Installing the Pump:
Now that the case has been taken apart I went on installing the pump. Reading
the manuals made me understand that this system was made for American's. The
supplied Eheim pump uses 220v, the USA version comes with the 110v version pre-installed
and wired. So using the supplied materials I installed the pump in the case.
High Quality Eheim Pump
box full of goodies supplied with the Qpower (click for detailed contentlist of Swiftech's Cooling Kit)
removing the existing "adapters" <> on the right: the white
to be installed "adapters"
changing the little black rubbery thingy from one side to the other (insulation
The pump with the new "adapters" installed
Now I had to find a spot in the case to install the Pump, Swiftech's
liquid cooling kit installation guide suggests at the bottom of the case. But
since the tubes weren't very long I searched elsewhere.
Found it! next to the (removable) hard drive rack there is some
room left, using velcro and a nylon strip I secured the pump in its place
Connecting the tubes was child's play, pushing them secure into
the adapters was all that needed to be done.
Unfortunately the pump's power cable was causing some problems
- you could dremel a hole at the backside of the case
- or solder the wires to the redundant power connector at the bottom-backside
If you chose to do neither you end up with a side panel that looks
the powercable of the pump is preventing the side panel to be completely
The time to bring water into the picture has come...