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post #1 of 4
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So I've been planning to get a reservoir for my mcp 350 that I just got, (Courtesy of BMaverick, he still has alot of pumps) and I came across these reservoirs that replace the top of the pumps

And I was looking around for information about some of these, but I didn't find much information about this mini reservoir from Bitspower,
But I did find this test that Martins Lab conducted.

The tests look like they are kind of old, so they don't include some of the other reservoirs that I found, like the one above, and the one from Swiftech.


I was also wondering what peoples opinions were on these tops that can go on the DDC Pumps, and if these reservoirs are better than regular ones or any problems that may come with having such tiny reservoirs.
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post #2 of 4
I just installed that same bitspower res and with the sponge it's kinda restrictive. I took it out and using the top inlet instead and the flow is much better. If you have a lot of space there is better/cheaper options like the XSPC but for myself the bitspower one suits me best
post #3 of 4
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I see

That tiny bitspower reservoir looks pretty cool in my opinion.
I heard that without the sponge though theres alot of bubbles?

Do you see any difference from a regular reservoir?
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post #4 of 4
The BitsPower RES is ideal for those ITX or very small case builds where a T-fitting to fill the loop is very impractical.

Due note, when filling the loop with the smaller RES, fill and refill and refill until you first turn on the power. Even though this is a 10W pump, it still pulls in fluid fast.
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