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Thanks for the input! Plus rep to you!
i should mention it's more about pump tops, and block tops, where you are screwing 2 different things together, an acrylic res on it's own, is fine, the pumptop res's are the ones that like to crack on you
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i should mention it's more about pump tops, and block tops, where you are screwing 2 different things together, an acrylic res on it's own, is fine, the pumptop res's are the ones that like to crack on you
That makes sense. Thanks for the info tho!
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I'd say build it yourself with cyanoacrilate to stick solid and silicone to proof the stuff.

I use a 0,8L tupperware container (which functions as a slush bucket aswell lol) and it works wonders. Still have to put it in its definitive placing, and build it a top lol.
   
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Why ethylene glycol?

Are you planning on running sub zero? and if so, I would keep the res as small and well insulated as possible to not let it get increased by ambient.

I mean aside from the toxicity of the stuff, it has a lower heat capacity and will reduce the cooling effects compared to distilled water.
    
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I built my own reservoirs...they have worked excellent. Actually, I had made 2 originals, then made 2 more to improve on my design...about ready to work on revision #3. I'd rather build something I want than just buy something off a shelf...its more DIY/hobby for me than anything.

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post #16 of 17
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Itll look sick in my PC ESPECIALLY filled with ethylene glycol coolant!
Well, you can use PG as in Propylene Glycol. It's pet safe, will not do damage to your components, and will help lubricate the pump for longer life.

If you have compatiable metal componets in the loop, then 10% PG to 90% distilled water works well. Otherwise, 33% PG to 66% distilled water for aluminum & copper. On the later, you must flush and refill each year.
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Well, you can use PG as in Propylene Glycol. It's pet safe, will not do damage to your components, and will help lubricate the pump for longer life.

If you have compatiable metal componets in the loop, then 10% PG to 90% distilled water works well. Otherwise, 33% PG to 66% distilled water for aluminum & copper. On the later, you must flush and refill each year.
This is true, but ethylene is also lubericates as well. All coolants do. propylene is corrosive and ethylene isnt. This is why i was planning on using ethylene, and also its non conductive. And ethylene lasts 2 years.
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