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Fill port isn't necessarily that important, but I think a drain port is crucial. Otherwise it's a PITA to try and figure out how to drain it.

I do what Pepe does. I have a piece of tubing with an on/off ball valve that can attach a barb + hosing to drain directly into a tub.
post #122 of 127
Well, if you have a reservoir, yes, you don't need a fill port. One should come with the reservoir.
Ideally, your fill port/reservoir is at the highest point in your loop. But most importantly, you want your fill port or res to be right before your pump. And never let the pump run dry, you will damage it this way.

I suppose you could get away with only one port for filling and draining by flipping your case upside down when needed. But for convenience, one of each works best.
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I guess I'll go with the cheapest res out there, the Swiftech MCRES Micro res rev.2 that'll save some bucks, also I read somewhere that larger reses do make a difference but that's only if the res is really large which can actually be something like a fish tank or larger external res which could possibly create a better balance b/n water temps of different parts of loop, but I don't want to get into this mess of creating a custom res for myself...
    
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What's the experience of using the XSPC Low Profile Compression Fittings?? Was it good and easy to work? Did it provide any leaks? Is it that reliable? Becaus it's only $3.99 on PPCS which is great price, I can grab 6 of them and save over 14 bucks against the monsoon 6x pack! redface.gif
    
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All of the fittings will work just fine.

The Monsoons did test better for flow rate though.
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Does the volume/amount of cooling liquid/water affect the cooling capacity, most AIO's/sealed CLC solutions have very less amounts of coolants!!
    
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It does, but it only starts to make a difference if you have a huge 45 gallon drum of it. So, well, I guess it doesn't than.
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