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Mounting a Photon 170 reservoir/pump combo in a Mercury S3

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Could somebody tell me a good way to mount this res in an S3? Could you attach it to one of the accessory mounting rods/plates? Love the looks of this thing but it looks like it could be a pain to mount.
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The S3 does not have a accessory mounting bar (rod). You can use one of the attachment plates, or on a 140mm bottom accessory mount. I guess it depends on that type of res you are going to be using.
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Originally Posted by Lexhawk View Post

Could somebody tell me a good way to mount this res in an S3? Could you attach it to one of the accessory mounting rods/plates? Love the looks of this thing but it looks like it could be a pain to mount.

You could mount the reservoir to this bracket:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_767&products_id=36112

The bracket could attach to the backside of a radiator or 120mm fan.
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Run the pump separate from the res. In this case the D5 performance suffers otherwise (worse than the standard Laing pump top). The Photon does not make for a good pump top.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2013/11/21/xspc-photon-reservoir-with-integrated-d5-vario-pump/3/
Edited by Neo Zuko - 3/8/14 at 7:46pm
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