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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

I think @Ypsylon is checking if it is OK to rotate the pump in the housing of the D5 Dual Bay Res combo as pictured in his component stockpile

If that is what you meant, then yes, feel free to remove or loosen the retention plate and rotate to best suit your installation..
D5 pumps are fine mounted either sideways and vertical (with impeller facing up)
It does not mater which way the the pump is rotated/orientated, so long as it is mounted appropriately.
As Gabz stated - never upside down (impeller facing down)


Yes, that's exactly what I'm checking. By default in reverse orientated case cables on the pump are on the top left side in plain sight. I want to put them in the right bottom corner (yes corner on a circle/cylinder! biggrin.gif). So according to what you wrote fast_fate I guess that's very much OK, which is great.

As for mounting up-side down (impeller facing down). That's was one thing which put me off away from Koolance RP-452×2. It does look great, but possibility of destroying 2 pumps by some air that wasn't removed when filling. For the price prefer to get 2 separate EK Res and connect them together.

On a side note. One thing however annoyed me seriously. Mini-morning rant. I know it's problem with many things these days from cars to watercooling, but I have to say this if somebody from EK is reading this post. To be on safe side I've ordered spare pump to avoid any possibility that pump is bad at the start. To my amazement when I've opened the box, pump was alone without o-ring piece. Is it really so expensive to put o-ring inside? Raise damn price by 1 Euro/$/whatever and deliver it ready to mount. Why or why I have to order this thing separately?! My blood is boiling at idiocies like this.mad.gif
post #15062 of 22267
Thank you very much, its the Mecury S8, so far a joy to build, just at the stage of powder coating before I can resume.
post #15063 of 22267
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Originally Posted by Ypsylon View Post

Yes, that's exactly what I'm checking. By default in reverse orientated case cables on the pump are on the top left side in plain sight. I want to put them in the right bottom corner (yes corner on a circle/cylinder! biggrin.gif). So according to what you wrote fast_fate I guess that's very much OK, which is great.

As for mounting up-side down (impeller facing down). That's was one thing which put me off away from Koolance RP-452×2. It does look great, but possibility of destroying 2 pumps by some air that wasn't removed when filling. For the price prefer to get 2 separate EK Res and connect them together.

On a side note. One thing however annoyed me seriously. Mini-morning rant. I know it's problem with many things these days from cars to watercooling, but I have to say this if somebody from EK is reading this post. To be on safe side I've ordered spare pump to avoid any possibility that pump is bad at the start. To my amazement when I've opened the box, pump was alone without o-ring piece. Is it really so expensive to put o-ring inside? Raise damn price by 1 Euro/$/whatever and deliver it ready to mount. Why or why I have to order this thing separately?! My blood is boiling at idiocies like this.mad.gif
They cleatly point that you order pump impeller only. No top, no gasket.
So no offense, but its only your fault.
post #15064 of 22267
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Originally Posted by sdmf74 View Post

I didnt know CL sold those, I went out and bought a table for my case rolleyes.gif

Im assuming thats the magnum base platform? Is the open center for the rubber feet to fit down into the platform and keep it stable?
I honestly don't know if they ever put a listing on their site. I asked Kevin if they could build one and they did. It shipped back in 12/2012.
The platform is open in the center, just like the pedestals w/o the bottom cover. It is set up to mount castors, and I use the heavy duty ones from CL.

I'm thinking that the same piece that fits the bottom of the pedestals also fits the open space, but I don't remember for sure....I actually use a piece of acrylic that I put a hole in for a drain valve.
The platform also came with spacers, because you need some offset like is built into the pedestals.

I haven't had the platform off in so long that's pretty much all I remember. Not even sure if anyone else ever asked for a platform for an SM8!
post #15065 of 22267
You can find 2 different bases and casters here:
http://www.caselabs-store.com/casters-and-plateforms/

They've always been on the site.
post #15066 of 22267
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

You can find 2 different bases and casters here:
http://www.caselabs-store.com/casters-and-plateforms/

They've always been on the site.

Yeah I found them last night, I wish I knew about em when I ordered my case biggrin.gif
So the Magnum Base works with Merlin cases (SM8 specifically)? Can you explain specifically why the center is open. Also how much bigger is the TX10 SD Caster Platform, I couldnt find any dimensions on either base just thickness of aluminum?
That thing has some serious casters on it
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post #15067 of 22267
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Originally Posted by sdmf74 View Post

Yeah I found them last night, I wish I knew about em when I ordered my case biggrin.gif
So the Magnum Base works with Merlin cases (SM8 specifically)? Can you explain specifically why the center is open. Also how much bigger is the TX10 SD Caster Platform, I couldnt find any dimensions on either base just thickness of aluminum?
That thing has some serious casters on it
I just dug out my original CL order and the platform was listed as "SM8 & ST10 Platform".
But I still don't think they were listed on the site at the time I ordered.
post #15068 of 22267
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Originally Posted by Deeptek View Post

Haha i hear you man. I got a friend that owns a body shop and has a paint booth. Looking into what I need to do to prep the case so the auto paint bonds to the alum.

I wonder if aircraft stripper would work or if it would damage the aluminum.. hmm

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Originally Posted by iBored View Post

I really wanted to paint the panels, but stripping the powder coating and re-coating is really expensive here in SG

That's why I just plan on a good scuffing then paint, just not sure which color yet
 
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post #15069 of 22267
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

I just dug out my original CL order and the platform was listed as "SM8 & ST10 Platform".
But I still don't think they were listed on the site at the time I ordered.

Thats why I asked, I hope a caselabs rep will clarify cause it would seem they made/sent you a different base then the two that are listed.
The magnum's description says "Give your STH10, SMH10 or SMA8 more stability" It doesnt mention anything about SM8.
Do you mind If I ask was the price similar to the magnum one listed on the site now? thanx
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post #15070 of 22267
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Originally Posted by sdmf74 View Post

Thats why I asked, I hope a caselabs rep will clarify cause it would seem they made/sent you a different base then the two that are listed.
The magnum's description says "Give your STH10, SMH10 or SMA8 more stability" It doesnt mention anything about SM8.
Do you mind If I ask was the price similar to the magnum one listed on the site now? thanx
The invoice says the platform was $44.95. The castors were not included in that price.
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