Jan 20, 2021
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Hi all i need some help. this is my first time building a water cooled pc. I installed everything has you can see in the pictures, below, i having an Issue with water pump location. the i have 2 types on pumps and they are both to big to go next to the ram or the othe side of the Gpu. I was wondering if i can put it on the bottom, or let it hang over if thats ok.
So the question i need help is
  1. can i the pump over hang the shelf where the MB IS?
  2. if yes does it matter that radiator is on the bottom shelf?
  3. can the pump be put on the bottom next to the radiator?
  4. can the long pump be munted on the side or is it better to go with the oval shape one?
i can add more pictures if need be. if there a different pump i should be im all ears.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zti5nlqxkxkrs8r/Photo Jan 13, 3 06 28 PM.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/enh70f8c27gt5so/Photo Jan 19, 4 43 44 PM.jpg?dl=0
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/qyjwd12ttcoxuji/Photo Jan 19, 9 15 07 PM.jpg?dl=0
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rubix_1011

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You can mount the pump wherever works the best as long as the pump is secure enough for daily operation without any impact. The only thing to be aware of is that watercooling pumps are not self-priming, meaning, they must always be filled with water or coolant to operate and if they run dry or cannot 'reach' any coolant (the impeller) they will quickly degrade and fail.
 
Jan 20, 2021
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ok thanks for that. but i was reading the pump has to be higher than the radiator or there will be air bubbles. is it ok that they are same level. its ok that it hangs over the side. and this pump can be put on its side?
 
Jan 15, 2021
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ok thanks for that. but i was reading the pump has to be higher than the radiator or there will be air bubbles. is it ok that they are same level. its ok that it hangs over the side. and this pump can be put on its side?
The pump has to be lower than the radiator typically for AIOs since the pump is attached to the CPU block and there is no way to completely remove the air from the system. Since you are using a pump that feeds off a reservoir, as long as the reservoir has water in it, you are going to be fine. If the rad is higher there are going to be some bubbles trapped but you can tilt the system to get most of them out. A small amount of air near the inlet / outlet of the rad is no biggie for temps.
As for your mounting options, I have seen this Corsair combo mounted on its side, although I recommend for the filling process to turn the case so that the reservoir is upright and when the loop is full, seal it and turn the case on its feet.
 

rubix_1011

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Pump can be on its side, just have to make 100% that the pump inlet (where coolant enters the impeller to be pushed to the outlet) is always sumberged and does not have the opportunity to pull in air, which, vertical mount helps eliminate this, but horizontal mount makes it more susceptible.

Normally, you'd want the pump to be rather low in the loop in terms of height so that air bubbles can collect in the reservoir or be pushed out to the loop. If the pump is higher than other locations, all the air could potentially collect and displace all coolant in the reservoir until air/coolant equilibrium is displaced, which should be done anyway.
 
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Those side ports, based on the quick start guide, can be used as inlet / outlet. If you have a way to secure it in place like that you won't have a problem, just make sure to plug the extra holes and you have a way to fill the res.
 
Jan 15, 2021
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yes but its not flushed on panel of case. there a gap
That's a good thing, no? Less noise from vibration. Just screw it at the bottom panel through those holes and you're golden.
You got a pretty awkward case for first time water cooling man, should have gone for a safe bet.

Just my two cents.
 

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