Originally Posted by MIGhunter
FYI, you guys are awesome.
So, here are the 2 different routes that I could take. Sorry didn't have a pic with the pump.
1. This would require me to drill holes or do the double sided mounting tape that you guys were talking about for the pump. Otherwise there isn't enough room for the tubing at the bottom.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
2. Here is the other route. I think with this route I'd have to buy some additional fittings. i.e. the 90 or 45 degree fittings.
Which would you guys suggest?
B has a good point.
Yes, if you use male to male you can just have the pump secured to the reservoir making it a res/top combo (sort of). Then it does indeed hang, directly under the reservoir. Another option is to use a bracket and mount the pump to the lower fan on the front radiator. Really depends on the fact if the reservoir mounts will hold the extra weight (tip: tie-wraps also work wonders, I've used them to secure a similar reservoir, just not as pretty).
That will also make the tubing to the gpu a bit shorter.
I would go with the second route your posted, switching the front rad so the fittings are on the top. Sadly you didn't get an UT60 or similar radiator (which has 6 ports) so you could go straight up to the second radiator.
Best is to also turn the reservoir 180 degrees so the fittings are on the right side. Then use 90 degree on both the front rad and the reservoir with possibly an extender so you can have a straight piece of tubing from the front rad to the radiator. Although I am not sure if that will fit, can't see it very good on the picture. How much room is there?
You can also turn the cpu block 180 degrees so the lower port is used as inlet from the gpu (has no impact on cooling, as long as you use the proper inlet port as inlet). Top port to the top radiator.
Hope this helps.