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2011/01/24 17:29:54 (permalink)
I am building my first water cooled rig and would appreciate some advice here. Just received the Bitspower Z-Multi 80 water tank  ...and I'm a little confused how to set it up correctly. First up, here's the tank:

Cute, right? There are 3 holes in the bottom (or what I think is the bottom), and one on the top.
 
Of the three holes in the bottom;
 - one hole has a clear stop fitting screwed in (for an LED light)
 - one hole has a standard silver stop fitting scrwed in
 - the other hole has nothing screwed in the outside, but on the inside of the reservoir is screwed a metal "aqua jet" pipe.
 
The hole in the top looks like a standard stop fitting (except that it's screwed into the inside of the reservior), but it's not a normal stop fitting, it's something they call an "anti-cyclone" adapter:

Apparently it's meant to stop vortex effect (swirling water and air bubbles), although I imagine it would also restrict flow somewhat.
 
Ok very pretty.
 
My intended loop is : reservoir -> 655 pump -> RX360 radiator -> CPU block -> 480 block -> 480 block -> reservoir.  I also have an EK full board block I may add in as well.. will see how temps are though (EVGA E770 board).
 
The pump will be at the lowest point of the loop, and the reservoir at the highest point. The pump has one inflow port and two outflow ports available (using an EK pump top).
 
So which hole on the reservoir is meant to be the outflow (going to the pump), and which hole is meant to be the inflow (from the last 480 block)?
 
I was thinking the single hole in the top would be meant for a fillport or similar, the reservoir inflow would be in the bottom through the "aqua jet" pipe, and then out through the other hole where the standard stop fitting is right now in the pic.. (and then a LED light in the third hole), but then ..where the heck does the "anti-cyclone" adapter go?  It achieves nothing sitting at the top!
 
Is the "anti-cyclone" adapter meant as an alternative to the "aqua jet" pipe? Maybe the adapter sits on top of the outlet hole.. but that wouldn't make much sense. The BP website does not seem to say one way or the other. Can anyone clue me in here?
 
Also I was going to add a drainage pipe.. I would imagine putting it on the spare (2nd) outflow port on the pump top would make the most sense, since that is at the lowest point of the loop. Sound ok?
 
Very much appreciate advice on this reservoir, as I can't seem to get a clear (or at least consistant) explanation anywhere.
 
Help!
 
Thanks...

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    Re:bitspower z-multi water tank setup 2011/01/24 19:18:59 (permalink)
    It can be any way you want, there's no intended inlet or outlet. I personally have mine set up with the 3 holes on the bottom, and the 1 hole on top, which I use to fill it.
     
    The anticyclone adapter is unnecessary. Really it's more just for asthetics than anything IMO, same for the pipe. I don't use either of them, I like my res to look cleaner.
     
    Take a look at my Mods Rigs thread, you may find some useful pics in it, here: http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=790968

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    Re:bitspower z-multi water tank setup 2011/01/26 21:32:30 (permalink)
     
    Thanks guys.. just remove all the guff and stick to the functional - I should have known!
    Three down, one up it is - no pipe, no flow-restricting whosie-whatsit.

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