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So I got everything, but since I changed cases and now am running on a HAF X, I'll be doing everything internal.
Therefore, I need to find a reservoir; I'll only be watercooling my CPU for now, but I'll be adding up my GPU and maybe my motherboard in the following months.

Now I found this reservoir pretty cool but also a bit expensive:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Water%20Blocks

Otherwise I could take something cheap and simple like:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

Any thoughts? Or any other recommendations?

The rest of my setup is:

MCP655, Swiftech MCR 220-RES, Stinger V6i block.

Also, what would be the ideal ways to mount it within my case, I'm having a lot of issues with that at the moment

I'm using one 5 1/2 bay for the fan controller with no plans of using the other ones, also am using 2 hard drive bays, removed all the other ones since I still have 2 hotswap bays and a dedicated server for file hosting.
Edited by shnur - 12/22/10 at 11:16am
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Look in Sig for installing a loop internally
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Wait, you have the Swiftech MCR-220 Reservoir version? Why do you want a separate reservoir then?

If you are on a budget I would get the Swiftech one, and if you need a cheap bay reservoir XSPC makes an awesome little single slot bay reservoir:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=34...ia%20Co.%20Ltd.
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Look in Sig for installing a loop internally
Will do when I'll get on a computer, looks pretty interesting, although I made a thread because I'm unsure of placement in my case.

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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Wait, you have the Swiftech MCR-220 Reservoir version? Why do you want a separate reservoir then?

If you are on a budget I would get the Swiftech one, and if you need a cheap bay reservoir XSPC makes an awesome little single slot bay reservoir:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=34...ia%20Co.%20Ltd.
I'm more on a space constraint than a budget, I can afford up to 100$ on a res, but I'm not sure I will be able to drill my case for proper mounting.
My rad is a res only when mounted vertically, not horizontally, also I've practiced filling it and I can't seem to get when I need to stop, therefore I'm kind of worried about spills when I'll be filling it.
I kind of like the dual bay one, how would you refill it/would that be recommended?
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Ive owned the HAF which is pretty similar to the haf x and i was using the ek multioption 250 res, anything bigger you'll be space limited, the swifty micro res is another good option if you wanna save space.. even a bay reservoir with a pump which mounts under it saves space for res/pumps..
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the micro is a tried and true good cheap res.. If you got the extra to spend on the one with flow meter and all by all means go ahead. Either way, they both hold water
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don't get the microres, itrs pretty hard to find someone to mount it that looks decent in a larger case that has room for a good res like a inverse T or bay res
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Ive owned the HAF which is pretty similar to the haf x and i was using the ek multioption 250 res, anything bigger you'll be space limited, the swifty micro res is another good option if you wanna save space.. even a bay reservoir with a pump which mounts under it saves space for res/pumps..
How would you go ahead and mount it to the case? Frankly I'm mostly looking between that and the ek 2bay res with flow-meter (looks awesome ) and they're similiarly priced, but I'm unsure on how to mount it so I'm leaning toward the bay one.
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post #9 of 13
Hopefully this will help.

This is a 250mm res and it has its own mounting hardware so... it may be different than what you're doing but the basic idea is still the same.

The bracket I used is the things you punch out of the 5.25 optical drive bays.



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Here's the second portion of the post...

Don't mock the cable management, it is very much a WIP.



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