I am getting closed to finished with my (long-time-in-the-works) Switch 810 build, just need to do a couple more things and I am hoping to get there today/tomorrow!
Unfortunately, I am stuck in regards to how I should setup my pumps as I now have two reservoirs... I have both an EK Multioption X2 150 Advanced as well as an XSPC Single-5.25 bay res, and 2x MCP35X pumps. I have the two reservoirs because, well, I was getting so frustrated with the POS EK clamps that I wanted a backup, but managed to get some Bitspower wrap-around clamps that work great, so I have two and would like to use both as I understand it can make filling and bleeding easier, as well as reducing turbulence in whatever res feeds the pump(s).
I have my loop planned as: pump - 240 (bottom) - GPU - 420 (top) - CPU - res
I am not sure if I should have the last part go from the CPU to the EK to the XSPC and have the pump mounted in the drive-bay connected to the bay res via 90deg dual-rotary + male-male fittings, or if I should have it go CPU to XSPC to EK with the pump mounted directly to the bottom of the EK res, as shown in the pictures below.... If I were to do the drive-bay mounting, I could use both pumps, having one fed directly from the res and then feeding directly into the second pump via another 90deg + male-male fitting combo, but as I have yet to get a second GPU I don't know that I really have any possible need for the second pump in my loop, outside of redundancy (and I only have a heatsink for one of them, as I intend on getting the MCP35X2-Housing to do the dual-pump thing "properly").
Anyway, here are some pictures of my setup (haven't connected tubing yet), and I would REALLY appreciate any advice!
Here is the most current picture I have of the overall build (I have since installed the Hydra Pro fan controller in the top 5.25 bay)
Here are the fittings and whatnot that I still have to work with:
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Here are a few shots of the bay-res, from inside:
AND....here are some more pics I have taken recently, with a spoiler tag for all but one so that it isn't going to go crazy with bandwidth:
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[IMG ALT="NEW SWAG!!!
- XSPC Single-5.25 Bay Reservoir with LED, 4x Swiftech 15mm Extension Fittings, 12x Akust Copper BGA Heatsinks and 4x Aluminum Heatsinks, 2x Bitspower 60mm Z-Tank Res Holders, 1x Danger Den Fillport Res (forgot to get the fill-port, doh!), 6x more Monsoon 1/2x3/4 matte-black Compression Fittings, R.A.T.3 mouse, and Bitspower: Y-splitter rotary fitting, ball-valve fitting, 2x 90deg single-rotary, 1x 90deg dual-rotary, 1x rotary extension, 1x 45deg single-rotary adapter, 1x 45deg dual-rotary 1/2x3/4 fitting, 1x thru-panel fitting, and 1x 90deg dual-rotary adapter..."]http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1126463/width/350/height/700[/IMG
Thanks for looking, and a huge thanks for any advice!
EDIT: Sorry for the bad picture quality, I had my D3100 set to "auto" as I was in a hurry, and I just did a rush-job converting them from .raw to .jpeg via Picasa, so they look grainy :/Edited by nleksan - 11/17/12 at 3:20pm