Originally Posted by xyeLz
@Saltwater: I remember you!
I think you helped me with some of my early questions when I put this all together. I would like to migrate my entire build into a new Case Labs Merlin but I'm afraid they may not be out in time. I don't think I can handle being without a computer for a month or two. I would put it back in the M8 but knowing me, the second I do that, I will not want to go in there and dismantle it all in a couple months just to change cases. My reasoning really is just to save space. The Koolance reservoir I was considering but I just don't like the faceplate at all. You're looks AMAZING!
How did you do that? You changed the entire window and everything? I wish these things would match the Case Labs powdercoat finish. :/ I like the outside fill port but I saw a Case Labs case with this reservoir and it was so much darker and noticeable than the case. However, this is on the top of my list since it supports two pumps.
Should the pumps still run DOWN into something or would it be okay if the loop started by going straight up into a reservoir mounted at the top of the case?
Also, is the Koolance reservoir better than the similar XSPC? I think the XSPC also supports dual DDC pumps if I am not mistaken?
Thanks in advance.
I remember the build, you had one of the first M8's IIRC... I asked FannBlade to make me a custom faceplate when he was doing the other work. Same window, just a different face. PM me if you're interested, there's a slim chance that I could make one up for you on the mill at work, but we'd have to talk more specifically, my capabilities are extremely basic at this point. Basically making a square cut or something like that could be easy. If you had a steady hand or a jig you could do most of the work with a Dremel too. Mine was a jigsaw cut I think and then hand-filed to match the profile of the Shelby grill, along with those polished aluminum bumpers. If you want any custom work done I can't recommend Fann highly enough, the work he did was absolutely amazing. If you plan on getting a new case from Jim, I would suggest you consider getting a faceplate made up for the Koolance res (it's a great res) and then ship the bare metal piece to Jim and have it coated with the rest of your case when it comes off the line. Then it's guaranteed to match
I didn't like the stock Koolance profile either, so I asked Fann to make a custom one, it's not too hard, any flat plate the right thickness will work- the acrylic is just sandwiched between the metal and the black delrin.