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Trying to grasp a concept here.. a cyclinder could be placed between a radiator and the primary reservoir/pump as a passive heat dispersion device yes? The longer the path to the next heat source, the cooler the fluid becomes..So a big cylinder = large capacity of fluid in the system..I have seen cyclinders with coils in them..Please excuse me if I'm a bit off subject but I am considering a cylinder as a passive heat exchanger..

Reservoirs are not radiators ... any cooling effect would be immeasurable.

Having a large volume of water in your loop does not increase cooling effectiveness, all it can do is slow the rate that the system moves from its idle air/ water delta to the full loaded delta. The difference in time is only in the minutes at most and the system will always reach the same air to water delta when loaded.
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thanks I needed that..thumb.gif
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I'm getting my res solely for looks. I've been running with a t-line and no res. Just getting the res to show off the Aurora coolant I'm going to buy.
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post #14 of 28
I acturally found what was called a passive cooling cylinder Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2XSPC Passive Aluminum Water Cooling Reservoir sort of cool looking but there's not much around saying anything about it's function..I think it would look great though. There are other pictures of it.. It's very sexy..lol and apparently there is not issue with combinded metal since the inside thing you see are aluminum fins
Edited by take2daily - 3/27/13 at 7:10pm
post #15 of 28
If it was anodized on the inside, it's POSSIBLE that it wouldn't cause Galvanic corrosion, but the only way I'd ever use something like that is if the interior was a brass or preferably copper tube while the outside fins are aluminum, although one solid piece of copper (milled) making up the reservoir would be the tits. Mostly just because it'd look AWESOME!
   
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post #16 of 28
and massively expensive, a milled block of copper big enough to be used as a res would put you back a pretty penny

you'd be better off getting a large copper pipe with a few end caps and rolling flutes into it, i'm talking about with a rolling press/die of some kind, i don't think a regular hobbyist could manage something like that

or you could just solder on fins
Edited by somebadlemonade - 3/28/13 at 4:50pm
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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/member-reviews/7963-xspc-passive-aluminium-reservoir-150m-review.html I hope I didn't break any rules with this link..none intended..

Here's more info..
Edited by take2daily - 3/28/13 at 5:48pm
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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/member-reviews/7963-xspc-passive-aluminium-reservoir-150m-review.html I hope I didn't break any rules with this link..none intended..

Here's more info..
You do not want one of these in your loop unless you are using a corrosion inhibitor in the water.
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I have been fighting with the copper/aluminum issue and then the oxidation of the Aluminum itself but as you point out inhibitors plus this being Anodized already..it would be inert.. I agree with some previous posts though..not functional as a passive anything but would be a light show

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-anodized-aluminum.htm
Edited by take2daily - 3/28/13 at 6:46pm
post #20 of 28
anodizing, makes aluminum corrosion resistant, not corrosion proof, anything that holds a charge(electrical or ionic, ie., acidic/basic water in a water cooling loop) can corrode through the anodized outer coating

i wouldn't put that in a loop, it looks cool, but i wouldn't use it at all
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