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Hide pump unit in lower PC compartment to free up space? Advice?

Hey guys,


I will need to upgrade my graphics card soon but all the flagship RTX cards (and presumably the upcoming gen too) are quite long at around 292-300mm and my current 1080 is 266. This means I need to free up some space horizontally in the case (either by going for a smaller reservoir tube and moving the reservoir up or down so it doesn't obstruct the gpu or separating the pump from the res and hiding it the lower compartment next to the psu or both). Any ideas how that separation would work cuz I can't really imagine it myself.. 

 

**n.b-> Yes I can fit the gpu in the lowest slot but since I'm going for air-cooled cards again I don't want to suffocate it being so close to the metal divider under it.

 

Any further ideas how to solve this are appreciated! Cheers :)

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I would just get a smaller reservoir, and install it higher than the graphics card. On a side note, please dust your case and components, Jesus.

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Moving the pump lower could result in some flow loss due to a higher pump head (the height which it needs to pump) but I doubt it would be a great enough difference (6 inches?) to be noticeable in any significant way. Do it with some soft tubing temporarily to see how it works out before making new hard lines.

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1 minute ago, bruny06 said:

I would just get a smaller reservoir, and install it higher than the graphics card. On a side note, please dust your case and components, Jesus.

Yes I admit in shame I haven't had the time in the last months to clean it properly :D I'm on it as we speak. My apologies.

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4 minutes ago, PreSlav said:

 

 

You mean something like this? Mount the reservoir higher on for example the top radiator and house the pump in the PSU compartment. The pump is doing the same work anyway since it has to go through the radiator in the bottom chamber anyway.

 

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Yes that's what I'm thinking of pretty much. I just noticed that I could put the gpu in the 3rd slot not the very last one and probably make it work with a smaller reservoir and the same setup. But in other news, can i just say neat tubing, sir, holy moly! You did a great job there!

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7 minutes ago, For Science! said:

 

You mean something like this? Mount the reservoir higher on for example the top radiator and house the pump in the PSU compartment. The pump is doing the same work anyway since it has to go through the radiator in the bottom chamber anyway.

 

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Can I hire you to take photos of my rig?

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1 minute ago, bruny06 said:

Can I hire you to take photos of my rig?

I actually started to get into photography because I was really unsatisfied with my 2017 pictures :P a tripod and a prime lens does wonders on the presentation of the rig!

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Get rid of the pump. No need to keep it up top. Not a lot of hardware so it should do its job no matter where it is. 

 

I only ever had one case with a basement and ended up working well. Even got rid of the res at one point. 

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