Project: Red Iron (Build Log – Part 2)

Pump and reservoir placement

As mentioned in part 1 of this build log, when the Bitspower reservoir was mounted on top of the pump mod and pump, with a 90 degree fitting at the top of the reservoir, it was about 1cm too tall to fit inside the Elite 110. This meant that the reservoir and pump had to be located separately inside the case.

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The best location was to have the reservoir remain at the end of the graphics card, and the pump positioned above the graphics card. Another 90 degree fitting was placed at the bottom of the reservoir so that it would be easier to route a piece of hard tubing from it to the pump (remember I had enough room on the other side of the graphics card to route tubing).

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The biggest concern with these positions was having the pump positioned higher than the reservoir, which would make priming the pump and getting the air pockets out of the water cooling loop a lot harder.

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