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Old July 5, 2010, 11:31 PM
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Question OMG Is this XSPC's answer to the Typhoon III?

OMG do want. Can it fit in the Corsair 800D? I know some the XSPC bay res's had an issue where you needed file the 800D's bay shelves (or w/e they're called).

XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - Laing D5 / MCP655 w/ Blue LED Light - Clear / Silver / Black - FrozenCPU.com

If it is, this may be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen
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Old July 6, 2010, 08:21 AM
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OMG do want. Can it fit in the Corsair 800D? I know some the XSPC bay res's had an issue where you needed file the 800D's bay shelves (or w/e they're called).
Really? Had that issue with my FT01-BW too. Not a huge deal though, I sanded down the sides of the reservoir faceplate after realizing sanding the case wasn't really going too fast.

And judging by the picture, looks like the same style of faceplate. Probably suffers from the same issue.
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the issue was not a faceplate issue, but the indents in the side of the res.
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Brushed aluminum too...looks like a decent space-saver. I have a couple of these pumps too. Will have to wait until the end of the summer for me (it I have any cash left). Nice find. Maybe Dazmode will carry something like this?
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Old July 6, 2010, 01:17 PM
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My 2 cents: avoid bay reservoirs at all costs. They are a bitch to fill, and the glue/acrylic box combo is 1000x more likely to fail than any 'cylinder' type reservoir.
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interesting adaptation, my only concern is being glued acrylic, I've used XSPC in the past along with the Typhoon III (disaster!) and Danger Den and frankly they all proved to be unreliable IMO. I'll never use an acrylic bay res. again personally, I'll stick with acetal and find a place to put the pump.

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My 2 cents: avoid bay reservoirs at all costs. They are a bitch to fill, and the glue/acrylic box combo is 1000x more likely to fail than any 'cylinder' type reservoir.
I don't totally disagree with this however if done right, filling can be made not to stressful, I had a pretty easy time filling the 2 bay res's for the Widow, alot does depend on the case as well.
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Of course the only practical solution to water cooling is "unreliable". I've been using an XSPC bay res for months no prob. I don't see how anyone can tolerate wasting space in their case.
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I've been using a Danger Den acrylic bay res for a while with no problems. Acrylic isn't really just "glued". The product used to join acrylic actually isn't an adhesive at all. It softens the two pieces of acrylic, which then merge. This process is more akin to welding than gluing.

Though you guys are right in that it is much easier for a small manufacturer to screw up bonding acrylic than threading premade acrylic tubing.

Just think of the hydrostatic pressure at the bottom of some large acrylic fish tanks. Much more pressure than a watercooling pump.
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Well, I'm not saying they are all junk or anything (except for the Typhoon III), just in my past experiences with them they have proven time and again to fail, be it cracking, leaking, discolouring etc. I just prefer to use acetal for a bay res., either that or a tube style only for acrylic, but hey, thats just my personal preference.
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