Originally Posted by cky2k6
Maybe I'm not understanding, but you keep mentioning two reservoirs for one loop? That has no practical purpose. You can purchase a larger case instead of building your own, I think you may be underestimating the complexity of doing it yourself unless you have access to some nice machinery.
Actually, I have two reservoirs for one loop, and it's quite beneficial to me
Granted, it was not originally the plan, but now that I have them both I quite like it. What happened was that the EK Multioption X2 150 Advanced that I originally purchased came with terrible, awful, despicable, pathetic, worthless "res clamps", and no matter what I tried they wouldn't hold the res empty, much less with fittings attached and filled with 150mL of water! So, after a month of unsuccessful attempts of fixing the issue, I got an XSPC single-bay res as a temporary alternative. It just so happens that the next after after buying the XSPC res (bought it at Micro Center), I got some Bitspower Z-Tank Multi 60mm clamps, which are absolutely awesome, good enough that I only need to use one to hold my EK Res.
But, with the XSPC already purchased and installed, I simply revised my loop layout a bit, and now I have the pump mounted directly to the bay res, while the EK Res acts essentially as a "buffer" for the bay res, significantly reducing turbulence, cutting bleeding time down from hours to minutes, and providing 6 more G1/4 ports for LED's (getting some Lund Plexi G1/4 fittings that sit down in the res for some white LED's), Temp Sensors (Bitspower G1/4 temp sensor), a Phobya Pressure Valve (for when I add my 2nd MCP35X pump, once I finally get the White Swiftech MCP35X2 Housing), etc.
Here's some pics of how it works: