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So I going to switch to a XSPC Photon with the integrated D5 and I am doing this so I don't waste space in my Corsair 750D with seperate pump and res.

Right now I have a phoyba 250 res, would it hurt cooling performance to go with a Photon 170 vs the 270? The 270 might be a tight fit in my case and if I could save room without sacrificing cooling performance then I am all for it.
post #2 of 11
You think a res provides any cooling?
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More coolant in your loop raises the time it takes for your loop to heat up, but the cooling is still done in the radiators.
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Originally Posted by zoid.srg View Post

More coolant in your loop raises the time it takes for your loop to heat up, but the cooling is still done in the radiators.

Also increases the time to cool down.
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post #5 of 11
I've got the 750D with a Photon 170. I was considering the 270 until I measured out how big it actually was. I wouldn't recommend going the 270 unless you plan on taking out the 5.25" bays like some have done. The Photon 170 is a good fit for the case and you can easily position it so it won't interfere with long graphics cards. The 270 is probably best left for the extra spacious cases.
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Originally Posted by zoid.srg View Post

More coolant in your loop raises the time it takes for your loop to heat up, but the cooling is still done in the radiators.

Thanks that's what I was looking for, I guess common sense though right?

I know res' don't cool...I just worded my question incorrectly.
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I've got the 750D with a Photon 170. I was considering the 270 until I measured out how big it actually was. I wouldn't recommend going the 270 unless you plan on taking out the 5.25" bays like some have done. The Photon 170 is a good fit for the case and you can easily position it so it won't interfere with long graphics cards. The 270 is probably best left for the extra spacious cases.
Well **** I just placed my order for the 270 earlier this morning the only thing I use my 5.25 cages for is my fan Controller. I'm sure I can make it fit somehow as its not much bigger than the res I already have. Might be cutting it close though
post #8 of 11
The specs of the D5 Photon 270 show it as 35cm long, I just measured the clearance under the 5.25" bays and it looks like there's about 35 and a bit so I think you'll be able to just squeeze it in. If it's directly under the 5.25" bays it could be tough getting access to the fill port though without cutting away some of the bottom of the 5.25" bays. You could move it further to the left (towards the motherboard) but then you could have issues with some of the long graphics cards.

Edit: Looking at my 170 it's mounted far enough to the left to use the fill port even if it was taller and and there's about 1-2cm of clearance with my 780 Classifieds which are pretty long cards so I think you'll be fine!
Edited by side37 - 3/21/14 at 8:32am
post #9 of 11
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I totally appreciate you measuring, as I am at work right now and can't measure myself. I kind of just figured it would fit because it's not that much bigger than my current res, I don't really use the fillport on my current res I just fill the res with a squirt bottle with a thin straw so I should be good. I don't mind messing with it.
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Originally Posted by xxpantherrrxx View Post

I totally appreciate you measuring, as I am at work right now and can't measure myself. I kind of just figured it would fit because it's not that much bigger than my current res, I don't really use the fillport on my current res I just fill the res with a squirt bottle with a thin straw so I should be good. I don't mind messing with it.

This is an old pic of my setup and I currently have a 360mm radiator in the top (60mm thick plus the fans so that's about 85mm) but where I have the res located is exactly where it is located now. that radiator in the front spot is now on the bottom 240mm mount. I also no longer have that optical drive in. and the HDD cages on the bottom are hanging from the 5.25 bays.

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