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I currently have the XSPC RS360 kit and I hate the pump / res combo. That being said I have purchased a 655 and now I need to get a different reservoir.

Question I have is.... Is there a minimum size reservoir needed for a watercooling set up? A larger res provide better results? A smaller res provide better results? Any assistance would help out!

Thanks all!
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post #2 of 14
reservoir size does not matter. Just preference, and how much you want to pay
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Originally Posted by Isopropyl;12706219 
I currently have the XSPC RS360 kit and I hate the pump / res combo. That being said I have purchased a 655 and now I need to get a different reservoir.

Question I have is.... Is there a minimum size reservoir needed for a watercooling set up? A larger res provide better results? A smaller res provide better results? Any assistance would help out!

Thanks all!

There is no benifit from a large or a small res. Its just something that holds ur fluids and thats it. Really a res is just for looks.
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post #4 of 14
Its up to personal preference and how much space you have in your case.
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I use this (http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsacd5tarefo.html) with my D5 it nicely fits in my 5.25 slots without taking a bunch of room I could have also had it on the bottom but I wanted to run a minimal tubing setup. Otherwise its all looks.
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post #6 of 14
smaller res, less water in the res = better flow

really you do not even need a res at all, it just makes it much easier for filling / draining / monitoring

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post #7 of 14
Though I haven't assembled my watercooling stuff yet, I have a Swiftech Micro Reservoir Rev2.0 which is brilliant. It cost me £20 and isn't as "micro" as I initially thought it would be but is not massive like one of those single/dual bay reservoirs, to which I don't see the point.

From what I've read, this Swiftech Micro Reservoir Rev2.0 is very long-lasting and is very easy to bleed the air out of the system. From my playing around with it, it feels very durable and is easy to fill/drain with just enough capacity to make it simple and compact. Looks great, too. FYI, I also have the Swiftech D5 Vario MCP655 Pump so this reservoir will go great with it! wink.gif
    
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Isopropyl;12706219 
I currently have the XSPC RS360 kit and I hate the pump / res combo. That being said I have purchased a 655 and now I need to get a different reservoir.

Question I have is.... Is there a minimum size reservoir needed for a watercooling set up? A larger res provide better results? A smaller res provide better results? Any assistance would help out!

Thanks all!

reservoir size makes no difference. it just depends how much you want to pay. I would just get the smallest res. Less water, then if you have a leak there is less water to leak. wink.gif The only reason to have a dual bay res is if you mount your pump in it. Non-bay res it depends. you can just get a small one. Youu can get a lrge one too. Depends what looks better.

You don't NEED a res. It just makes it easier to drain/fill/make sure you have water in the loop/etc.
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post #9 of 14
Well, i've learned from some of the old schoolers here that a large reservoir does pay to keep things cooler.

My RES is a 1-gallon glass jar. It can dissipate heat better than those fancy acrylic RES types. of course, it sits outside the computer with pump and RAD. I can move the jar to the window in the winter for additional cooling or next to the AC vent in my room. More fluid the better!
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post #10 of 14
If you dont want a res.. you dont have to even run one. Just use a fill port style setup and be done

Or you could just fine the smallest cheapest res and use it
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