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How is the quality of the XSPC Acrylic Dual Bay Res / Pump Combo (VPP655) ?

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I was planning to buy the following components for my 1st WC loop however i just noticed XPSC had some quality issues with the black version of this bay reservoir/pump combo, my question is if the acrylic version is suffering from any kind of leaking problem, it took me months to finally decide on the components for my first loop, i just hope i picked the right ones.

XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Clear Reservoir - w/ D5 Variant Pump Installed:
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Edited by leoxtxt - 5/15/13 at 11:05am
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Also interested in the answer, but I will buy the Nylon variant which is known to be a major upgrade to that as the Acrylic can smash in those ones
     
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I bought an XSPC D5 acrylic tank reservoir last week and it's honestly awesome. Really cheap, compact (exactly what I needed, horizontal mount with low height, small form factor and a pump top/res combo) and performs really well so far. If that helps. Can't speak for that product but they're both acrylic.





Your build looks fine but I'd take a look at some quieter fans (100% those fans will be loud, max I can stand under load is 20db) and quick disconnects or a drain port are a must. Nothing worse than attempting to take apart a water cooling loop without quick disconnects on the radiators or drain ports on the radiators. I'd recommend Koolance QD3s.
    
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I bought an XSPC D5 acrylic tank reservoir last week and it's honestly awesome. Really cheap, compact (exactly what I needed, horizontal mount with low height, small form factor and a pump top/res combo) and performs really well so far. If that helps. Can't speak for that product but they're both acrylic.
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Your build looks fine but I'd take a look at some quieter fans (100% those fans will be loud, max I can stand under load is 20db) and quick disconnects or a drain port are a must. Nothing worse than attempting to take apart a water cooling loop without quick disconnects on the radiators or drain ports on the radiators. I'd recommend Koolance QD3s.

You are right about the Quick Disconnects, are there any big differences between the QD3 & QD4 series ? I was about to pick these two:



I suppose they are compatible with my tubing choice (Primoflex Advanced LRT 13-19mm).
post #6 of 10
I have the Dual bay clear (with black front-plate) for the smaller DDC pumps and it's a great res that has like a built in "pump-top" and XSPC's pump top is one of the top performing ones. Obviously for the D5, it's different, but I'd expect the build quality to be the same.
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[Edit]Post was for the black version
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You are right about the Quick Disconnects, are there any big differences between the QD3 & QD4 series ? I was about to pick these two:



I suppose they are compatible with my tubing choice (Primoflex Advanced LRT 13-19mm).

You want the QD3s. QD4s are bigger and bulkier and not aimed at computer use. They also don't have QD4 threaded G1/4 versions.
    
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I'm trying to install the compression fittings (NZL-V13-19KG-BK) on my CPU-380I but i've no idea how tight they have to be, obviously i'm using my hand but i'm afraid i could damage the threads, from what i understood (correct if i'm wrong) i've to keep tightening untill there is no gap between the barb and the waterblock contact surface.



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I would seriously consider the Koolance RP-452x2 instead. I have the single bay version and I feel I could seriously maim someone with it and it'll still work perfectly rolleyes.gif
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