Importance of the reservoir

good morning

there is a difference between the reservoir of 100 ml vs 400 ml to cooling the gpu and the cpu with a radiator of 360mm ?

or capacity does not matter ?
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  1. The reservoir's main function is simply providing a place for bubbles to accummulate as they get unstuck from other places around the loop. Larger reservoirs are mainly for visual effect when using color-changing fluids/additives and making the initial flush quicker/easier as more fluid can be added at a time while priming an empty loop.
  2. Best answer
    Reservoirs do not offer any cooling functionality as almost all are plexi, acrylic or plastic based, so that 100ml vs 400ml is only just gaining you a longer warm up time to working equilibrium and excess coolant storage.

    You actually can run a loop without a reservoir at all, I've done it.
  3. all right , thank you
  4. Most OEM systems , and All In Ones don't even have them.
  5. william p said:
    Most OEM systems , and All In Ones don't even have them.

    Which can be somewhat of a problem since you have no way to see if you have flow, slow leak/permeation or low fluid level issue.
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