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So I was planning on buying the Raystorm RS360 kit but I was told it really isn't possible to hook a fillport up to the resevoir which pretty much killed my desire for getting it. Having to remove the reservoir to put water in it just seems like the stupidest design flaw,

Anyone here have it that can comment on that part?

I saw EK had a kit too but they're EXPENSIVE for the size of radiator you get. Not worth the price IMO unless I'm missing something. Anyone else got really good kits? Reason I was going with the XSPC because it was a full on water kit for a great price.
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you can just get an extra T fitting and add a line for a fill/drain port, granted it won't fill it directly into the res, but a little shaking should fix it biggrin.gif
    
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SpykeZ - if you thinking about not getting the XSPC kit due to the fact that you may have to remove the rez to refill, think again. I recently purchased my own XSPC kit (AX360 with the dual pump res. combo) and couldn't be happier. I actually like the idea of pulling your res out a litte bit to fill.
a) you dont have to worry about getting liquid on your hardware.
b) you dont need to take apart your case to fill up or top off.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb/Cooling/Water/XSPC/
This is a link of the different kits of XSPC over the years reviewed. You may be supprised to see how it compares to the high end blocks, rads, and pumps.

If you really wanted to have a EK reservoir, i believe you can take apart the D5's that come with the XSPC kits and put one on. (and place it inside)

here is my kit !




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So I was planning on buying the Raystorm RS360 kit but I was told it really isn't possible to hook a fillport up to the resevoir which pretty much killed my desire for getting it. Having to remove the reservoir to put water in it just seems like the stupidest design flaw,

Anyone here have it that can comment on that part?

I saw EK had a kit too but they're EXPENSIVE for the size of radiator you get. Not worth the price IMO unless I'm missing something. Anyone else got really good kits? Reason I was going with the XSPC because it was a full on water kit for a great price.
I have the acrylic dual bay res with ddc laing pump and I also thought i could have a fill port but you don't need to remove the res to fill Just cut a piece of tubing and fit it over a funnel and place it inside thumb.gif
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Hmmm, never thought about that, guess I'll still do it than.
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Hmmm, never thought about that, guess I'll still do it than.
Ya it works pretty good just make sure the tube is actually in the port. I have my fan controller above the res and my disk drive above that so I have enough of a gap to get the tube in. If your disk drive is right above the res your may have to remove that to fill but it's only a couple screws.
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I'm getting the Switch 810 for a case so it shouldn't be a problem.
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SpykeZ - if you thinking about not getting the XSPC kit due to the fact that you may have to remove the rez to refill, think again. I recently purchased my own XSPC kit (AX360 with the dual pump res. combo) and couldn't be happier. I actually like the idea of pulling your res out a litte bit to fill.
a) you dont have to worry about getting liquid on your hardware.
b) you dont need to take apart your case to fill up or top off.

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I cant stress it more. having spilled water near your expensive hardware is a very unpleasant heart attack.
My res doesnt have much flexibility for filling options, and the last time i took my loop apart, the refilling didnt go so smoothly... luckily my case is large enough that the splash missed my hardware.
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How do you guys go about draining? Add some T-Line or something into the case to drain?
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How do you guys go about draining? Add some T-Line or something into the case to drain?

http://koolance.com/vlv-xtsplb-drain-valve-brass

You can use a T-Line or you can get a drain valve like the one i put in my loop. I love this thing, i was able to empty out my loop in about 2 minutes with this thing. I thought the first time I was going use it that water was going to pour out as soon as I loosened the cap. I was extra cautious about not spilling any water so i put an entire roll of paper towels underneath plus a bowl.


NOT NEEDED! there was only 1 drop of water that came out of the valve until i let the air in by loosing another valve. SIMPLE AND EASY! what more can you ask for. Just put this on the lowest part of your loop and your good!
Edited by UsofaKingDumb - 2/5/13 at 2:16pm
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