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September 7, 2003 7:26:15 AM

Just a quick question, when putting together a water cooled system and putting in a reservoir should it be at the highest part of the system? or should the water level just be higher than the highest part of the system? or what do you guys recommend?

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September 7, 2003 3:14:52 PM

It does not matter where to reservoir is placed. As long as the rest of the system is airtight.
September 7, 2003 5:43:34 PM

though you will get more pressure (i.e. higher flow rate) if the reservoir is higher up.. gravity can help :) 

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September 7, 2003 7:26:08 PM

Ah, but if the reservoir is higer up then the pump will have to work harder to get the water up to that point, canceling out any benefit you might get from that configuration.

If you want to get higher flow rates from reservoir placement, then put in such a place where tube length could be kept to a minimum.

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September 8, 2003 9:42:55 PM

thats true actually, hadn't thought about it more than what i posted lol... either way, important thing is to get a pump with big head and flow rate

mine's under my desk lol - serves as a footrest :lol: 

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September 9, 2003 3:05:21 AM

just dont kick it over lol

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September 9, 2003 3:35:43 AM

I use my radiator as a footrest. Makes a nice foot warmer in the winter time.
September 9, 2003 5:29:17 PM

the system is easier to fill if it's at the top, that's the only advantage. for bleeding it makes no difference
my res is at the bottom because it fits best there

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