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Hi,

Getting ready to add another 240 Rad to my 360 loop.
Running a 240 and XSPC 120 in case now for 360.

Running the MCP 355 and seems like a real strong pump.
Even able to collapse my Res to pump tubing before corrected
problem. Tubing coil wrap. Going to change out all tubing with thicker
wall when add the new rad.

Don't want to add additional pump unless a problem.
Going to try to install new rad on top of CM690II Advanced case
and no room for another pump if keep in case cooling.
May have to go external if problems.

Comments on pump appreciated.
Pics of new rad, Setup as of now and pump.


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Radiators don't add much restriction, you'll be fine. As you adding the GPUs to your loop?

If you want to reduce pump noise and increase it's power you can buy a $20 aftermarket top for it, such as the XSPC or EK Laing DDC Tops.
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Get an aftermarket top for your MCP355 and you will be fine
    
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Radiators don't add much restriction, you'll be fine. As you adding the GPUs to your loop?

If you want to reduce pump noise and increase it's power you can buy a $20 aftermarket top for it, such as the XSPC or EK Laing DDC Tops.
Hi,

Thanks for reply.

Have a top card heat issue with 5770s but since they still do the
job, not going to invest in a block for them.

Would like to get just one big card like the 6990 when and if comes
out and then add it to the loop.
Pcie 16x slots on this board are stacked togeather, so reason for
one card setup.

Going to bypass Sandy Bridge and wait till Ivy Bridge has been out for
awhile before upgrading so just upgrading this a little.

As to new res top don't have the room trying to keep everything in case.
As to pump noise-Nonexistance.

Thanks.

later
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Not the reservoir top, just the regular top:



It doesn't really increase the size of the pump at all.
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Hi,

Thanks for pic and info, didn't realize that.

But if you look in my pic on the other side of the 240 in front
of case you'll see the pump.
Need the 355 inlet and outlet where they are to be able to make
it work.

Sometimes wish had gotten bigger case but like this one and if can
get the other 240 on top,(With modding and clean looking), really
work out perfect.

Thanks

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Even with the new inlet position, your loop would still easily work. Just put the pump on top of the bottom 240 radiator. The tube coming from the reservoir will go directly down to the pump and the tube coming from the pump will basically follow the same path as well.

As a bonus the pump will be getting some more airflow to cool the bottom, prolonging it's life.
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Even with the new inlet position, your loop would still easily work. Just put the pump on top of the bottom 240 radiator. The tube coming from the reservoir will go directly down to the pump and the tube coming from the pump will basically follow the same path as well.

As a bonus the pump will be getting some more airflow to cool the bottom, prolonging it's life.
Hi,

When you say just put the pump on top of lower rad,
On top of fan grill?
Secure it?
Restrict air flow to rad?
Outlet would require very tight hose bend into rad inlet.
Plus also going to have to drop my res a couple inches toward rad
as won't be able to top fill the res because new 240 going there.

Thanks

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I would just bolt the pump onto the fan grill using some bolts and some rubber washers. The rubber washers will prevent vibration and lift the pump off the radiator, making the airflow loss minimal. This added height will also help the tubing bend to the lower radiator. Finally, you could add a 45 degree angle fitting to the radiator to help.

Another option would simply be to get a male to male fitting and mount the pump directly to the reservoir.
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I would just bolt the pump onto the fan grill using some bolts and some rubber washers. The rubber washers will prevent vibration and lift the pump off the radiator, making the airflow loss minimal. This added height will also help the tubing bend to the lower radiator. Finally, you could add a 45 degree angle fitting to the radiator to help.

Another option would simply be to get a male to male fitting and mount the pump directly to the reservoir.
Hi,

Thanks on ideas and researched the 355 pump tops and kinda like that
clear plexi top as to visual.

Going to get the tape out and may see about fabricating a nice pump bracket
that sets above the lower rad and looks good.

Going to have to do some fabricating on top to get rad up there and look like
CM V2 modified case.
Running 4.4 Prime Blend Stable now, loaded at 72c and curious to see what
another 240 can get me to.
Hoping 4.6+ Stable 24/7 with loop on just CPU for now.
Have been to 5.0 but not stable because of heat.

Thanks

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