Yep, as long as the res is above the pump it will be fine.
Can you take a sideways shot of the tube between the res and pump.. It looks tight and sort of kinked...
I plan to put a load (paperclip) on the psu, I'm going to have a tube on the output of the cpu and another on the input to the res, going to start pouring in to the res and then turn on the pump. When I start getting liquid out of the cpu output, I'll turn it off. Disconnect that hose, and then connect the hose I've been pouring into to the cpu. Should work well. If I need to fill a little more after that (shake it and get bubbles out), I'll open the fill hole in the top of the res and put a little more in.
What I like about this setup is the two connections to the rad are OUTSIDE of the case, leaving only 6 on the inside. The four for the res and pump are on the bottom case (with some holes below them), with NOTHING ELECTRICAL to drip on. The only two connections that HAVE to be perfect forever and for good are the ones on the cpu block. If that leaks, it will be RIGHT ONTO my motherboard, the video card, and maybe the psu.
Edited by sstnt - 6/29/11 at 9:48am