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Ok, my water cooling parts have finally arrived, and I just realized that I don't have a good place to put my kill coil. I have a Koolance RP-452X2 reservoir, and there's no way I'm taking the front plate off again to put the coil in there; it took way too long to get the o-rings back in place the last time I took it off.

I have two places which I feel would work for the coil. In the radiator or in the serial connector for the reservoir. I am leaning towards dropping it into my RX360 because it looks like it will fit without restricting water flow as it would if I put it in the serial connector for my radiator.

So my main questions are: would a kill coil in my RX360 actually kill off bacteria/microorganisms, and would it be detrimental to the performance of my radiator?
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post #2 of 14
Anywhere in the water flow will work fine.
Mine is in my res, but in the tubing is also a good spot, as is the rad, assuming it doesn't block any water flow.
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I would be deterred from putting a killcoil anywhere that I couldn't see it, but that's just my opinion.
    
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You can't work it in through the reservoir's fillports?
    
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post #5 of 14
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You can't work it in through the reservoir's fillports?
Exactly. No reason to take off the front plate again.
    
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post #6 of 14
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You can't work it in through the reservoir's fillports?
Wow, until you mentioned this I didn't even think to try that. The fill port on the top is just the right size. Thanks!
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post #7 of 14
um lol? if its wide, you can even screw it in.
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um lol? if its wide, you can even screw it in.
Your system build name cracks me up! (In before someone berates us for a sense of humor.)

OT: I feel your pain OP, I have an EK spin-bay reservoir that is a royal pain in the butt to get that little round seal back in place when I take it apart to clean!
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post #9 of 14
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You can't work it in through the reservoir's fillports?
That's a great idea and I exactly did that. I extended the silver kill coil so that it was perfectly straight and slowly pushed it in through the fill ports.
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I'm using the DDC pump version of that reservoir.
I wrapped the kill coil around the long plug that goes in through the side.
Obviously this wouldn't work for you if you are using the short plug to combine the chambers.
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