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Old 12-20-08, 04:12 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Considering switch from t-line to res..suggestions?


I am considering switching from a t-line to a res. I just got a brand new case and am doing a new build.

Case is a Silverstone TJ10 Full Tower.

I've never used a res before, and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on what to get, and if even to get one. I like the looks of the Swiftech MCRES Micro Revision 2, but not real sure where I would mount if for the best looks and function.


Also liked the looks of this http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekres150.html , but no idea how it mounts or if it comes with mounting options.
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Also to swap out to metal fittings for each...

I use 7/16 ID tubing. Which fittings would I want: 1/4 - 3/4ID Barb or 1/4 to 1/2ID Barb.

Thanks in advance all.

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Old 12-20-08, 04:31 PM   #2
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The Microres 2 is a great choice and I think would be easier to mount than the EK one you linked to. And depending on how many optical drives you plan to mount, you could also go with the Mountain Mods Circulator Revision 2 using the Circulator Triple bay mount if you want easy access to your res. I'm using the MM res on my U2-UFO case and it's a good res, but is expensive and takes up 3 5 1/4 slots.
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I have the MCRes 1 and really like it. I put a barb in the top port that leads to my fillport so I can easily fill it. Either one you listed would be fine. It's just finding the right spot to put it.

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Only using two HDDs. Case has plenty of room. I mounted the pump just in front of the fan that is attached to the outside of the HDD casges.

I have no issues with taking up the other 3 HDD slots, just not sure exactly what to do. Does the swiftech fit in the HDD slots? It looks like it is pretty tall, and I assume it has to sit verticle?

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ya it has to be vertical.

i second the microres from swiftech. i will no doubt order 2 for my 2 loops once i get the second loop going.

you need 1/2" barbs that are G1/4 thread type. the microres comes with plastic ones that i would switch to metal.

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ya it has to be vertical.

i second the microres from swiftech. i will no doubt order 2 for my 2 loops once i get the second loop going.

you need 1/2" barbs that are G1/4 thread type. the microres comes with plastic ones that i would switch to metal.
thank you.

I am looking around inside the case now to see where I could put it that would be out of the way and look decent.

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Yeah, the microres is a great choice, very versatile and compact.

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i just made a hole in the top for it to get it as high as possible
that i think made it easyer to bleed and also easyer to fill
just used a waterbottle with a cap that you press to shut it

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