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I was thinking of getting the Swiftech MCRes-Micro R2 SSF Hi-Flow Acrylic Reservoir. It fits my current budget but I'm just curious as to why its much cheaper than other reservoirs? Will this leak? Or should I not worry?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0391776
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I was thinking of getting the Swiftech MCRes-Micro R2 SSF Hi-Flow Acrylic Reservoir. It fits my current budget but I'm just curious as to why its much cheaper than other reservoirs? Will this leak? Or should I not worry?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0391776

I'd say it's so cheap because of its size. Judging by comparison of the rest of it to the barbs... it looks really tiny.
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Is this not good? I would be water cooling the cpu and gpu.
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Yes, the reservoir is really tiny. I though it would be little bigger, but it does what it's supposed to do, hold water. I'm get a large reservoir later, but for now it works. It's the cheapest reservoir I could find, which allowed me to put my money on other components like adjustable pump, gpu block, better tubing, and so forth.

I wouldn't worry about it though since a more expensive reservoir won't improve performance. The only difference I found between reservoir is that some are easier to bleed drain/fill than others. This particular one is pretty nifty in that it's easy to drain/fill or bleed compared to some of the more expensive reservoirs. Finally, there is the aesthetics, which varies from person to person. I'm sure there is some one out here that prefers this reservoir to the cylindrical or bay reservoir models.
Edited by Bekster - 7/20/12 at 4:07pm
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Yeah, I think you'd be pretty safe going with that reservoir for a short while as the main purpose of a reservoir is to maintain enough liquid in the loop should the level drop for some reason. Even if you got this one now and in say 6 months or a year even once you'd saved up some extra money get a bigger one like a bay res or something. I say a bay res as judging by your case I don't really think you'd have much room elsewhere, no?
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Well I'm doing a new build with the xigmatech elysium super tower. I'll be cooling the i7 3930K and GTX 470 (a 680 is out of my budget for now). But yes in the current case I have there is not much room. But I was reading that the elysium is an excellent water cooling case so I bought that for the new build.
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Ok, well if you're going with a bigger case and with a 470/3930K perhaps a little bit bigger reservoir maybe could be included?

Here's a BitsPower inline tube reservoir... I'm not familiar with the elysium cases so I'm not sure how mounting would be done, or you've got the XSPC Bay Res/Pump Como. It is ofcourse ultimately up to you, just throwing some ideas out there. I don't know if you have a $30 budget for your reservoir or $100 but there are some good choices there.
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I'd prefer $30-$40 for the res. Thats why I was thinking of getting that res but if its too small then I might get the inline tube res.
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That would more than likely be fine. I would seriously think about get a slightly bigger one (even if only a bay res or something) later on though, I wouldn't worry about it for months though. As I said earlier, a small one will do for a while it just helps to have one slightly bigger wink.gif lol.
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