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When I built my Tristellar with four 170 Photons I opened them multiple times without any issue mellowsmiley.gif


I am very sorry to hear about your accident! Any ideas what could have gone wrong? Did you ensure that the bottom was sealed properly? It is important that the middle acrylic tube inside the reservoir are placed properly aswell.
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New member checking in. Very impressed with the site; long time learner/lurker - finally joined and posted my build here.

Here she is



I have a few Photon questions that I’m hoping someone can answer. I've read literally every post in this thread so I’m trying to “fish” on my own but a little help would be greatly appreciated. I’ll say upfront the easiest option would probably be to just buy a 270 D5 photon but… I can’t return my stand-alone 270 (high restocking and shipping fees) and my D5 170’s pump speed dial broke off. It runs at 2/5 perfectly fine, so I don’t care, but I can’t really sell it unless I’m willing to take a loss. Also, I like to tinker so a creative answer may be the ticket.

As you can see I have a photon 170 D5 res. I decided I wanted the bigger 270 and I bought the 270 w/out the D5 thinking I would just switch over my D5 pump base. Unfortunately, the acrylic LED tube has a different mount then what is on my D5 170 and does not fit... XSPC won’t sell me the acrylic tube insert for the D5 270 version as they are specific to each res (blah blah blah). I can put my short acrylic tube into the 270 but it looks kind of weird (too short). Additionally, the mounting bracket that came with the vanilla 270 isn't long enough to add the D5 base; the lower mount on the D5 is further down which increases the distance between mounts on the res and is too far for the included bracket to reach. I see they sell the extended bracket for the D5 270 on Amazon for 30 ( I can purchase that if needed). Since I didn’t foresee either of these issues I went ahead and put my 170 back together for now, but I’m hoping I can somehow obtain a D5 version of the acrylic tube insert. If anyone has any leads on obtaining one it would be greatly appreciated. I saw Eagles a was recently switching from a 270 to a 170 and have already sent him a PM about the 270 he has.

Another option would be to mod the acrylic piece from the 270 to fit into the mounting area on the 170... I was not expecting to find a major difference between the acrylic tubes, and was in a bit of a time crunch, so I didn't get a good chance to compare the tubes or take pictures (ugh) before I put my 170 back together. It’s quite inconvenient to disassemble so before I do I'm checking to see if anyone here has any first-hand knowledge? I would be willing to sand, multitool, dremel or otherwise modify the 270 tube I have. I believe the LED is sealed and the piece doesn’t need to be water tight (I know that’s true with the stand-alone 270, not 100% sure with my 170D5). Any options, even outside the box ideas will be considered.

I am switching to Mayhems pastel blue berry coolant so If there are no good leads/ideas I could just put the rod from the 170 into the 270 and just live with it being super short since it won’t be visible. Or I could not have the acrylic tube insert at all- is that an option? I guess this relates back to if the LED port in the D5 is sealed off or needs the tube (I would think it’s sealed off, but the o ring on the acrylic tube makes me second guess myself).

On a separate note, I want to use the top port as an inlet for my loop. I understand that air will travel up into my tubes when the PC is shut off (never is) and with the way my loop works the pipe would lead to a vertically mounted radiator. It’s very similar to what thegin showed in post 85 of this thread. I also want a rigid fill line going from the top of my case ( I already have the pass-through fitting installed, just waiting for the 270 to be installed). I see two ways to do this
1. I buy a Y valve and have my loop line and the fill line merge (2 into 1) and then connect the y into the top of the reservoir.
2. I take the stand alone 270 and invert it (as people in this thread have done) so that the bottom with multiple ports becomes the top. I run the loop line to one port and the fill line to another. This seems like an easy answer, but I wonder if the mounting plate (the extended one that I will order from Amazon that fits the D5 270) will fit a reservoir that has a 170 D5 base and is using the bottom of the 270 as my top? Hopefully this makes sense (writing detailed descriptions is not a strong suit).

Any insights, ideas, or comments are very welcome, even criticisms. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.
Edited by Hard Five - 9/22/16 at 11:14am
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New member checking in. Very impressed with the site; long time learner/lurker - finally joined and posted my build here.

Here she is



I have a few Photon questions that I’m hoping someone can answer. I've read literally every post in this thread so I’m trying to “fish” on my own but a little help would be greatly appreciated. I’ll say upfront the easiest option would probably be to just buy a 270 D5 photon but… I can’t return my stand-alone 270 (high restocking and shipping fees) and my D5 170’s pump speed dial broke off. It runs at 2/5 perfectly fine, so I don’t care, but I can’t really sell it unless I’m willing to take a loss. Also, I like to tinker so a creative answer may be the ticket.

As you can see I have a photon 170 D5 res. I decided I wanted the bigger 270 and I bought the 270 w/out the D5 thinking I would just switch over my D5 pump base. Unfortunately, the acrylic LED tube has a different mount then what is on my D5 170 and does not fit... XSPC won’t sell me the acrylic tube insert for the D5 270 version as they are specific to each res (blah blah blah). I can put my short acrylic tube into the 270 but it looks kind of weird (too short). Additionally, the mounting bracket that came with the vanilla 270 isn't long enough to add the D5 base; the lower mount on the D5 is further down which increases the distance between mounts on the res and is too far for the included bracket to reach. I see they sell the extended bracket for the D5 270 on Amazon for 30 ( I can purchase that if needed). Since I didn’t foresee either of these issues I went ahead and put my 170 back together for now, but I’m hoping I can somehow obtain a D5 version of the acrylic tube insert. If anyone has any leads on obtaining one it would be greatly appreciated. I saw Eagles a was recently switching from a 270 to a 170 and have already sent him a PM about the 270 he has.

Another option would be to mod the acrylic piece from the 270 to fit into the mounting area on the 170... I was not expecting to find a major difference between the acrylic tubes, and was in a bit of a time crunch, so I didn't get a good chance to compare the tubes or take pictures (ugh) before I put my 170 back together. It’s quite inconvenient to disassemble so before I do I'm checking to see if anyone here has any first-hand knowledge? I would be willing to sand, multitool, dremel or otherwise modify the 270 tube I have. I believe the LED is sealed and the piece doesn’t need to be water tight (I know that’s true with the stand-alone 270, not 100% sure with my 170D5). Any options, even outside the box ideas will be considered.

I am switching to Mayhems pastel blue berry coolant so If there are no good leads/ideas I could just put the rod from the 170 into the 270 and just live with it being super short since it won’t be visible. Or I could not have the acrylic tube insert at all- is that an option? I guess this relates back to if the LED port in the D5 is sealed off or needs the tube (I would think it’s sealed off, but the o ring on the acrylic tube makes me second guess myself).

On a separate note, I want to use the top port as an inlet for my loop. I understand that air will travel up into my tubes when the PC is shut off (never is) and with the way my loop works the pipe would lead to a vertically mounted radiator. It’s very similar to what thegin showed in post 85 of this thread. I also want a rigid fill line going from the top of my case ( I already have the pass-through fitting installed, just waiting for the 270 to be installed). I see two ways to do this
1. I buy a Y valve and have my loop line and the fill line merge (2 into 1) and then connect the y into the top of the reservoir.
2. I take the stand alone 270 and invert it (as people in this thread have done) so that the bottom with multiple ports becomes the top. I run the loop line to one port and the fill line to another. This seems like an easy answer, but I wonder if the mounting plate (the extended one that I will order from Amazon that fits the D5 270) will fit a reservoir that has a 170 D5 base and is using the bottom of the 270 as my top? Hopefully this makes sense (writing detailed descriptions is not a strong suit).

Any insights, ideas, or comments are very welcome, even criticisms. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.

Well first off you can get replacement knobs for the D5 for a couple bucks. I don't know how hard is it to replace them, but it doesn't look that hard a youtube search will probably yield a couple vids on it.

Now for your issue with the 170/270. The 170 LED is not sealed, the rod actually seals that area and the LED just sets under it. I personally hate the look of the rod so I got rid of mine and put a piece of tube in there with a UV CFL. You could just cut your 170 tube down to just enough to seal that area, about 1/2" or so. The LED effect would be useless unless you polished the top of the piece to let the LED light shine up like a lantern. I tried that myself but decided I didn't like that either. You have options, personally if you don't really care for the LED effect I would go with the short piece to seal that area off, or just epoxy over the LED hole in that area and be done with it. I would also get rid of the mounting plate and go with something like better and easier to work with like the regular circular mount that does not have that back plate.

You could mount it without that backplate using the stock circle parts and just mount those to your case.

I would use the 3 port as my top and run your loop that way.

Either way you go, good luck and post pics.
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Well first off you can get replacement knobs for the D5 for a couple bucks. I don't know how hard is it to replace them, but it doesn't look that hard a youtube search will probably yield a couple vids on it.

Now for your issue with the 170/270. The 170 LED is not sealed, the rod actually seals that area and the LED just sets under it. I personally hate the look of the rod so I got rid of mine and put a piece of tube in there with a UV CFL. You could just cut your 170 tube down to just enough to seal that area, about 1/2" or so. The LED effect would be useless unless you polished the top of the piece to let the LED light shine up like a lantern. I tried that myself but decided I didn't like that either. You have options, personally if you don't really care for the LED effect I would go with the short piece to seal that area off, or just epoxy over the LED hole in that area and be done with it. I would also get rid of the mounting plate and go with something like better and easier to work with like the regular circular mount that does not have that back plate.

You could mount it without that backplate using the stock circle parts and just mount those to your case.

I would use the 3 port as my top and run your loop that way.

Either way you go, good luck and post pics.

The bottom of the D5 pops off with a flat head screw driver, work your way around to avoid damage. If you're in the US, you can get them here.

If you don't want to buy a replacement and repair the original try my mod here.
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The bottom of the D5 pops off with a flat head screw driver, work your way around to avoid damage. If you're in the US, you can get them here.

If you don't want to buy a replacement and repair the original try my mod here.

Thank you. I'll keep this for my next order. I like the mod as well... I literally never adjust mine as it's a pain to get under to make the adjustment. If I give this mod a go I'll post up my pics/thoughts on it. Thank you.

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Well first off you can get replacement knobs for the D5 for a couple bucks. I don't know how hard is it to replace them, but it doesn't look that hard a youtube search will probably yield a couple vids on it.

Now for your issue with the 170/270. The 170 LED is not sealed, the rod actually seals that area and the LED just sets under it. I personally hate the look of the rod so I got rid of mine and put a piece of tube in there with a UV CFL. You could just cut your 170 tube down to just enough to seal that area, about 1/2" or so. The LED effect would be useless unless you polished the top of the piece to let the LED light shine up like a lantern. I tried that myself but decided I didn't like that either. You have options, personally if you don't really care for the LED effect I would go with the short piece to seal that area off, or just epoxy over the LED hole in that area and be done with it. I would also get rid of the mounting plate and go with something like better and easier to work with like the regular circular mount that does not have that back plate.

You could mount it without that backplate using the stock circle parts and just mount those to your case.

I would use the 3 port as my top and run your loop that way.

Either way you go, good luck and post pics.

Thanks for the info. Sucks the 170 D5 is built that way. I'll probably just mount the 170 into the 270 as is and think it over for a while. I bought two liters of Mayhems Blue Berry pastel so even half full I wont see the 170 tube.

I might cut it off as you suggest if/when I go back to distilled water. Again thanks for the info.
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Thank you. I'll keep this for my next order. I like the mod as well... I literally never adjust mine as it's a pain to get under to make the adjustment. If I give this mod a go I'll post up my pics/thoughts on it. Thank you.

Please do I might add the remaining pics to that thread to show the process of drilling, I never tried glue in the end because the hole I drilled was perfect for my needs but really I should try the repair method out in case someone needs to do it.
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For you guys that know a bit more about this then me, can you intake water from the top?
thanks.
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For you guys that know a bit more about this then me, can you intake water from the top?
thanks.

Yes, requires adapter M20 to G1/4.
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I really wish they would make a 400mm or longer version of this, the 270 would look so small in a TT P5 case, and the EKpump+400mm res+singularity clamps for the whole thing run 100€ more expensive than the photon 270 redface.gif
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I acquired this recently for my new 3970x build! Unfortunately no GPU waterblock yet. Maybe when I upgrade to gtx 1080 or 1080ti. I ordered fittings and tubes to hard line this with red XSPC coolant and red leds! biggrin.gif

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