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T fitting or reservoirs?

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  1. lollerskater69 New Member

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    Will you take a performance hit if you have a t fitting instead of just a reservoir?

    What are the pros and cons? And how does it work?
     
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    What pump are you using?
     
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    from what i remember of old testing a T-line is actually slightly better than a res, like .1* lol

    i've always used and prefer T-line's.....

    there will be no loss of performance by using a T-line vs res

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    i like res because you have more liquid in the loop and more liquid takes longer to heat up so better temps
     
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    I was going to use a laing d4
     
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    You could say with the t fitting, water cycles faster through the rad.
     
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    Did you get that deal on them through petras?

    Man that was a good deal and mine was badged Corsair. :)
     
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    got a black ice pro 3 for 25$ gonna get a d4 for 25$ new

    how do you get bubbles out of the loop?
     
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    this is a moot point and has been discussed/reviewed by the watercooling "guru's"

    all thing's are equal in a closed loop.

    nice deal for the part's! i "bleed" my loop for a few hrs, by bleeding i mean letting the loop cycle itself while topping up.

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    can i see a pic of a watercooling setup with a t fitting?
     
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    Funny story about that... Let's just say Corsair originally bought them on accident...

    MCP655 != MCP355

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    Not the greatest pic but the t-line is the bit going into the drive racks on the right.
     
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    one side go to the pump and the other two???
     
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    Well the T fitting think of that t upsidown sits inline with the flow of water.

    So the part that is horizontal allows the water to flow freely through it, like a pipe, and the bit that is vertical has a length of tubing attached that acts in a similar sense to a reservoir in that as bubbles work their way into the T fitting there is water in the T-line to replace that lost volume.
     
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    think of the T as having 2 "in's" and one "out" you will have one "in" coming from the output of the RAD and the other "in" will act as your "res" just place a piece of tube over the T to add storage capacity the "out" will of course go to the pump.....

    if you clik on the pik i linked earlier it will enlarge and you should have a good view....

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