Originally Posted by RavageTheEarth
Please don't shut up nor go back to the kitchen. I need info like that. I'm having a hard time learning all of this stuff. Ok, so should I do the loop like this?
Pump, Bottom 240 monsta, both GPU's, External 480 monsta, CPU, Top 360 rad, Res? I could just drill a couple holes higher up in the case and that will work perfectly with just a little modding.
So you are saying I should flip the external rad so the fittings are at the top? It will be easier to bleed that way?
Also, would you be able to recommend a pump top for this ( http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16936/ex-res-419/Bitspower_Water_Tank_Z-Multi_250_Inline_Reservoir_-_Clear_BP-WTZM250AC-CL.html?tl=g30c97s165
) that will be compatible with a xxx655 pump? I definetly want the pump attached to the bottom of the res. That much is a definite.
Also, I have no idea what a return line is so if you could explain what that is and how I can incorporate it into my loop I would really appreciated it.
I truly value your opinions and ideas Darlene so don't ever think I'm pushing them aside.
EDIT: So something like this?
The res you were first looking at, mounts to the Bitspower pump top with 4 screws thru its square shaped base flange, and comes with a cap with a single hole in the center.
The one I recommended is almost just the same, except it's more flexible to use.
It has a cap at one end with one hole, but the other end cap has 3 holes, and it also comes with a metal tube that screws into one of the holes from the inside, reaching down into the res, so that when you use that top hole to return the loop back to, it won't suck air back into the loop when you turn it off.
The single hole cap can be used on the bottom with a male to male rotary adapter, which connects the res to the pump top. The benefit is that you can rotate the res as needed to get the fittings on the top to be in the best place for what connects to them.
Basically that gives you some more options, so you wouldn't have to try running tubing down behind it for instance, cuz you could connect it to the cap.
On the external 480, I'd look at coming off the rad ports with male to male rotary adapters into "T's" (fittings at the top)and then come out of the "T's" with either rotary 90's and run the tubing straight down behind the case and thru the grommets, or use a lesser angle adapter and route the tubing as you have it in the pic.
Your pic isn't to scale, so there's a lot that you should wait to start plumbing until you have the physicals mounted and can then choose the best approach.
One thing I don't get though, is how come only a 30mm thick top rad?
I measure ~70mm from the rad mounting panel down to the top edge of a mobo, that should fit a XT45 in push pull with about anything except a thermal armor mobo.
You're planning a pretty serious loop for a first timer, so be sure to take it slow and easy, and it'll all come together.