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Doing some modding and need some help, should I go for a no res to save room? or will it be a drastic performance drop? Just need a quick answer! Thanks!
    
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The only thing a res does for you is to bleed the air out a bit faster and it takes a litle long for the water to heat up, but the same performance if you're talking about a 1/2 hour gaming session.

I got rid of my reservoir in favor of the T line and glad I go rid of that bulk. Bleed does take a while though...with a res I could bleed in a couple of hours where the T line took almost two days to get every last little bubble out.

A single flow through T fitting is also going to be less restrictive that the reservoir which has an exit an entrance fitting loss.
    
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So I would notice a change if I gamed after a certain amount of time? I really want to save some room going with the t-line to fill port, but I dont know.
    
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id just go with a res.
    
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So I would notice a change if I gamed after a certain amount of time? I really want to save some room going with the t-line to fill port, but I dont know.
Not really, the pump is moving alot of flow. Even at an average 2 gallons per min. A typical cooling loop is around one liter and there is almost 4 liters in a gallon so your coolant has completely recirculated 8 times in just one minute.

Even the bigger reservoirs have probably less than 1/4 liter of volume, so if it takes 5 minutes to get your water up to temp on a T line, the res would only give you maybe 25% or a little over one more minute before you reached a constant temp....just not going to make a difference unless you has some 5 gallon jug for a reservoir.

I'd suggest the T-line, less bulk and easier to fill/drain IMO.
    
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