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Cheap CPU loop with Drive Bay Reservoir?

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Hi all,

I'm putting together a PC for someone who wants a water-cooled cpu. Specifically, they are looking for something with a reservoir that fits into one or two 5.25" drive bays to show off the liquid. The first thing I found is the Thermaltake Bigwater 760 Pro, which has everything listed above - plus a temp monitor - at around the £120 mark, which seems pretty fantastic. The only problem is after doing some research I have read many reports of the kit leaking and having plenty of flaws which make it faulty after around 6 months. I've never had any reason to not trust Thermaltake hardware before now, so I'm unsure whether to be concerned and invest in a custom loop instead. If so, can anyone suggest parts, including a drive bay mounted reservoir, that would be affordable and reliable?

Here is a link to the Thermaltake kit:
http://uk.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001962

Also a link to a drive bay res that looks great with a optional pump, if anyone can approve its quality:
http://www.swiftech.com/maelstrombayres.aspx

Thanks for any advice, I'm a not exactly up to date with water cooling smile.gif
Edited by Nudeood - 9/2/13 at 10:44pm
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I would rather go with a closed loop cooler than the thermaltake cooler. If youre willing to spend a little bit more you could get a XSPC Raystorm 750 kit. It will offer better performance and has better parts.
Edited by slothiraptor - 9/2/13 at 11:03pm
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I would rather go with a closed loop cooler than the thermaltake cooler. If youre willing to spend a little bit more you could get a XSPC Raystorm 750 kit. It will off better performance and has better parts.

I did see that reservoir on its own but didn't realise they also sold a kit, thanks! Certainly looks like a good option
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