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RayStorm D5 Photon RX240 V3 inside Corsair 350D

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I have looked around for either get a CPU loop kit or make my own CPU/GPU loop inside a corsair 350D for my next build. Since it is a small-ish case it is a bit tougher to find the right parts. If I go with the RayStorm D5 Photon RX240 V3 CPU kit will the res/pump combo fit inside? I figured to run the 240 mm rad up on the top and the pump/res combo near the intake fans. I'm pretty sure it will fit but since maybe I'll be upgrading the loop later in the future to include a GPU block I'm wondering if there will be enough space to accomodate the extra 240 mm rad which will be in the front intake. I will be running a GTX 780, no HDD and only one SSD on the back. I'd rather not use a bay res/pump combo since it kinda ruins the look of the case and I read that it might create some noise from vibrations over time. Any ideas? Or I can just use a MCP35X pump with the MCP35X res directly screwed on top since it is smaller?

EDIT: Title had the wrong kit
Edited by cad2blender - 3/22/14 at 10:14pm
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every photon ive seen posted on these forums is full of bubbles. i dont know if its a design flaw or the loop hasnt had enough time to bleed or a bad connection allowing air into the loop. i just know i wouldnt get a photon unless they could be proven to work as intended.
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every photon ive seen posted on these forums is full of bubbles. i dont know if its a design flaw or the loop hasnt had enough time to bleed or a bad connection allowing air into the loop. i just know i wouldnt get a photon unless they could be proven to work as intended.

Good to know, I'll keep searching for possible kits and/or small pumps and reservoirs. If it has to come down to it, I *could* settle for something like an XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 kit.
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im not saying its a bad pump/res combo. i just havent seen a combo on these forums without bubbles. the res looks great. unfortunately thats all ive seen.
xspc does have a raystorm kit with a d5 in a bayres. you could always buy another res down the road if you decide you dont like the bay style res.
Edited by pc-illiterate - 3/22/14 at 10:44pm
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You have just about 260mm of clearance in between the drive bays and the floor, with the ssd cage and the hdd cage removed.
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My photon seems to be ok (no bubbles from what I can tell), huge pain to bleed and fill though... and its way to big for my case... I think I'm going to get a smaller res.

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