Pros: Size (250mm), Color, Simplicity of Removal, Versatility
Cons: Fill Port, CCFL
Introduction and Overview
I will start off by saying WOW. The overall quality and look of this reservoir is one to talk about. Here are the details on FTWPC's webiste FTWPC.COM
What grabbed my attention when searching for WC'ing equipment was the overall look of the piece. The version of the X4 that I was able to get my hands on is the blue one. The look is a clean one that keeps a professional line while also including the artwork that is the quad spiral core. The core is UV reactive and glows depending on what color the core was made to be. FTW PC offers 4 colors. Them being Blue, Green, Red, and Amber.
This thing hold alot of water and really helps to divert the waterflow and allows for more time between rads/gpus/cpu. There are two inlets/outlets that come out horizontally on the bottom portion of the reservoir. There is also another one that is on the very bottom and faces down. These ports make it very versatile to get the desired flow line. There is a port in the top of the reservoir that acts as the fillport. The hole that allows water into the reservoir is extremely small. sure, you can fit a barb in it, but dont try filling it with anything else without risking spilling quite easily. This goes hand-in-hand with the other problem I found. The Cold Cathode UV light is just a rod that is placed through a hole next to the fillport. My reservoir did not come with adequate bonding material to hold the UV in place. also there is nothing really holding it in to begin with except for a Velcro piece. I did manage to spill water slightly and it got all over the UV light. This was a concern because I didnt want the UV to burn out. Luckily nothing bad happened and I applied more adhesive that I had and fixed the problem.
Bottom line here, don't spill water at all.
Another thing to note, you WILL NEED a Cold Cathode Converter to properly light the UV rod. There is NOT one included. An easy solution to this is to just buy a single UV CC rod from frozencpu.com or your preferred vendor. This will allow you to use both of the ports on the converter to power both rods
This is a solid reservoir with FANTASTIC color. It really add an entirely new dimension to your case, assuming you have the room. I wouldn't put out the MSRP of $129.99 but I wouldn't mind paying ~$80-$90 for it.
Needless to say, this product is great.
Here are a few picture for your viewing pleasure. Thanks for reading and hope you found it helpful!