Well I have finally installed my Reserator. It was surprisingly easy, I mean even a beginner could do it.
Tips For Prospective Reserator Owners:
- One thing I found to be useful was to use those circular rubber pads that you use to open cans. Helps a lot when tightening and fastening the tubes to the connectors.
- Cut STRAIGHT, and FLAT through the tubes, not at an angle. Doing so prevents you from getting 100% contact from the hose to the connectors. Also makes it very tough to connect them at all.
- As someone said earlier, turn the Reserator on and off several times to get rid of air bubbles
One thing I didn't see, though, was the flow indicator acting as if it was "possessed", as one reviewer put it. It wriggles around, yes, but doesn't go FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE....
One thing that troubles me though is my temps -
CPU - 45
Case - 40
Usually its like 45 for CPU/40 for the Case... so it doesn't seem like any difference at all... except the being quiet deal.
But then again, I may just have to wait until the Artic Silver 5 sets in? I also ordered a Nexus Real Silent 12cm Fan x 2 + Nexus 4090 400 W PSU. Hopefully with those, my system can be quieter and somewhat cooler, since the Artic Silver probably would have set in by then, and the 120mm fan from the PSU will help get cool air circulating around the waterblock.
What do you think? (See pics below)