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ok, so I plan to unleash my hidden creativity and do a big case mod and make my own water cooling reservoir. does the attached picture look like a good plan? I don't really know much when it comes to water cooling so what sizes would the holes be? also I was thinking that to evenly spread the fall of water I could do what is on the second attachment, thoughts please. oh yeah it will be acrylic

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post #2 of 12
sounds and looks good, I have seen it done many times.

This is one that I know of quickly off hand
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1517709

Start on page two or I suggest even reading the whole thing
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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
sounds and looks good, I have seen it done many times.
how thick should it be? im thinking 5mm?
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post #4 of 12
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how thick should it be? im thinking 5mm?
Please read my post again, added a helpful link

I would suggest as thick as you can, but I think 5mm would be good.
post #5 of 12
The holes should be threaded for G1/4" threads to make them compatible with most fittings.

I would ensure that you have a way of preventing any bubbles from being drawn out of the res, possibly by using a baffle plate near the outlet port?

Other than that it looks like a good idea, I wish you luck!
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post #6 of 12
yea 5 is a good thickness... i think for added awesomeness you should have it with built in leds and maybe even have holes in the ramps for a bit less restriced flow of the water ???
post #7 of 12
his design should keep that from happening, what about adding a fill port, top right? and maybe even a drain port in the bottom left?
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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
Please read my post again, added a helpful link

I would suggest as thick as you can, but I think 5mm would be good.
ah thanks +rep
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yea 5 is a good thickness... i think for added awesomeness you should have it with built in leds and maybe even have holes in the ramps for a bit less restriced flow of the water ???
the holes are not needed, the res will fill and neutralize. I like the LEDs idea
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yea 5 is a good thickness... i think for added awesomeness you should have it with built in leds and maybe even have holes in the ramps for a bit less restriced flow of the water ???
hmmmmm, im thinking about the noise though. it will be lighted
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