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Trouble with Laing DDC 18W w/xspc top

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Hey OCN. I am really in trouble here. I put my loop together and all, feeling like it went great. When I pour some water in the reservoir(swiftech microres) and jumpstart the psu, nothing happens.

That's where I get confused. I have a laing ddc 18 watt with the xspc top.

Initially, I thought I connected the pump after the reservoir by plugging the tube from the res into the top. When I turned the psu on, the pump start spinning, but the water in the res is completely still, which means the pump isn't drawing water from it.

I tried to connect the tube from the res to the other connection, but that didn't help out either.


If I want the loop order to be:
res => pump => rad #1 => cpu => gpu => rad #2 => reservoir

Where do I connect the tube from rad #1, and where do I connect the tube from reservoir?

Hoping for some good help, I'm stuck here. Off to bed for now, will work on it tomorrow.
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The inlet of that pump top is the hole on the top, the outlet is the hole on the side of the pump.
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post #3 of 8
make sure you are using the outlet holes on the res. (the bottom on the side and the one on the bottom.)

I don't know if it matters that much...but it might.
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Thanks charlie.
@ methos, my res is a revision 1. It doesn't have a hole in the bottom. But I used the lower hole(of the two in the side) for outlet.

Perhaps it is because my pump is located on level with the reservoir?
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Thanks charlie.
@ methos, my res is a revision 1. It doesn't have a hole in the bottom. But I used the lower hole(of the two in the side) for outlet.

Perhaps it is because my pump is located on level with the reservoir?
This may be the cause of your troubles. Try moving the reservoir to somewhere above the pump.
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I made the right connections and placed my pump below my res. Everything is working great now. Currently bleeding/leak testing. +Rep to y'all. Thanks
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post #7 of 8
You might have had an air bubble in your pump inlet. Happened to me once. Fixed it by shaking the case.
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post #8 of 8
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I have shaked my case(bled the system) and all that, loop is running in mint condition with great temps and all
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