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post #262 of 437
i have a bay reservoir if you are interested. its an EK black with acrlyic frosted front. i also have an older completely clear acrylic one. Both EK, both work great. the older one has a small chip at the edge.
here's a pic of the black and acrylic.
post #263 of 437
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I'm better off getting the dual bay res yeah? Also does the dual bay only take up two 5.25 slots (including the pump being attached)? I ask because I do have a DVD drive that needs to be in the case, and if it takes up more than 2 bays with the pump then I'll have to go to the HAF, as it is if I get the dual bay I won't be able to use the fan controller that came with my PSU since it takes up a 5.25 bay.

     
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post #264 of 437
The bay res takes up 2 slots, how ever it will help to have a empty slot above it so you can fill the tank with water (and also have long enough tubes allowing you to pull it out). With a optical drive above you will have a hard time filling it. I dont use optical drives, and if I do I mount it for the moment, and then deattatch it. Or you could make your tubing to the res like 10cm longer that will allow you to pull it out more. But it is not possible having both a bay res, optical drive and a fan controller at the same time, the trooper/stryker only has 3 optical slots.

You can scrap the dual bay res for now, your only option would be a top with a built in small res, like the ones EK or xspc are doing and mount it on the hdd cage, or at the back. Like this one:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_770&products_id=36002
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_769&products_id=23357
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_770&products_id=40371
Edited by PachAz - 4/23/14 at 12:44pm
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post #265 of 437
There are also a few single bay reservoirs available.
Bitspower
Alphacool - This particular one supports the installation of the DDC pump into the res. There is a version that does not have a pump mount. There are also a few different Alphacool models that I didn't link that come in black or white instead of clear.
EK
XSPC
Koolance
post #266 of 437
the res slides out when you unscrew it. i slide it out when i fill it. so it only uses two bays in my build. no there is no pump attached. it's just a res w/ a flow indicator.
post #267 of 437
Well, if the OP is going to use a regular bay res, he better mount the pump on the radiator fan using this piece then:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_439_767&products_id=37719

And if he use that one, he can might as well use any smaller res.

But if we go back to the original idea, with the res he alreaddy has, I never understood why he couldnt mount it on the back, since he will be having the radiator in the botton there will be plenty of space pulling the tubes thru the holes, like in the picture I showed. Please update me. Or even better, since he will have the radiator in the bottom, he can mount the res in the top horizontaly. He can then use a 90 degree fitting on the res and make it some kind of fillport (sice you can remove the top on the stryker).
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post #268 of 437
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Well as I said I would scrap the fan controller if I went with a dual bay reservoir out of necessity. I was mainly asking whether or not I would have to scrap my optical drive as well, I don't use it daily but it gets used enough that I don't want to keep hooking it back up.

 

As for mounting it in the top, the brackets don't line up with any of the strips of metal even the small bansds unless I place one at one end of the res and the other about 1/3-1/2 halfway down the res from that one.

 

As for the back I keep having issues out of the area around the rear fan mesh, the ribbing that raises out above the I/O port keeps messing things up whenever I try mounting the top bracket.

     
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post #269 of 437
For the top, you don't necessarily have to use dedicated screw holes. If there is mesh similar to the rear fan, you could use one of the mesh holes for the reservoir screws. If the holes are too large and allow the screw heads to pass through, you can use washers. I've never seen the top without the cover removed though so I don't know if there is mesh or not
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No there is no mesh on top, unless you count the one on the handle cover. But the reservoir brackets aren't spaced the right way to mount to the fan holes even if I did add washers.

     
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