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That is one sleek looking dual bay res...Wonder if we can use the Koolance DDC heatsink with these...
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Looks nice! Don't like the $120 MSRP though.

I guess if you have a system that actually needs this thing $120 isn't really that expensive anyways.
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Originally Posted by adamlau;12289411 
That is one sleek looking dual bay res...Wonder if we can use the Koolance DDC heatsink with these...

No, I don't think so, but there is about 8mm of space notched in there for air flow. You could probably figure out some options with that. They may also be working on a version that fits in that space, but I'm not sure other than there is that extra space left there for probably a future reason.
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Looks nice! Don't like the $120 MSRP though.

I guess if you have a system that actually needs this thing $120 isn't really that expensive anyways.

I thought about that, but it actually pencils out pretty close if you consider individual parts using similar materials.

Two Acetal aftermarket top = 2 x $25 = $50
On Acetal dual bay reservoir = $70

I even looked up acetal prices at places like onlinemetals.com. The biggest I could find was a 3"x12"x12" slab for $241...it's a big chuck of acetal.
    
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Added in my first trial video for testing noise.

What do you think about the test method? I think it was helpful to include the fan as Churchy from XS suggested earlier.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmNVvwauivc[/ame]

I need to buy an actual case for testing this in. My test bench case isn't very applicable and my son's case is too full and would take too much work to take apart.

Anyhow, that should hold you over for a little bit, but let me know if you'd like to see something else.

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FYI, going to work on some voltage and single vs dual pump noise stuff next. Let me know if you guys want anything else in particular. Was thinking of maybe some sort of bleeding test too.
    
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that is one sexy bay res
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Nice review, nice looking res as well.
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Thanks Martin, I might pick this up for a new build I'm contemplating. +1
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You bet, glad it helps...smile.gif
    
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