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Old March 4, 2009, 12:18 AM
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Hey guys, I did this really fast just to sort of show how I'd like to layout my loop. I just need to know if it will work logically. I'm thinking of taking off those two rear fans, mounting a dual fan rad with the fans attatched to blow the air through the rad, and out the back of the case.

The fittings would be at the bottom, the question is, would the pump be able pump the water up through the rad to cool it. Or will it just get pumped to the CPU Block, and half-a** bypass going all the way up through the rad?

*** take it easy on my drawing, i did it in about 2 minutes. Also, take it easy on me, im a total noob to WC***

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Old March 4, 2009, 05:45 AM
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Well your rad will have 2 spaces for fittings on it, an inlet and outlet so you don't need to worry:).



Other than that you will be fine, but you might need to pick up a 90 degree bend for that tube going into the pump. Luckily NCIX now has some of the really nice Bitspower stuff, like this lovely little gem.
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Old March 4, 2009, 05:55 AM
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I'm no WC'ing expert, but shouldn't the Res and/or fillport be at the highest point in the loop? In case of air bubbles.....
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Old March 4, 2009, 06:05 AM
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your res should be high. but if you use a mounting for the res then leave it unmounted to fill the system then mount it once all the air pockets are out then mount anywhere you had already planed and yes you can go through you rad first then to your cpu block as long as you use a good pump
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Old March 4, 2009, 06:07 AM
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and make sure to run out your loop for a least 24 hours to check for leaks and air ( trust me it can save you a lot of money)
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Old March 4, 2009, 06:17 AM
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The res doesn't really NEED to be at the highest point, it just makes things easier. What I have done in the past is just attach a fitting to the fillport of my res and affix a short bit of spare tubing to fill my loop, no fussing with case orientation and less chance of a mess(getting a damn funnel to stay in the fillport of the res can be hard).

Observe, I filled this lady last night and bleeding it was very easy, if you turn up your pump to max(MCP655) it generally mulches all the air and it comes out as foam, ugly but it works.
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Old March 4, 2009, 06:50 AM
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So a strong pump should be able to push water though the loop i designed?
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Old March 4, 2009, 06:53 AM
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yes. chuckle what cooling add are you using nice color
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i see thank still sleep i guess
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So a strong pump should be able to push water though the loop i designed?
No doubt, an MCP655 or 355 are both great pumps. If you want a nice integrated solution the 355 with a restop is fantastic to neaten up the look of the loop.

Here's an example:


The result is a very clean and contained loop, compare that to the madness you sometimes get with a giant MCP655 and a res floating around. Note that the MCP355 IS a quite loud pump, by comparison the 655 can be turned down so if you have headroom(plenty of flow and good temps) you can adjust it down. At the 4/5 mark I was able to run fluid through a D-tek Fuzion, EK FC8800 block, an MCR220 and MCR120, a PA 120.3, a micro-res and about 4-6 feet of tubing.
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