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Clearly I am in the market for a 5.25" bay reservoir. Oh joy.

Let's start with the ugly:

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And now onto the somewhat tasteful:

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Clearly I like the nice, matte black theme here without any flashy chrome or plastic look - ideally I would like a nice clean matte black Aluminum to match my Case Labs M8, but I know that can't be found. My Lamptron FC Touch fan controller has a brushed look so if it matches that it wouldn't be too bad either. I need to replace my crappy currently-in-the-process-of-destroying-my-computer-by-leaking-all-over-the-place EK reservoir.
post #2 of 35
As for ease of use, the one I have for sale would fit that bill...Danger Den dual bay reservoir. Mine is two barb, but the newer ones support four barbs if you need extra inlets/outlets. Nice and deep and the turbulence from the inlet doesn't make it to the top where you are filling it. I have used a single bay in the past and won't ever again. They are hard to fill and bleed. In fact, I think I had the one pictured as well if it's a Bitspower.

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I think the Koolance bay reservoirs are some of the best looking currently. You could also throw FrozenQ in there, but they are a bit flashy with the embedded cathodes.
 
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post #4 of 35
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So you think I should go for a dual bay reservoir instead of single?

Would you mount this on the top or the bottom of your case?
post #5 of 35
The new Koolance dual bay v2.0 is by far the best one out In my opinion. I just got one myself and love it.
post #6 of 35
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The new Koolance dual bay v2.0 is by far the best one out In my opinion. I just got one myself and love it.

But why must they make them so ugly? Do you have pictures of it installed?

Right now I'm considering the following:

EK Dual Bay Spin reservoir (somewhat ugly and I'm pissed at EK)
Technofront Reservoir (never heard of them...so if they suck I'll pass):

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And I was looking at one of the Danger Den's until I saw it comes with a built in LED. Why? Just why? If I wanted that I would do it myself. I sent them an e-mail seeing if it could be purchased without...

Any and all suggestions welcome please.
post #7 of 35
I currently have an EK Bay Spin and it's ok, though not the latest version. The little spinner is flaky and doesn't seem machined correctly. Every now and then it gets stuck, though it doesn't impeded the flow of water. It also randomly clicks as one of the "blades" hits the acetal housing.
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post #8 of 35
Id go with XSPC (not bcuz I got it myself) beacuse they look and are very sturdy and clean. Even better IRL actually.
post #9 of 35
Stupid post editor.....

You think these are ugly?? They would go well with an aluminum case as the front of these is anodized metal. Also note the front fill ports. The latest single by ones have this as well thumb.gif
No Pump Integration
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Allows dual 655 pumps installed - Latest Version
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Cyberdruid's custom 3 bay waterfalls? That is pure class, and I can vouch for them. Running one right now.
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