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    Reservoir size make a difference?

    Is there any thermal difference in different reservoir sizes?

    Looking at the four EK options (100mm, 150mm, 250, and 400).

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    Not really. It may take some minutes longer for overall temps to reach equilibrium due to the increase in volume of water but I don't think it's significant enough to matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeyes1995 View Post
    Is there any thermal difference in different reservoir sizes?

    Looking at the four EK options (100mm, 150mm, 250, and 400).

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    Nope, water will reach an equilibrium temp no matter which size res. You have to get a few extra hundreds of gallons of coolant before res size makes a difference.

    Just pick what fits and looks best in your case.
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    It would make a difference if reservoir walls were conductive, and air around the reservoir would be cooler than the water inside (which is not happening in a closed watercooled PC case).

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    I got my EK Dual top, 2 DDC pumps.. and my 100mm EK Res came today... not sure what the heck I was thinking.. but that thing is tiny. .especially going in a MM Ascension case.. gonna get a bigger one.. maybe ill save that for my GPU loop

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    Well, think of it this way, if your going to get a bigger one, the smaller one will still look out of place.
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    You can link the different tubes to make one bigger reservoir (with intermediate sections on which you can plug fittings). EK sells a "link" element for that.

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    There is one advantage of having a bigger reservoir.
    You don't need to top up as often.

    Of course this would also depend on your operating temp.

    Then again, if you're replacing your water every 3-6 months, there wouldn't be much coolant loss either way for it to matter.

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    Bigger res FTW! Just filled my loop which takes 1,5 litres of coolant with smallest EK tube res, real PITA.

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    with a smallers res you will have to fill up more often when bleeding but other than that there should be no difference
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