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EK Releases the EK-RES X3 Series Tube Reservoirs

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Of course I see this just a couple of days after buying an X2. rolleyes.gif

Anyways it looks like EK has released a new reservoir. It looks like the anti-cyclone is much improved from the v2. The V2 advanced seems to still have a few more options but the V3 looks to be very nice when using the ports on the bottom. It looks really nice. Its listed for sale on EK's site. Here is the installation manual.

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if they could economically add circles to round acrylic tubes without damaging the structural integrity and lowering the cracking resistance of the res, they would have done it

nice reservoir.
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Can we just stop whining about the circles already, Jesus...
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Can we just stop whining about the circles already, Jesus...

Seriously, it's like telling the same joke 20 times. It get's old after a while and I hate to see grown men whining.
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Agreed ... it just goes on and on.
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Yes, we will be offering some TOP end caps with multiple ports like we had on X2 Advanced. It's gonna be separate purchase for those who want to upgrade (cheap).
    
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Nice, are you guys going to be selling the bottom caps separately too for us X2 advanced owners?
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No, since the X3 uses inner threading on the cap instead of outer threading like on the X2. This is why the tubes and end caps are not inter-exchangeable between X2 & X3. This type of design seals much better than before with less tightening force. No need for over-tightening. thumb.gif

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No, since the X3 uses inner threading on the cap instead of outer threading like on the X2. This is why the tubes and end caps are not inter-exchangeable between X2 & X3. This type of design seals much better than before with less tightening force. No need for over-tightening. thumb.gif
Regards,
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You might want to reconsider that stance.

As an EK-Dual Top owner, I was going to wait for the x3 200mm res to come out, but when I found out that you weren't going to make adapters (which I really can't fault you too much, since you would rather not spend money just so you can not make money), I went ahead and ordered an x2 200mm reservoir.

Still, I think these are very nice looking reservoirs. My hats off to EK on the design. The anti-cyclone fitting is a nice addition (although I don't have much of an issue on a 200mm tube) and the design style looks good (ie it isn't covered in circles). If down the road you make a new EK-Dual Top that will work with these tubes (and isn't covered in circles), I may very well buy a complete system for a future build.

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New EK-D5 Dual TOP is already in production and will be able to fit your X3 (with bottom end cap removed, ofcourse). thumb.gif
    
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