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Turn a closed loop cooler into a loop? Possible?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TRWOV, Nov 12, 2012.

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    I got a water cooling kit for socket 775, the issue is that the only place I can install it is at the front of the case (back exhaust is 92mm) but the tubes are too short. Could I add a reservoir and change the tubes? Is that feasible?


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    yep without a problem
     
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    The pump most likely isn't strong enough to handle a reservoir. However, I'm sure you could change the tubing out for something a little longer. keep it as short as possible though.
     
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    Yes you can change the tubing the res might be pushing it depending on the pump.
     
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    Without a res, I suggest at least a T-line so that you can easily refill or add fluid as needed.
     
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    how does the reservoir affect the pump? I was thinking of a small one (100ml or so) so that I could add water to the kit.
     
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    More resistance I imagine a straight through tube reservoir wouldn't make enough difference to cause issues.
     
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    how's something like this:

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    yes, but the filling pipe is welded shut; besides with the shroud installed it becomes inaccessible:


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    I could cut it open but I don't know how would I go about closing it. Any ideas?
     
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    put a piece of tube on it to a fillport.
     
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    I can think of a number of ways, depending how technical you want to get. I've made plugs by shaving a wooden pencil so it was just a little bigger than the hole and then pounding it in:) You could probably find a black rubber cork/stopper around the same diameter at a hardware store.

    Cd's solution sounds the best, kill two birds with one stone.
     
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