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[just wondering] Point of having a large res?

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Not that I have a custom loop, but what's the point of having a large res? My understanging was that the res is only to provide a point where you can open the loop to add coolant, drain it, and give the loop some padding in case coolant escaped during bleeding, etc, to make up for any lost fluid. Which comes back to my original question, why bother having a big one when a smaller one should be just fine?
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post #2 of 30
won't look as cool
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Watercooling is the perfect blend of purpose and aesthetics.
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Heat dissipation. More water = more heat dissipation.
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More volume. (Science term lol)
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
Heat dissipation. More water = more heat dissipation.
I don't think the amount of leftover water makes a difference, as long as that difference is in the res and not in the loop somewhere in the form of bubbles.
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post #7 of 30
Larger reservoirs are great for bleeding purposes. I am using a Danger Den dual 5.25" for one of my test benches because I can change a portion of my loop and not have to refill and wait for everything to bleed. Only need to top it off a few mL.
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Larger reservoirs are great for bleeding purposes. I am using a Danger Den dual 5.25" for one of my test benches because I can change a portion of my loop and not have to refill and wait for everything to bleed. Only need to top it off a few mL.
Huh?

So are you saying you can just let the coolant drain into the res temporarily while you switch out the loop components?
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post #9 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Huh?

So are you saying you can just let the coolant drain into the res temporarily while you switch out the loop components?
pretty sure he is using QDC's to make this happen.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Huh?

So are you saying you can just let the coolant drain into the res temporarily while you switch out the loop components?
Lol, no I mean that having a larger reservoirs means you don't have to top it off as much after you removed a w/c part. In my case, I have my CPU block and a couple of GPU blocks connected to a few quick disconnects. If I had to drain that small section and re-attach everything, the amount of liquid removed isn't as significant as say using a smaller reservoir.

*Edit: JE Nightmare got it right. Should have mentioned the QDC earlier. :/
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