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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-03-2019, 02:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Is distribution plate bad for watercooling?

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I want to buy a Lian Li PC O11 Dynamic with a top rad and a bottom one.

I want to use a distribution plate.
Is it difficult with distro plate to fullfill the top rad? Will I be able to remove air from the top rad even using a distro plate as tank?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-03-2019, 11:42 AM
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I've heard that reservoirs are easier for bleeding and getting air bubbles out of your loop. I think Jayztwocents latest build youtube (or one of the latest) he was planning on a distro plate but opted out for a more traditional reservoir because of some complications. I wasn't really listening and missed the issue he had.

I think distro plates have their niche for a: looks and b: on occasion, cutting down on complexity of your loop (especially with hard lines).

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distros hold way less volume, so that makes perfect sense.

aside from that, there really shouldn't be any issues, assuming you get the correct plate for your board format/case, however that works.

I keep using the same parts till they break, so it'll be another 100 years before I replace my existing glass reservoirs

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Hi,
Does not support d5 pumps does it if not no way Jose.

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i've seen folks using the no-pump models, n attaching the D5 at the bottom, kinda like a standard reservoir without pump top mating.

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IIRC, there is nowhere for air to go with a distribution plate so a reservoir is recommended. Either you have to manually bleed all the air out of the loop yourself (you will need a bleed port either on the top radiator or somewhere that can be located at the top when your case is properly oriented. Or run a separate reservoir. Or don't use a distribution plate.

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Yes, you can use a D5 with a Distro-plate
Yes, they are harder to fill bleed
Yes, You can get the air out just like any other system, it just takes a bit more movement and a bit more work
No, there is nothing wrong with them once you get it configured right

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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
i've seen folks using the no-pump models, n attaching the D5 at the bottom, kinda like a standard reservoir without pump top mating.
Hi,
Okay that model I have not seen.

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Power Supply
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Cooling
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Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
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Hard Drive
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Power Supply
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Cooling
2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
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