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Hello, I was wondering if I should go with my idea of building a reservoir from scratch, or buying one. If you dont recommend building one, what reservoir would you recommend? All help would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks!
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There are a lot of good quality res' for reasonable prices. Unless you're really good with acrylic type materials, I'd say buy one. You got the cylinder type that are pump independent and ddc pump type res, my two fav are the mcp35x res top and the bitspower minitabk plus. Well, there's D5 combo types too.

What sort of pump are you going to use, D5 style or DDC style?
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There are a lot of good quality res' for reasonable prices. Unless you're really good with acrylic type materials, I'd say buy one. You got the cylinder type that are pump independent and ddc pump type res, my two fav are the mcp35x res top and the bitspower minitabk plus. Well, there's D5 combo types too.

What sort of pump are you going to use, D5 style or DDC style?
The pump Im lookin at is the MCP655 one. And I was only wondering whether or not to make homemade because today my bro's XSPC 2X5.25 reservoir w/built in pump cracked and leaked all over his DVD drive. And I was looking to avoid this at all costs.
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then stay away from acrylic reservoirs and pump tops. . . they tend to crack with uneven pressure is applied
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There are a lot of good quality res' for reasonable prices. Unless you're really good with acrylic type materials, I'd say buy one. You got the cylinder type that are pump independent and ddc pump type res, my two fav are the mcp35x res top and the bitspower minitabk plus. Well, there's D5 combo types too.

What sort of pump are you going to use, D5 style or DDC style?
actually i dont understand, home made reservoir how come it can be a problem.
just u need to take care of the leak and does container get heated up easily

also i m new in these things i was just wondering thanks
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http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=296
This ain't a drive bay res, so you don't have to worry about it leaking all over your DVD ROM drive, just place it at the bottom of the case.
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If you have the time, skills, and tools to make a custom res, go for it. I tried this myself because I want it to be a rather odd size to fit in an empty area of my case. While it didn't leak, it still didn't turn out the way I wanted and I ended up buying one and went a different route with it.

With watercooling there is always going to be the risk of a leak. Regardless of whether you make the res or buy one there is always going to be that chance that something will go wrong. If I had the skills and tools I would make everything myself rather than buy, as there is a greater sense of pride in doing it yourself, but that's just me.
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I've been using my 1-gallon glass pickle jar RES for a little over 10 years now. Just poke two holes in the screw on lid. Then add two grommets to the holes. Next slip the tubing into the grommets. One tube will go near to the bottom while the other sits about three inches down inside from the lid. No leaks, no mess and you can see inside. The glass helps with the cooling effect.

You can even use a Mason canning jar too!

The cost is less than $5 for a DIY RES. Even cheaper if someone bought the pickles and gave you the jar.

Avoid plactic jars since those are often bio-degradeable plastics over time. Your loop will get cloudly using plastic food grade containers. The only plastic would be dishwasher safe tuperware or rubbermaid containers. But then you are talking about $12-$20.
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then stay away from acrylic reservoirs and pump tops. . . they tend to crack with uneven pressure is applied
Thanks for the input! Plus rep to you!
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I've been using my 1-gallon glass pickle jar RES for a little over 10 years now. Just poke two holes in the screw on lid. Then add two grommets to the holes. Next slip the tubing into the grommets. One tube will go near to the bottom while the other sits about three inches down inside from the lid. No leaks, no mess and you can see inside. The glass helps with the cooling effect.

You can even use a Mason canning jar too!

The cost is less than $5 for a DIY RES. Even cheaper if someone bought the pickles and gave you the jar.

Avoid plactic jars since those are often bio-degradeable plastics over time. Your loop will get cloudly using plastic food grade containers. The only plastic would be dishwasher safe tuperware or rubbermaid containers. But then you are talking about $12-$20.
Dude, thanks for this idea, i do believe Im going to do this! Plus rep to you! Also sorry for the double post. Ill use a glass mason jar after drilling 2 holes into the lid! Itll look sick in my PC ESPECIALLY filled with ethylene glycol coolant!
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