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I tend to get everything fitted and then make the loom,You tend to give cables more length than they need if you do it early and guess the positioning of stuff.

Just my opinion,it may help with any future planning

Yeah I jumped the gun on the cables, now it will be even more difficult to do. So I guess I will just make all new cables, that or just find a pump top, mount the pump at the bottom of the case pushing directly into the front rad, then buy a 2nd cap for the EK X3 res and install a separate tube res where I can fit it. That's always an option. I'm going to leave it alone for a few days and hopefully I will conjure a solution. For now I need a beer.
post #8002 of 22174
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

I tend to get everything fitted and then make the loom,You tend to give cables more length than they need if you do it early and guess the positioning of stuff.

Just my opinion,it may help with any future planning

Yeah I jumped the gun on the cables, now it will be even more difficult to do. So I guess I will just make all new cables, that or just find a pump top, mount the pump at the bottom of the case pushing directly into the front rad, then buy a 2nd cap for the EK X3 res and install a separate tube res where I can fit it. That's always an option. I'm going to leave it alone for a few days and hopefully I will conjure a solution. For now I need a beer.

This ia what i would do in your situation.

Take a 90 off the top rad,use a vid connector or a long d plug,put a 90 on that then connect the res using a 10mm male to male with a return tube,the whole lot will be suspended and you wont hear a thing.

Also,it will look cool.
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I think I understand what you mean, and this would suspend the res in the air, in place, and then I could shoggy sandwich the pump with a regular top at the bottom of the case? Or are you thinking I could suspend the entire pump/res combo in the air?
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I think I understand what you mean, and this would suspend the res in the air, in place, and then I could shoggy sandwich the pump with a regular top at the bottom of the case? Or are you thinking I could suspend the entire pump/res combo in the air?

The entire unit.

No vibration and,if done cleanly,kinda special,get the tube done on the backside so you wont see it and voila,job done.

I would hesitate if it was a chinese stamped steel horrorwobble case or something but the Alu is plenty thick and wont deform on the S3.

If you are concerned about sag then rotate the front rad ports down and connect one of the to the pump out ,the hose will prop the whole thing up.
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 7/3/14 at 2:15pm
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post #8005 of 22174
Not a bad idea, I think I'm going to get the multi-port top and a little inner res tube so I can return coolant through the top and still use the extra ports for filling/maintenance. Then with a series of adapters I can space and mount the res to avoid the wires and other components. Thanks for the tip! thumb.gif
post #8006 of 22174
I was really hopin they would do a July4th coupon code of some sort, not complainin but this case is just a little out of my league being laid off and all and every little bit helps. With that being said I pulled it together anyway and I'm glad I did. I know I will have no regrets. Now I know what you guys mean about the anticipation, It's killin me. It seems like im constantly goin over in my head how im gonna do this rebuild/Loop. This will be my first "real" custom loop. A few months ago I expanded my H220 to my GPU.

I opted for the 2 tone Merlin SM8 white ext./black Int. biggrin.gif


Cant wait to join the club, I will take some pics once I get it and get my loop installed. Hopefully by the time it arrives The elusive MCP50X will be available rolleyes.gif If not I may have to go with something else but I'm struggling to decide on a reservoir let alone a pump.

I'm kinda curious if my SM8 will arrive flat or built. I didnt see any options when ordering and wasnt sure if there's a price difference but either way I dont mind
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Guys I'm looking to get a pump cover for my D5. I need something that will work with this pump top as I already have it in hand. Is the bitspower D5 mod kit my only option? Not thrilled about paying $50 just to cover my pump.

Also, does Bitspower have the only Matte Black compression fittings?
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 7/3/14 at 7:41pm
post #8008 of 22174
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Guys I'm looking to get a pump cover for my D5. I need something that will work with this pump top as I already have it in hand. Is the bitspower D5 mod kit my only option? Not thrilled about paying $50 just to cover my pump.

Also, does Bitspower have the only Matte Black compression fittings?

 

I found that anything that started to look good was ....you guessed it...$50 a copy

on the upside they are very well made with very high quality anodized/plate

 

 

 

 

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post #8009 of 22174
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Guys I'm looking to get a pump cover for my D5. I need something that will work with this pump top as I already have it in hand. Is the bitspower D5 mod kit my only option? Not thrilled about paying $50 just to cover my pump.

Also, does Bitspower have the only Matte Black compression fittings?

With the Bitspower top your only option is the Bistpower mod kit. But they are very well made and good looking. What color are you aiming for?

To answer your question on the fittings, i need to know if you're going on soft or hard tubing?
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I'm kinda curious if my SM8 will arrive flat or built

I am wondering that too.
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