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So how does a dual bay res keep from sucking air then? I don't understand.
Because the reservoir is deeper, the water can be filled much higher than the level of the outlet barb.
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So how does a dual bay res keep from sucking air then? I don't understand.
What is there to not understand?

They have double the amount of room to put in holes for barb fittings, they cut them out in the bottom rear and have twice as much area to do so.

I run my dual res about 1/2" low and the water still 1"+ from the barbs

With a old system I ran a single, and it had to be full in order to keep the barbs completely under water. when leak testing and removing the bubbles from the system I had to put a book under the front to make all the water run to the back, because when level bubbles would come in and take water out, thus lowering the water level and then pulling more air, was never ending. After that I thought, this is the last single bay I am owning.
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Alright, well I'm a newb. I go check out some visuals to see what you mean exactly.

EDIT: And what is the deal with a T-line? I read that if you get a T-line then you don't need a res?
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Alright, well I'm a newb. I go check out some visuals to see what you mean exactly.

EDIT: And what is the deal with a T-line? I read that if you get a T-line then you don't need a res?
Yes a T-line is a alternative, you put a T-adapter some place in the loop and that allows you to add and drain water from the system. Some people even use it with a res to make adding and draining easier. I thought about doing it with mine but then i thought not because it just adds more connections and tubing.
post #25 of 31
The problem with a t-line is that it is a lot harder to get your loop primed. Any air that gets sucked into your pump, has to go through the whole loop. A reservoir adds a "buffer" so that when you first turn on the pump, it has a good supply of just water with no chance of sucking air.

My 250mm tube style reservoir, Frozen-Q T-Virus Reservoir, has the perfect amount of water in it for me. I fill it up, and there is enough to fill both my rads, tubing, and block. After I first turn it on, it will use all but 1"-1 1/2" of water, then I just fill it up and shake/tilt it until I get all the air bubbles out.

TL: DR Having a reservoir just makes your loop easier to maintain.
Edited by goodtobeking - 1/24/11 at 6:37pm
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Go custom...just do your research and ask questions here.

Lots of information to be had here!

Most....people are very nice and very helpful!
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post #27 of 31
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Yeah, the T line seems like it would be a little more difficult to maintain. I wasnt going to do it anyhow because the majority of folks seem to go with the res instead of just a T line. I'm narrowing down my choices and when I come up with the firs list then I will post it on the forum before I buy. Besides frozencpu, what's another website that sells water cooling parts?
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Buy first, ask questions later . SVC, Jab-tech, Sidewinder, Performance-PCS, FrozenCPU. Go, go, go!
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post #29 of 31
Jab-tech is my favorite place to get WCing parts. They are good on prices, and have fast processing/shipping. Plus there is a 5% off code, "facebook" I think it is. The online deals section has a Jab-tech and FrozenCPU 5% off codes.
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post #30 of 31
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Thanks guys for the info. I think I'll get on it ASAP. Also....I think I'll post my list instead of buying first and asking later lol.
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