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Yet another H50 mod.. w/o a reservoir

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So I'm deciding that i want to mod my H50 and add the 240mm rad that i have laying around. The only problem is, i dont want to spend anything on getting a reservoir. Tubing isn't a problem as i can get some cheap from home depot. Has anyone attempted this?

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post #2 of 3
Dont do it! The gain is minimal, it is very time consuming filling the loop and getting the air out, there is a posibility you may kill the pump, you ruin your warranty in the prosess, there is a risk of leaks and last but not least it will require maintanence by doing so. I have tested this myself.
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I wouldn't do it without a res. It'll take you about one million trillion jigafitillion years to get all the air out and get it filled. I guess you could use a fillport. That'd work. T off to the fillport. As for the tubing, don't use the hardware store tubing. Most has lots of plasticizers in it (will cloud up) and it will not bend good at all.
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