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Hi Guys

Need some professional advice on changing my loop.




The acrylic of the res cracked and I would have a replacement res from the same brand, however, seeing this its obviously not a good idea. Thinking of going with the EK res which has the threads drilled in the metal part which looks more stable....



the swiftech res rev 2 is just
I know i probably over-tightened the fittings but with a metal i hope it won't break...

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekresx2150ad.html

Also if you see the current setup i have I thought to saw off this by a third and install it in the top part of the drive bays together with the new EK Res and the 2nd pump



do you have any other recommendations which is better...??

problem was the res which just not seemed to fill up when i had the pump and res on the bottom with the top rad mounted


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Swiftech has already accepted that there is a problem. Try talking to them they should have the hardened ones now ready to be sent to you.
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I have owned/used several of the EK reservoirs (EK-150), and the threading for all inlet and outlets are in the Delrin caps. Imho this is a safer design aspect than putting the threading in the body of the reservoir.

The Swiftech MicroRes (V2 ~ angular one) is also very good, and I have used owned both versions (V1 and V2). Although the threading is in the body of the reservoir the flat surface and thickness of the walls means a lot of pressure (excessive to the point of being ludicrous) is needed to crack the wall.

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Swiftech has already accepted that there is a problem. Try talking to them they should have the hardened ones now ready to be sent to you.
that means they have revised the revision 2 res even right?

as syrillian mentioned, goind for metal threads probably more safe. I never actually suer how much i have to screw or tighten the compression fittings thats why i tighten them very well, which seems fine but i over tightened it too much then with the acrylic res, however i of course don want have any leaks so lets go for the EK res but thanks for the info. +1 rep...

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I have owned/used several of the EK reservoirs (EK-150), and the threading for all inlet and outlets are in the Delrin caps. Imho this is a safer design aspect than putting the threading in the body of the reservoir.

The Swiftech MicroRes (V2 ~ angular one) is also very good, and I have used owned both versions (V1 and V2). Although the threading is in the body of the reservoir the flat surface and thickness of the walls means a lot of pressure (excessive to the point of being ludicrous) is needed to crack the wall.

the microres v2 was the initial res before i bought the swiftech's ones actually and with the new routing of the loop it might come in more handy then the larger EK 150 res but again i am worry about cracks now, need to think of the position of the res too on the top somewhere...

any idea about the loop optimization guys?? thanks much, appreciated..
    
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any ideas please. thanks
    
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okay found a solution with this sexy thing:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/kordu5refor1.html

rock solid, metal where the fittings are, strong acrylic, just 119 USD ;-) nice...
    
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Hi, again.

What types of ideas are you looking for?

Do you mean what types of reservoirs, or are there other factors that you wish addressed?

I see that you posted what appears to be a drive cage and that you may need to modify it so that a bay reservoir (you also linked that in post #7) will fit.

Fwiw, a reservoir that can be placed lower in the loop, but it will need to be higher than the pump when filling. The higher the better.

Have you considered using a fill-port in conjunction with either the EK reservoir or the Swiftech reservoir? Doing so makes filling and topping off very easy.



Note the left-side of the case. There is a Swiftech Microres that is being fed externally with a Danger Den fill-port.
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Hi mate, thanks for the picture
Yes I have a danger den fill pot too but i have mounted it on top of the GPU tube. I can not move the pump higher then the top radiator and i am quite bound to the ground, therefore I thought that the bay res from Koolance gives some alternative and I would use a funnel/fill port with tubing to fill it.

It remains to be seen if i can use the drive cage with the bay res option though now but I wanted to move the 2nd pump somewhere else or then it stays at the bottom, both of them...let's see

I was looking for better ideas of how the loop/routing could be, because I will be removing the GPU water block completely and add the chip set block from Koolance.
    
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