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Hi Everyone,

New member here, I have just finished building my first custom liquid cooled loop. I ran into a bit of an issue as it is my first time building. I wasn't really thinking when ordering my parts and got a 270mm XSPC Photon reservoir/d5 combo. It fits in my 750D case, but is way too big and causes more problems than I would like. (was a pain to fill and would really like more space as it takes so much room) So here is my question.

Could I disassemble the Photon reservoir and install a new pump top and reservoir from EK? (I only ask this because on the box it arrived with it states not to disassemble the combo, has anyone else done this?)

Also is this even worth it to disassemble it and to get a new pump top/reservoir or should I just try to sell the combo (beyond the point of returning back to frozencpu) and just buy a new combo?

I do like the reservoir and I plan on getting a Phanteks Enthos Primo in the future, not anytime soon, so this combo could be more suited for that case.

Sorry for the long post and thanks for you all help.

Here's a pic of my rig:


I need some 90 degree and rotary fittings, sleeving, ect.. rig is far from 100% done

List of parts: i5 3570k (4.2 ghz), 2x 770 GTX SLI, 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws, Crucial 120 gb SSD, WD 1 TB HD, ASRock extreme4
Alphacool 420mm (45mm thick) Radiator, a pain to fit in the case
Alphacool 240mm (60mm thick) Radtiaor
EK Supremacy Acetal
XSPC Photon 270mm
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post #2 of 6
yeah dont take it apart it was tested before they sale it so you wont get any leaks best bet would to just sell the combo and get a new pump/top and res. you can always go with the normal photon res with a modded d5 pump
post #3 of 6
Yes, you can take the pump out. What they mean by do not disassemble it, is not to take the reservoir completely apart.
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Thanks for the input guys, so to take the pump off, do I just twist the pump and reservoir apart?
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Originally Posted by davidh93 View Post

Thanks for the input guys, so to take the pump off, do I just twist the pump and reservoir apart?

Its quite simple. Just unscrew the big retaining ring



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And the pump will come out leaving the rest of the unit like this ... Its this part they say not to disassemble.


Edited by Jakusonfire - 3/25/14 at 11:19am
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Thanks so much for those pictures!
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