet have the reservoir's fittings slighlty higher than the pump.
It now goes: Pump / bottom rad / top rad / cpu wb / reservoir / pump.

At first it looked like it was working that way but then I realized (after a res toom a second or two to be drained by the pump which was what made me think it wasgoing well) that although the pump is properly fed and always full now that the bottom rad is full isn't actually pushing water. I have no idea what it's doing but between the bottom rad and the pump's outlet nothing's happening, it's just air.

So this may be the stupidest thought ever but I might be confusing the outlet and inlets. Does a mcp355 plexi top have two inlets or outlets ? Two threads are sude by side and another one is on top. The top one and a side one are linked by the a same hole and end up in the middle of the impeller.

Does the impeller throw water out it's side our do is throw it out from its center ?



I can't make a clean nice thread or do a drawing of the loop because my rig's got no cpu cooler right now. I'm struggling with my phone now.
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post #27308 of 106751
I would look at the manual for your top or google the top itself. I have a D5 top and the in & out ports are clearly labeled as it does make a difference.

A quick google search found me a diagram that on the default manufacturer top the inlet is in the middle and the outlet is on the side so it is logical that the top match that as well. Have you also tried tilting your case around to get the various air pockets out of the rads and the blocks? If you don;t have enough pressure going through the system you may have an air bubble trapped somewhere in the loop and not enough pressure to force it through the block or rad.
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post #27309 of 106751
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Although this appears to be the wrong place I'll finish what I started here.

I figured a way to keep everything in the same place and yet have the reservoir's fittings slighlty higher than the pump.
It now goes: Pump / bottom rad / top rad / cpu wb / reservoir / pump.

At first it looked like it was working that way but then I realized (after a res toom a second or two to be drained by the pump which was what made me think it wasgoing well) that although the pump is properly fed and always full now that the bottom rad is full isn't actually pushing water. I have no idea what it's doing but between the bottom rad and the pump's outlet nothing's happening, it's just air.

So this may be the stupidest thought ever but I might be confusing the outlet and inlets. Does a mcp355 plexi top have two inlets or outlets ? Two threads are sude by side and another one is on top. The top one and a side one are linked by the a same hole and end up in the middle of the impeller.

Does the impeller throw water out it's side our do is throw it out from its center ?



I can't make a clean nice thread or do a drawing of the loop because my rig's got no cpu cooler right now. I'm struggling with my phone now.

 

The MCP35X pumps take water in through the center and spit it out the side.  Do you have a link to the exact plexi top you're using?

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Alright an update. I got my temps down to around 74c max average on my i5-2500k after 10 minutes of prime at 1.500v at 5ghz. I also lowered the CPU PLL a bit down to 1.700v. Core Temp reports 74c max average while Hardware Monitor reports around 70c. Strange! confused.gif I wonder which program is more precise.
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