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Originally Posted by eucalyptus View Post

Go and buy a Heatkiller D5 reservoir instead. The Photons aren't any good. I am speaking of owning 4....


They were cool 1.5 year ago when I bought them. But today there are so many better option!! Or the Alphacool Eisbecher reservoirs. Or some awesome Barrow reservoir.
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Originally Posted by Deedaz View Post

There's no way to attach a pump to a stand alone photon and no adapter kit to change it, you have to get the one that comes with a pump already unfortunately. I would check out something like the new heatkiller res that @eucalyptus mentioned, or something like the monsoon mmrs that you can configure to your exact colors/size/mounting options for your build.

Thank you guys for the replies! So it seems the consensus here is to forget about the Photon and look at other options. Although I love the look of the Photon and the simplicity of this XSPC res/pump combo, looks like the best thing is for me to be exploring other options.
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post #312 of 321
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Well thanks for the tip but since I built my very first watercooling custom loop yesterday, taking it apart and replacing my res and pump is currently not an option wink.gif
I mean, it can't be that effing difficult to slot that damn LED into place properly? eh-smiley.gif

Slightly necro but valid none the less. I'm stuck with my 170 for a bit as I bought it just to hold me over until I slowly figure out my Monsoon stuff. But to solve the led issue I am going this route as I am working on some custom RGB stuff too. Fiber Optic to the rescue as I cant really stand this led option given.

Try a piece of this stuff....
http://www.wiedamark.com/5mmsolidcoreendfiberopticcable.aspx

It should allow you to angle the light end to get a better fit just by cutting the end at an angle. You then can just heatshrink the led to the other end. Wouldn't hurt to mate, polish and epoxy the led to the fiber.

As for XSPC stuff, I probably will never buy anything form them again. My mounting screws on my raystorm cpu block were so badly cut I had to take 6/32 die and recut the threads to make it even work. I will be reducing it to a test loop down the road..... but it does work well other than the weird noise I get from the pump about 2500 rpms. The flow is fine at 2000 rpm since there isn't much restriction in this loop
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post #313 of 321
Okay, so I tossed out the Photon/D5 combo and replaced it with a Photon 170. (I placed the D5 and a new top in another part of my case, which makes decoupling the pump easier - I don't hear it any more, not even when it runs at full power.)

With the Photon 170 without the pump, there's no problem placing the LED vertically into the acrylic rod. I have to say that it looks really good. So I can recommend the Photon 170, but not the combo.
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My Photon/D5 combo has developed a ridiculous vibration.  It was running fine, 24/7 for about a year, and then it started to get a weird vibration.  Thinking it was my pump going bad, I swapped in a different D5, but the vibration is still there.

 

I'm going to just dump the Photon, and use my spare EK top and res.  This is the first XSCP product that I have had any issues with. Currently running 5 XSPC rads, a bunch of fans, and a Raystorm block in various builds.  Everything except the Photon has performed great.

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My Photon/D5 combo has developed a ridiculous vibration.  It was running fine, 24/7 for about a year, and then it started to get a weird vibration.  Thinking it was my pump going bad, I swapped in a different D5, but the vibration is still there.

I'm going to just dump the Photon, and use my spare EK top and res.  This is the first XSCP product that I have had any issues with. Currently running 5 XSPC rads, a bunch of fans, and a Raystorm block in various builds.  Everything except the Photon has performed great.

Mine also vibrates like hell. I think it was always that way. Sometimes the rythm transfers to stuff on my desk and they vibrate too!!! The pump/reservoir is mounted on the chassis rirectly with tiewraps so when I replace it with the bigger model, I already have it, I'll put some HDD anti shoch rubbers between the combo and the chassis. Hopefully that will eliminate it.
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Mine is mounted with thick isolation pads and mounting tape.  It was fine and dead silent for about 11 months, and then it just started vibrating like crazy.  The vibration is bad enough that it transfers through my test bench.  It is mounted about 15-20° up from horizontal, but that shouldn't matter since it was fine for a long time.

 

It really is a bit of a mystery.

 

post #317 of 321
I have two 270 combos mounted in my build, and one of them makes a lot of vibration when the speed is upped. Only one is loud, and it's really annoying. Maybe it's just the way it's mounted, or how loose or tight the ring is. That's really my only guess to the problem with noise and vibration. But I think later down the road I'll just drop the combos, and get the regular 270 res and buy pump tops. I sure do love these combos though.

    
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Ok, So my LED got stuck and while trying to remove and reposition it, it broke off. There any way I can get this thing out?
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Ok, So my LED got stuck and while trying to remove and reposition it, it broke off. There any way I can get this thing out?

Disassemble the res and see if it can be pushed out, it should be accessible once the acrylic rod is removed. If not, and needle pliers don't give you access, you could use a drop of crazy glue or epoxy at the end of a stick. Let it cure and gently pull. But that's risky.
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XSPC came out with a new version that "V2 Photon reservoirs include a new bracket which attaches directly to 120mm and 140mm radiators. It also has an improved fillport with lower restriction, to make filling the reservoir easier." I saw while looking around at Performance-PCS

http://www.xs-pc.com/water-pumps/d5-photon-170-reservoirpump-combo-v2
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