Anyone out there using a D5 Dual Bay Reservoir / Pump combo in the HAF XB EVO as part of a custom water cooled loop?
Such as this:
I've currently got a video production / gaming rig in the HAF XB with a Titan X Pascal in a EKWB water block and an i7-6850K CPU. Both are already part of a custom water loop, though my radiator is external (bolted on top of the case). I'm trying to do a rebuild with two internal radiators -- a 280 mm mounted inside on the front, and a 120 mm mounted on the back. But mounting the internal radiators cramps the space up top, where my cylindrical reservoir and separate pump currently reside.
I've got nothing going on down in the optical bay, so it would be an ideal space-saver to put the pump and reservoir there. It's hard to get a straight answer out of Google / forum searching about what the current best / quietest choice is for the bay reservoir combo.
Aside from the dual-bay slots, which are empty, my HAF XB "basement" is a bit crowded -- I've got four 6 TB 3.5" SATA drives in a RAID5 where I store my video files which I need for work.
Here are some pictures of the current build for reference. The reason for the external radiator is that initially I was going to put the entire HAF XB chassis within a wooden desk cabinet, and wanted to exhaust the radiator outside of the cabinets. The cabinet plan is now nixed; I'm just going stand-alone PC, so wanting to make my build as compact as possible (no bulky external rad). Also wanting to add a glass window top if I can find one in stock!
Any help or insight would be much appreciated with anyone who has experience with a dual internal radiator water loop on the HAF-XB!
FYI: There's a fan controller currently in the bay, but it's not doing anything so I can remove.Edited by jeffreysousa - 4/2/17 at 10:27am