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Going to buy 50 bucks of watercooling stuff, how should I lay it out?

I am going to be buying a new tube style reservoir, and I want to have a "flowing water" effect in it. So I pretty much have to have it flow into the top of it. I want to position the pump (in red) to face towards the side panel, and push into the top radiator. Would it even be feasible to have a fill port on something like this? Or will I have to move the inlet on the res to one of the bottom four holes? What about a drain port? Emptying and filling the existing rig is sketchy AF. 

 

Existing rig:

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Possible planned new setup:

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Would something like this even be a good idea? How do you think I should do it? I want the res mounted above the pump, and the pump between the HDD/fan sandwich and the front radiator.

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You'd have to fill into the res and then gravity would bring the water to the pump and keep it filled.

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I would run it from the CPU to the top rad, top rad to the front rad then front down to the res/pump much cleaner and shorter tubing runs.

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I would do it so it goes res -> pump -> gpu -> cpu -> rad -> res

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I would run it from the CPU to the top rad, top rad to the front rad then front down to the res/pump much cleaner and shorter tubing runs.

The issue I have here is that the tube coming out of the pump is difficult to route to anything on the left side due to the HDD fanwich.

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The issue I have here is that the tube coming out of the pump is difficult to route to anything on the left side due to the HDD fanwich.

 

How about a dual rotary 90 fitting to get it over to the GPU area. 

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The link from the pump to the GPU is a difficult run due to space restrictions

Have the HDD hidden behind the res

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How about a dual rotary 90 fitting to get it over to the GPU area. 

Maybe I can position the pump so it points towards the other side panel (non windowed) so I can run a tube to the GPU without getting in the way

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Perhaps something like this:

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Where should I put fill/drain ports?

 

Yeah that looks good, I would use the extra ports on the res and have the drain face out the back side if you can where you can to attach an extra hose to drain off of. 

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