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Filling: You can drill a hole in the top of the case that is the same diameter as the fillport, and mount the fillport there. If you don't want to cut/drill on your case then you could zip-tie the fillport to the chassis of the case (high up) once you are done filling the loop.

Also, I would get a small funnel to aid in pouring the liquid into the fill port.

Note: If you are not going to hard-mount the fillport, be sure that there is a secure place you can place it that is above the reservoir when you are filling the loop so it does not fall down and cause a spill.

If I do end up getting a fill port, it will be hard mounted to the top of the case. I would like to find a spot to hard mount the drain, but I dont think its going to happen...
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I would like to find a spot to hard mount the drain, but I dont think its going to happen...
Trust me...don't worry about hard wiring the drain. Just make it long enough to slide the case to end of table and use the drain to pour off into a bucket. No need to hard wire the drain at all.
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After taking a look at some images of your case, you might be able to hard-mount the drain to the right of the 2nd grill on the floor of the case.... "maybe".... it depends upon the wiring that will be exiting the PS and if said wiring will interfere with the tube routing or vice-versa.
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After taking a look at some images of your case, you might be able to hard-mount the drain to the right of the 2nd grill on the floor of the case.... "maybe".... it depends upon the wiring that will be exiting the PS and if said wiring will interfere with the tube routing or vice-versa.
Yea, that would be able to work. My only gripe with the case is its sub-par cable management... Oh well.

So everything looks good then?
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Thus far, all looks to be good so long as you consider what Charliehorse55 has said.

Also, as Methos123 stated having a free-standing drain line will be just fine, and may be less of a hassle in the long run.
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Thus far, all looks to be good so long as you consider what Charliehorse55 has said.
How would I go about filling the loop without a fill port? How much more of a hassle would it be?
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How would I go about filling the loop without a fill port? How much more of a hassle would it be?
I have only had one loop that had a bay reservoir, and it was really quite simple: Slide the bay reservoir out far enough to expose the fillpoint, place a small funnel in the opening and carefully add liquid to the loop. When full and bled, seat the bay reservoir flush with the front of the case and secure it.

Topping off every other or every 3 months is done in the same manner. Quite simple, imho.
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I have only had one loop that had a bay reservoir, and it was really quite simple: Slide the bay reservoir out far enough to expose the fillpoint, place a small funnel in the opening and carefully add liquid to the loop. When full and bled, seat the bay reservoir flush with the front of the case and secure it.

Topping off every other or every 3 months is done in the same manner. Quite simple, imho.
Alright, that may be what I end up doing. Sounds easy enough...

Also, sorry for all the questions, but how do I bleed the lines exactly? I feel like a complete noob... hah
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How would I go about filling the loop without a fill port? How much more of a hassle would it be?
If you install the reservoir into the lower drive bays as I said it becomes VERY easy:

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