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I wanted to know if adding a 2nd res to my chiller loop would actually help with consistent temps. I have a D5 pump/res combo currently but it doesnt seem like alot of res space to me. I was thinking of adding a 2nd dual bay res right above the d5 pump/res combo so I have a larger build up of chilled water to supply my loop.

I just want some inputs before I order.
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Hello.

Ultimately, a 2nd reservoir will not lower your loops operating temperatures.
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Hello.

Ultimately, a 2nd reservoir will not lower your loops operating temperatures.
not trying to lower temps just trying to save power by having a extra res for cold fluids, the dual bay d5-pump/res combo (the res portion) is rather small compared to other reservoirs on the market, I believe a single bay res is larger than my current, I only got it because I have plenty of 5.25" bay space and I don't want to rip out my Hard Drive Bay in my HAF-X
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Perhaps I am not understanding your intention, but I don't think that a 2nd reservoir will impact the performance of your loop in a positive manner.

It just seems like more moneymspent, more space used in the case, and one more component in the loop that you ultimately have no need for.



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The liquid throughout the loop will become uniform in temperature (How long depends upon the efficacy of the loop, its installation, and the ambient temp). A larger volume of liquid will take longer, but not IMHO not enough to warrant the added expense and parts to the loop.
Edited by Syrillian - 1/1/11 at 7:34pm
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Perhaps I am not understanding your intention, but I don't think that a 2nd reservoir will impact the performance of your loop in a positive manner.

It just seems like more moneymspent, more space used in the case, and one more component in the loop that you ultimately have no need for.

thanks bud, I was just taking a look @ your custom builds btw I'm very impressed with your work. PMing +rep to you ^_^

Edit: Also I have exactly 32oz of Liquid in my loop I would consider it a pretty tight loop for a chiller.
Edited by plagueis - 1/1/11 at 7:35pm
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Adding a 2nd res will improve temps only at startup for a while until the water reaches a higher equilibrium temp. I recently added a 400mm res to the loop and it only kept temps out of equilibrium for about another minute or so at tdp
 
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Adding a 2nd res will improve temps only at startup for a while until the water reaches a higher equilibrium temp. I recently added a 400mm res to the loop and it only kept temps out of equilibrium for about another minute or so at tdp
well I know this, just want a good balance ya know? cause I feel the dual xspc res/pump combo meant for the D5 is rather small and an additional res might be necessary to justify the outcome.

btw since this is a Chiller I'm talking about this is going to chill more water Hench it might be a rough start cooling all the water at 1st but I believe it will take much longer for the water temp to rise, give the chiller less cycles to turn on to re-chill the water.

just looking for balance that's all ^_^
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Sticking a bong/evaporative cooler of some kind into a large water container before the chiller would be the best solution if you are worried about overloading the chiller.
    
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