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R bubbles bad? DD resevoir @ high flow

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I recently got some DD stuff and have been really pleased with the performance gain I was able to acheive.
*My issue is the resevoir I bought from them, I got the plastic 5 1/4" bay res, because it has two sets of inputs on it allowing me to run two cooling loops off of my D5. Yet when the pump is up full scale, the resevoir slosh's sooo much, I get a lot of bubbles in the system. Now, I know air is not the cooling element in the H20 system, so you dont have to tell me thats not a good thing. But can anyone give me any recommendations? Is it critical to have the pump @ full bore or close to it? **For further input here is the layout of my system below.

Resevoir output-> pump-> radiator-> inline "T"-> loop#1 to TDX cpu block, then to input1 on resevoir-> loop#2 to GPU block, then to input2 on the resevoir.
post #2 of 8
It usually helps with bubbles if your resevoir is higher located than the pump, but lower than the unit it's going from.
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well fill it up as much as possible for one, second make sure that the suction line is not creating a little vortex that is sucking in air if its a sinble bay res this can happen thats why i like the duoble bay res or one of the different designs

you dont really need the pump at full tilt if you have your controller hooked up to it try throttleing it and see what temps you get
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Take a look at how this Swifty res is made, notice how it has a piece of plexi coming down to force the fluid down..Petra's Tech Shop..I have one in a external rig and it is very quiet with no bubbles....They are made to work with high flow pumps....
I have the same bay-res you have... I've been thinking about modding it like the little Swifty res...The res has a divider in it so it would be fairly simple to add it to it...
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just make sure you have enough water in your res so that the bubbles dont get sucked into the tubes

I have bubbles in mine but they are high above my intake
    
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I had this problem too with my dual 5 1/4" bay res, I had to fill it to the tippy top other wise the pump sucked so much it would suck in air bubbles.
    
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Thanks for the input....i will add some more water to the res. It is located close to the top of my case, under my Rad. Here are a few pics of the install, I just completed it this last week. I think its just sucking in too much, and getting air. This D5 is an @**kixer for sure. I just wanted to make sure there werent going to be any adverse affects other than temps possibly.

*I have throttled the pump and the fans on the rad down. W/ my fans @ lowest speed and the pump on #3 i can maintain almost identical temps as full settings. Guess I will just turn the pump down some eh? With the exception of when I play Oblivion or use Prime.
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Nice looking rig thanks for the pic's........
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