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Old February 25, 2013, 06:46 AM
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My System Specs


1. First one is just a reservoir, second one is a pump top (attaches directly to the pump). Usually having the reservoir attached to your pump is a bit safer as the pump never runs dry. It does make it harder to position within your case though depending on the size of things.

2. Mainly for looks, it also gives some added support due to the weight of the block. Typically speaking it does nothing for cooling as it has no thermal pads/compound. Cards that have memory on the backside though, then the backplate usually acts as a heatsink for those.

3. Nothing really, buy what you like and what fits in your design. Just make sure it's brass/copper construction so that you aren't mixing metals in your loop.
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