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I hope I don't start something on the scale of AMD vs. Nvidia, but this should have chemistry to back it up so here goes...
I am looking at this part:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_773&products_id=28420
and this part:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_773&products_id=28422
(there is a bunch of colour options, but that should be irrelevant...)
They are the same price, so what are the differences in thermal conductivity? Does one crack easier? Degrade over time? Is one porous? Does one react to water? (i hope not. lol) What's the deal??
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Well I am going to let you read for yourself and make up your own mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyoxymethylene

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly(methyl_methacrylate)
Cut and paste link isn't working.
Edited by chewdude - 12/13/11 at 9:45pm
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POM is far more durable and chemical resistant than acrylic.
It isn't even close.
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In the past 8 years, acrylic reservoirs come an go. The two I had owned in the past that were epoxied and screwed together would leak after a period of time.

If something is machined out of acrylic to prevent the sides from leaking great! If not, run for the hills and don't even consider it as an option. Some acrylic is cast molded into a bottle or cup shaped. This can work with a gasket or oring seal at the top.

As for POM, it's great stuff. no issues. PBT is another good choice too.
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ok, thanks. Made my decision smile.gif
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