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Tube res with D5 in LD PC-V7?

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So this is going to be a weird question, but I need help.

I would like to put a tube res and a D5 below it in an LD V7, and I'd like something, at best, like the Bitspower D5 top res thing. That would be ideal, except for the fact that it isn't very aesthetically pleasing. I'd go with the ice red tube, but I feel as though that would be too much red in front of the red motherboard tray, and if it were up to me I'd be doing a FrozenQ tri-spiral res on top of the D5, with black/blood red/black helixes, because that would look the best with my color scheme. I'd also like to use the Btspower D5 mod kit, since it's definitely the sexiest D5 top/housing replacement on the market, and if there's something better then someone PLEASE send me a link.

I've never used a tube res, let alone a D5 under a tube res, and I'd really like to get some opinions from people out there who have done this.

Do you guys think that's possible? To get the same sort of clean cut look of what BP offers but without a BP res? Could I mod the FrozenQ res to work with the mount that BP makes?

And, lastly, are there any other, better ways to mount a D5 under a tube res?
 
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post #2 of 4
While it may not have exactly the look you are after, the Aquacomputer Aqualis can couple a tube res directly with a D5. The quality goes far beyond anything I have experienced with other reservoirs. Silent with decoupling screws as well.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?282226-Tons-of-new-stuff-from-Aqua-Computer

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Anyone else?
 
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post #4 of 4
As long as the diameter of the reservoir and the threading is the same, you can use any reservoir with the Bitspower Mod Top Upgrade Kit. They have a diameter of 60mm and are M52 threaded. The endcaps for the Bitspower tube res just screws off.

http://www.bitspower.com/html/product/pro_show.aspx?num=81092610&kind2=7

Unfortunately, I don't think they sell the top that goes with the res directly, you'll have to purchase the whole kit. I think the part number specifically is BP-DSRAP-BK.

In order for you to use a FrozenQ res, the bottom cap of the res must be detachable, 60mm diameter, and M52 threaded. The "easy" way will probably be to take the bottom cap off the FQ res and use Bitspower's own BP-WTZPC1-BK endcap. I've never owned a FQ res, but that's how it would work in theory without serious modding. If you're willing to go a less elegant route, I suppose you could also attempt to permanently affix the bottom of the FQ res to the Bitspower endcap (expoxy or something), and then just screw the whole contraption on the mod top. From pictures the FQ res's bottom port is at the center, so it shouldn't be an issue of ports not lining up.
Edited by sakerfalcon - 5/14/13 at 1:37pm
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