Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 10:09 AM
JoeOnePack's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: GTA
Posts: 237

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dandelioneater View Post
Another thing to consider:

for that pump, the inlet is the horizontal barb. and the outlet(discharge) is the vertical. So you would want the vertical to be connected to the radiator and the horizontal one to connect to the resevoir.

http://www.swiftech.org/Installation...ide_MCP655.pdf

edit: check the pic 2 posts back.
I see I see... Damn, that kinda ruins all my thoughts and dreams. That was the whole reason why I wanted to mount the pump and resevoir like that. Now I have to rethink the entire loop.

Let me draw a new loop.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 10:20 AM
JoeOnePack's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: GTA
Posts: 237

My System Specs

Default

How about this.

Any recommendations as to where else I could mount the resevoir/pump?

I also moved the PCI-E cable to the lower hole. Much better. ;)


By kyle87t at 2012-06-06
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 10:54 AM
SugarJ's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 6,071

My System Specs

Default

That will work. But consider moving the res to the back fan grill, it might make cleaner runs.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 11:05 AM
JoeOnePack's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: GTA
Posts: 237

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarJ View Post
That will work. But consider moving the res to the back fan grill, it might make cleaner runs.
Would you use the top port to rad and bottom port to pump?
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 11:12 AM
Pabz0r545's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,301

My System Specs

Default

Hey. Nice to see you went with the GD65 :). You have a great looking start and potential for an even better lookin machine.

I'm not sure aesthetics matter to you or if it's even an option but I would get a bay style reservoir which will hold your d5 pump and clean up your build a lot. I find that d5 pump to be hideous without a special pump house. If not I would try to mount your optical drive higher if possible, but looks like that fan might be in the way. and you can hide your pump,res in the lower drive bays.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 11:55 AM
JoeOnePack's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: GTA
Posts: 237

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pabz0r545 View Post
Hey. Nice to see you went with the GD65 :). You have a great looking start and potential for an even better lookin machine.

I'm not sure aesthetics matter to you or if it's even an option but I would get a bay style reservoir which will hold your d5 pump and clean up your build a lot. I find that d5 pump to be hideous without a special pump house. If not I would try to mount your optical drive higher if possible, but looks like that fan might be in the way. and you can hide your pump,res in the lower drive bays.
I just got off the phone with Dazmode and had a lengthy discussion about this issue. He was ridiculously nice over the phone and answered every question I had.

He recommended the EK D5 pump & res combo. I like the idea and could mount it just to the right of the video card. I just wanted to finish this build today. :D My impatience is kicking in.

What bay resevoir would you recommend?
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 12:01 PM
Pabz0r545's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,301

My System Specs

Default

Yes the EK pump res combo would look really good as well. I am a big fan of the tube style reservoirs. They look absolutely awesome filled with colored fluid.

Really whichever bay style reservoir you like the most that houses a d5 pump. The aesthetics are up to you. I simply suggested for the aesthetic reason and cleanliness of the build.

from a quick search at daz I would say this is nice, has a great price and would probably look great on your 650d.
XSPC Dual 5.25 Reservoir for One Laing D5 (Back Mount) XSPC Dual 5.25 Reservoir for One Laing D5 (Back Mount) [582676] - $58.99 : DazMode PC Watercooling Gear, Canadian Best PC Watercooling and Modding Store
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 12:05 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,412

My System Specs

Default

I'm a recent bay res convert. I avoided using them for years because of concerns over res/pump seal leaks, but after using one in my latest build I doubt I'll ever go back. As already stated, any of the D5 bay res kits will suit fine, and it bites that you'll probably end up building your current loop first and then redoing it, but I honestly think you'll find the ease of use, and general clean install that a bay res offers to be one of those things you'll never regret.


Thermaltake Level 10 GT Water Cooling build log
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 12:08 PM
Slaughter's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 346

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pabz0r545 View Post
Yes the EK pump res combo would look really good as well. I am a big fan of the tube style reservoirs. They look absolutely awesome filled with colored fluid.

Really whichever bay style reservoir you like the most that houses a d5 pump. The aesthetics are up to you. I simply suggested for the aesthetic reason and cleanliness of the build.

from a quick search at daz I would say this is nice, has a great price and would probably look great on your 650d.
XSPC Dual 5.25 Reservoir for One Laing D5 (Back Mount) XSPC Dual 5.25 Reservoir for One Laing D5 (Back Mount) [582676] - $58.99 : DazMode PC Watercooling Gear, Canadian Best PC Watercooling and Modding Store
That is the same bay res I was looking at but I swear it was $10 cheaper last week.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old June 6, 2012, 12:17 PM
JoeOnePack's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: GTA
Posts: 237

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post
That is the same bay res I was looking at but I swear it was $10 cheaper last week.
Alright well I can get the parts by Friday if I order in the next couple hours.

I need to make a decision NOW!!!!

For the bay resevoir, I still need to keep my pump?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New build, need help when it comes to watercooling Marwan5418 Water Cooling 25 November 25, 2011 12:02 PM
First Watercooling Build Musabi New Builds 47 March 22, 2010 07:15 AM
Watercooling build Help homer98 New Builds 25 March 9, 2010 09:45 AM
New watercooling build is complete. Dazmode Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery 19 December 29, 2009 01:11 AM
Watercooling Build: Looking for input! Sagath New Builds 28 April 5, 2009 11:23 PM