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how would i make an effective tuperware resovoir
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Personally, I would avoid Tuperware and use a Rubbermaid container. Rubermaid has a far better seal since it's a tounge over tounge design.

And not any Rubbermaid off the shelf type either. The most desired for your application is the serv'in saver line. Ir's the best seal, thickest lid for holes and grommets and sturdy too.

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You will need at least the 6 cup size or better for reservoir storage.

Get a few nice sized rubber grommets, poke the holes even spaced in the lid, press in the rubber grommets, then the tubing, and the reservoir is good to go. Depending on the application, you may need plumbers tape to help seal the tubing to the grommets. Most of the time not.

Instead of grommets, you can make holes in the lid for fittings as well. Use a strong epoxy weld (JB weld) for that type of work. Then, on the inside of the lid, you will need a leg of tubing to draw the coolant out on one of the fittings.

I've made reservoirs out of PVC pipes and caps, 1-gallon size glass pickle jars, and Rubbermaid containers.

The reservoir part isn't hard. It's routing the tubing with zip ties to prevent the tubes from popping out.

Our friends at V-H has a DIY instructions found here. You can adapt the Rubbermaid to this.
http://www.virtual-hideout.net/guide...ir/index.shtml
Edited by bmaverick - 7/3/08 at 10:51pm
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wow thanks itll be pretty nice any thoughts on location in an antec 900
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Heres a pretty good guide..Water-cooling Reservoir Theory and Construction Guide...I like PVC pipe and sealed 5 gallon buckets for a res...I never made a PVC res this fancy, I just used a piece with end caps on it, this is a pretty cool one though...The Tool-less PVC Reservoir
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i was actually just viewing the theory page, i just think those containers are to small. i need something big and clear

if only 5gallon buckets were see through
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HaHa,,,..Yeah they are kind of hard to see through...You can find quart containers that are see through...

Why do you want to see through it? If its just to see your water level just put a sight tube on it...Thats what I did with my bucket res....I used a bulk head fitting on the bottom of it...



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5 gallons! That's one large Texas hat trick.

Personally, stick with the rubbermaid serv'in saver line to fit into your case. Most retailers have a kitcheware section to browse. Take some measurements inside of that Antec-900 and then go shopping.
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However, if you're a coffee drinker and decide to go external, you can create one of these for $5 worth of parts via Home Depot:

  
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