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  • 100% (2)
    Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi Inline Reservoir
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    Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2 Small Form Factor/High Flow Reservoir
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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi Inline Reservoir

or

Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2 Small Form Factor/High Flow Reservoir

Which one
1) Looks better with clear liquid (in your opinion)
2) Is easier to fill
3) Has easier maintenance
4) Is easier to mount
5) Is the best value for the $

So..so indecisive! headscratch.gif
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post #2 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeMonarque View Post

Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi Inline Reservoir

or

Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2 Small Form Factor/High Flow Reservoir

Which one
1) Looks better with clear liquid (in your opinion)
2) Is easier to fill
3) Has easier maintenance
4) Is easier to mount
5) Is the best value for the $

So..so indecisive! headscratch.gif

Depending on what pump you have, I'd ditch those two and go with a pump top reservoir. Just a lot less maintenance when it comes time to fill your loop.
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by ZytheEKS View Post

Depending on what pump you have, I'd ditch those two and go with a pump top reservoir. Just a lot less maintenance when it comes time to fill your loop.

^ This. I would personally go with pump/reservoir combo to save you some space and hassle. Also if you give some description about what case you are going to use and what setup you're thinking that would be nice because it all depends on what setup you are thinking (some prefer small res for SFF build, some just want huge reservoir for aesthetic reason. However, if you have no choice but those 2, I would personally go with the water tank. It looks nice in your rig. biggrin.gif

These links might be real useful if you need help for setup and everything.
http://www.overclock.net/t/226970/updated-water-cooling-essential-threads
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265776-29-read-first-watercooling-sticky
post #4 of 6
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I'm building a GPU loop in a Cooler Master Storm Stryker with a 240-rad on the bottom of the case. Using PrimoChill rigid acrylic tubing (3/8 ID - 1/2" OD).

Air flow configuration is 2x 120mm front intake, push-pull H100i top exhaust, 1x 140mm rear exhaust, and push-pull 240-rad bottom exhaust for the GPU loop.

I want to expand the loop to include my CPU in the future, but I have no plans to cool my RAM, hard drives, or motherboard. I have a single GTX 770, although that may change in the future
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by LeMonarque View Post

I'm building a GPU loop in a Cooler Master Storm Stryker with a 240-rad on the bottom of the case. Using PrimoChill rigid acrylic tubing (3/8 ID - 1/2" OD).

Air flow configuration is 2x 120mm front intake, push-pull H100i top exhaust, 1x 140mm rear exhaust, and push-pull 240-rad bottom exhaust for the GPU loop.

I want to expand the loop to include my CPU in the future, but I have no plans to cool my RAM, hard drives, or motherboard. I have a single GTX 770, although that may change in the future

I would say there is no need to watercool RAM, hard drive or motherboard. People does that for aesthetic I'm pretty sure. But really, for me at least, it is redundant. I think, since you already have custom watercooling parts, I would get the cpu block and another 240mm rad to replace the H100i.
post #6 of 6
That didn't answer the pump question... what pump are you using.

I would get a pump top reservoir if it is a D5 or DDC variant. Have you decided on a pump yet? Buying a pump top reservoir usually means better pump performance from the better pump top it also simplifies the installation and saves you money on fittings. If you are using compression fittings that can be a lot of money you save from not using 2 fittings.

I would recommend a DDC pump you can get them new starting at $35 shipped all the way up to $100 for a MCP-35x then add XSPC res/top. If you buy the MCP-35x you can sell the stock top to someone to get some of your money back. All the other stock tops are usually worthless.

A DDC pump will fit your needs as your case grows. Another option is the XSPC Rasa 750 pump/res combo. It is inexpensive, quiet and should handle 2 low restriction blocks and any 2 radiators.

If you get the 750 make sure to get 1/2" tubing and a low restriction waterblock like the XSPC block.
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