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Is there any problems with setting up dual res's in series like below? Have a case planned out with dual 480 rads and twin pumps and would like to mount 2 reservoirs so the option from going from single to dual loop is as painless as possible when swapping out components.

As always all advice and comments are appreciated.

DualRes.jpg
Edited by Krahe - 4/24/12 at 4:32pm
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post #2 of 12
Kind of a silly idea, but it will work as drawn.
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I'm curious? Why silly? Scratch building a case thats ready for multiple setups.
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Idk .I run a bong.,.get great temps,too
PS 1 $2 bag of ice=OCing session
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post #5 of 12
No problems doing it that way; it will act like one big res.

The problems come if you put a res halfway through the loop. Then you have issues with loosing fluid momentum leading to lower flow rates and the possibility, if the second res is not air tight, of it overflowing.
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post #6 of 12
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Thx Gingerjohn, I had read something similar somewhere and just wanted to make sure I'd avoided that problem

@Schmuckley, I enjoy the designing and building, its a hobby, tbh I get bored when I finish a build. smile.gif
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krahe View Post

Is there any problems with setting up dual res's in series like below? Have a case planned out with dual 480 rads and twin pumps and would like to mount 2 reservoirs so the option from going from single to dual loop is as painless as possible when swapping out components.
As always all advice and comments are appreciated.
DualRes.jpg

Why not use ONE res with two pumps like this one thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by BadDad62 View Post

Why not use ONE res with two pumps like this one thumb.gif
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BTW, here is the the link to the above RES mentioned....

http://www.xs-pc.com/products/laing-pump-top-reservoir/acrylic-dual-5-25%E2%80%9D-reservoir-for-two-laing-ddcs

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post #9 of 12
Legit question, whats the advantage of two res?
    
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdubb2k View Post

Legit question, whats the advantage of two res?

Just more water, takes a bit longer for the temp to rise due to increased water volume but stabilizes quickly. Only real reason to run dual res is if you have dual loops.
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