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Since I just placed my orders today, I guess I wont have any real results till next week.
so....
Till then!!!

Thanks to everyone whom helped me with all the info, its much appreciated.
Happy to help, be sure to take lots of pictures and maybe make a mod log here!
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@fat_italian_stallion

luv the name handle btw... too funny

May I just ask with regards to one thing you mentioned, what do you mean by it can handle only 1 reservoir, do you mean by that the current reservoir? Or if I decided to add one as suggested by some of the other members whom posted. I was just curious, I do not plan to take this route, I wish to use the current one, I just want to minimize clutter and cost.
I'm talking about a separate aftermarket reservoir like a swiftech micro res, which would work rather well
 
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im under the impression he thinks his radiator is a reservior
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im under the impression he thinks his radiator is a reservior
Actually, the radiator has an extra side compartment area in which I think extra coolant is stored. Isn't this the case in the H50?... I mean I could be wrong but...

Otherwise, how would the OMNI, H50, etc... work at all since they have no real external reservoir, the liquid must be stored somewhere???

I know its not a large area, but my guess is if that it works with stock, why not with what I want to do, its just a plate change, as i stated before.

See the red areas I drew out, they should provide a bit of storage:
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5...itomnipump.jpg
Edited by sodapopDima - 2/17/11 at 12:37am
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Actually, the radiator has an extra side compartment area in which I think extra coolant is stored. Isn't this the case in the H50?... I mean I could be wrong but...

Otherwise, how would the OMNI, H50, etc... work at all since they have no real external reservoir, the liquid must be stored somewhere???

I know its not a large area, but my guess is if that it works with stock, why not with what I want to do, its just a plate change, as i stated before.

See the red areas I drew out, they should provide a bit of storage:
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5...itomnipump.jpg
Those are called plenum chambers. They allow for the single inlet to be spread even through multiple channels through the rad. Likewise they allow for the flow to be collected and returned back to the single outlet.

They are not the same as a reservoir. Some radiators, like certain swiftech models have a built in res, but most do not. The reason these LCLC systems from CoolIT/Corsair/Asetek run without reservoirs are because they come sealed from the factory. I'm not sure how they do it, but you aren't easily able to get the same results without special hardware. The easiest thing is to add a res or T-line, otherwise there's no way to fully bleed the system before sealing it up.
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Yeah, I was kind of getting the same impression...a rad like that isn't going to have an extra coolant res built in.

You have to remember, those closed loop LCS coolers are built as cheaply as possible; they aren't going to include the niceties that you are thinking.

As mentioned, you'll need to incorporate a T-line or res in your modded loop for refilling/bleeding purposes.
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post #27 of 31
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@SaltwaterCooled
ahh plenum chambers.... I would never had known that (what they are called)... that was actually quite an informative post

@rubix_1011
yea I got a T-line because I also thought the same, there is just no other way to do it.

Of course, I am sure I will still have some few, maybe tiny bubbles, or micro bubbles at best even with a T-line, but I would assume these would be negligible. 99% should be filled up though.

In the end, if my results are crappy, I can always invest in that small reservoir which was linked to before... but thats a desperate last move, I have positive hopes for this.
Edited by sodapopDima - 2/17/11 at 9:02am
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You have to remember, those closed loop LCS coolers are built as cheaply as possible; they aren't going to include the niceties that you are thinking.
Cheaply, but the idea is non user-serviceable. A closed loop like that can be maintenance free (though I personally question the idea of companies putting an aluminum res with a copper block ). The problem is that from the factory the loop may be completely bled, but it's very difficult for the average user to bleed and reseal the loop, without letting air in. That's why people add the res or T, it takes the guesswork and need for precision largely out of the equation.

Edit: The micro bubbles will work to the top of the res/T-line over time, which allows for the constant flow to be air free.
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What does LCLC and LCS stand for?
-just curious-
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What does LCLC and LCS stand for?
-just curious-
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