In PC water cooling, a reservoir comes in different sizes and shapes but they all have one main purpose – to contain the coolant. The reservoir doesn’t contribute to the thermal performance; however, the reservoir performs a number of important tasks. It provides an easy access point for coolant filling, allows coolant to expand and contract as it changes temperature, and provides a place for air bubbles in the liquid to escape.
It’s normal to see the reservoirs constructed from acrylic material. However, the trend has been shifted to Poloxymethylene, also known as acetal. It is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts that require high stiffness and excellent dimensional stability.
Today, we have an opportunity to look at the new XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir. Unlike many standard reservoirs, the D5 Dual Bay Reservoir is robustly compact. It has a high capacity tank, which supports direct-mount for one D5 pump, and is constructed from thermoplastic materials.
We have the specifications coming up next. Continue reading this review on the following pages.
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