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I currently have a T-line and wondering if it is worth having.
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I use a T-Line and have no problems. yes it is harder to bleed, but thats fine. I can deal with it if it makes for a cleaner setup. It is all about preference.


This is my current setup:





I like it much more then my last setup:
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Sorry I am still new to WC, what does bleed mean? Is that removing all the water?
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post #4 of 14
Removing all the air from your loop.
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post #5 of 14
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Sorry I am still new to WC, what does bleed mean? Is that removing all the water?
Bleeding is when you remove all the air from the lines. The rads will always be the hardest to bleed too. It is more difficult to do this with a T-Line. It takes some considerable tilting of the case in all directions, but more importantly, it takes patience.
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Okay, so the resevior makes it easier to empty the fluids out and it causes no bleedding right?
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post #7 of 14
Having the res will speed up the bleeding process. They aren't expensive at all.
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post #8 of 14
No, the reservoir just makes it easier to fill up the system and the tiny bubble leave (Bleed) faster with a reservoir.

A T-line is less restrictive than a reservoir, but they are both so small, that's really a non-issue.

It really comes down to how many times do you have to turn your PSU on/off to get the loop filled all the way up, and finally on that initial setup, it might take a day or two to completely bleed with a T vs. a few hours with the reservoir.

There is really no long term performance adavantage of either one, and comes down to personal preference.

I use T-lines for my system that doesn't get involved in testing because it's less clutter, but I use reservoirs and some big reservoirs for testing where I need the air to bleed right away. Testing is a whole nother thing though. If I had to wait a day or two between tests, it would take forever. But I could care less when my system is running untouched for a few months.
    
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post #9 of 14
From what I hear, t-lines are harder to get the air out of. Seems like the best way is to leak test and bleed the loop BEFORE putting it in the case. IMO save the cash and go with the t line, though.

(note that I really have no first-hand experience. But I will within a couple weeks)

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post #10 of 14
Use this radiator that build in reservoir...easy

http://www.svc.com/mcr220-qp-res.html
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