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Not a problem, it's really only the reservoir I need to decide upon what to do with.

     
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Sorry, got threads mixed up.
Mea Culpa.
I know exactly what thread you thought you were responding too, because I almost did the same thing last night lol
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Not a problem, it's really only the reservoir I need to decide upon what to do with.
You could always go with something smaller. Like the Multi-Z 150, 80, 50, or even 40. Or something real small like the Swiftech MicroRes
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Well I don't really have any problems with the Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 it's just I don't know where I'll put it there just aren't many places I see to put it. I'm not sure that any of the few hooks in the case are condusive of the mounting kit that comes with the Bitstech.

     
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I've had to drill holes to mount both the tube reservoirs I've had. It's unlikely that there will be existing holes to mount both brackets in a manner that looks good
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Well I guess the biggest thing will be the cable management then.

What's the difference between these two besides amount?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_381_1071_915&products_id=35745

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_381_1071_915&products_id=34061

 

The smaller one says it'll make 3 liters and the more expensive one says it'll make 2 liters and they both stay for 3 years.

     
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You know, I'm not really sure of the difference. I think XT-1 is more for sub-zero cooling. There might be more information on Mayhem's website

IMHO, cable management is what takes a build to a different level. Lutro0 makes some combs that help keep the cables in place and looking nice. Or you can sew/stitch the cables together like I did with mine
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Ah lol I didn't notice it said XT1 lol. I'll just get the X1 and bite the bullet I suppose. You already have some nice sleeved (paracord?) cables already.  Mine are as you can see in the album stock and quite messy despite the amount of time I put into zip tying and velcrostrapping them together and all. Believe me it was worse before I started >v<

 

Cabling will have to wait I suppose. Still think the Bitstech is the best reservoir? I think I might as well proceed to checkout.


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Yeah, I sleeved my cables with MDPC-X Sleeving. Look a while and was a pain on the fingers, but well worth the result. Pre-Sleeved extensions would work too if you don't want to make them yourself. Lutro0 Customs is basically the MDPC-X for this side of the pond. Very high quality plastic sleeving, like MDPC-X, and they carry a line of paracord as well. Plus all the tools and accessories you would ever need to sleeve cables.

Hiding cables behind the motherboard tray is the trick to keeping the front side looking clean and organized. The back panel of my old 700D looked like a cluttered rat's nest. But it was never seen and the front side looked good, so I didn't care
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Still think I should go with a tube or a bay reservoir?

     
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I prefer tube because it is easier to work with, mostly bleeding. If the pump is connected directly to a bay res it is harder to decouple and case cause vibration. But bay reservoirs are nice if space is limited and you have extra 5.25" bays. Reservoir is mostly a personal preference thing. Some prefer bay, some prefer tube. I am one that prefers tube.
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