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The casing is probably 40 or so mm, but the actual core is most likely closer to 35mm. It's quite recessed. thumb.gif

The photon sure is a beauty. Crystal clear and quite big! Can anybody tell me if it is supposed to turn freely from the bracket? I'm sure it's supposed to have a little play but mine spins very easily and comes close to slipping out of the top ring.

EDIT: Dimensions. tongue.gif
Edited by adog12341 - 10/21/14 at 3:27pm
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Ordered, and Ordered. Got the amazon one for free with my visa rewards points so thats pretty sweet. You sir are the man!

You can check out my sig rig for a preview of how the red leds will look in the raystorm smile.gif
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No, you are mistaken...Then RX is better than the AX. And I did not say his was an RX. I was just saying that I receieved my kit today as well.

Oh okay. I just assumed those pictures were of your own kit.
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Thanks for learning me on the AX RX rads everyone.
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I like my AX rads. they look great and with the stock fans being 1600rpm the .2 deg delta isn't enough for me to worry.

Plus I game with Headsets on.

If im watching a movie. Then fans go to low speed as performance isn't all that important then tongue.gif

Either way you cant loose. These are great kits.
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With the Photon 170 pump combo, the photos from the Internet do not show it any justice. Seeing it and handling it person is just.... AMAZING.
    
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With the Photon 170 pump combo, the photos from the Internet do not show it any justice. Seeing it and handling it person is just.... AMAZING.

Yeah I like my Photons. The glass is super thick and heavy duty feeling and just looks so much better than an acrylic res.

When you go to fill it make sure you tilt the case a good 20 degrees or more. Put a couple books under the feet of one end of your case. If you don't filling it can be a pain. It's one of the more common complaints about the Photon reservoirs, but if you tilt it enough it's not a big deal. The issue is that down inside the fill port, which is right over the top of the frosted glass inner tube, there are 4 oval-shaped holes the fluid must be able to pass through and at the same time the same amount of air must be allowed to escape. Trying to fill the res when it is straight up and down all of the holes quickly become covered in the incoming fluid so that no air can escape, thus no fluid will enter. By tilting it you will be directing the fluid towards the lower hole(s) and allowing air to escape from the higher one(s) at the same time.

XSPC Photon Reservoir Fill Port

I also have found it helps a lot if you use a fill bottle like this one:

squeeze-type filling bottle

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=16oz+Wash+Squeeze+Bottle
http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=16oz+Wash+Squeeze+Bottle
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The photon sure is a beauty. Crystal clear and quite big! Can anybody tell me if it is supposed to turn freely from the bracket? I'm sure it's supposed to have a little play but mine spins very easily and comes close to slipping out of the top ring.

Yes the res is supposed to spin freely in the bracket so you can turn it whatever direction you want or need it to.
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First ever watercooling build. smile.gif
    
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First ever watercooling build. smile.gif

Dude! Dont turn that on! You forgot the tubing biggrin.gif
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Well I just got my XSPC raystorm kit in the mail yesterday and put together a loop outside the case for testing purposes, but didn't have time to fill it with water and test it, so I will do that tonight. As far a prepping and flushing all I did was run hot water from the tap through the radiator and then drain it about 3 times, then poured distilled water and shook it and drained it about 3 times. I know alot of people say to fill it up with vinegar but the only vinegar I had was rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and wasn't really comfortable putting vinegar in there anyway. Is there anything else I need to do before installing the loop. Is there anything I need to do to flush the other components like the tubing, the water blocks and the pump/res?
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