XSPC Plexi Bay Reservoir (Black)



I've always been one for using the T-line method when setting up water cooling in my PC's. The big disadvantage to this method is that it can be a right pain to fill the loop and also takes several hours to entice the bubbles out. Let's see if the XSPC reservoir makes my life any easier!

XSPC Bay Res Installed XSPC Res Installed

Filling the loop was extremely easy - especially with the top and sides of my case missing (currently away being resprayed!). Information on how to fill and leak test your loop can be found here, but I have to admit cutting corners and hooking it all up without prior testing.

During the first run of the loop I left the cap off of the reservoir to allow for air bubbles to escape. After just over 8 minutes of continuous running, the coolant was running clear and no air bubbles could be seen or heard flowing through the pump, which is a massive improvement over using a T-line setup.

Reservoirs I've owned in the past have had a tendency to make 'sloshing' sounds when used in conjunction with a high powered pump. I'm pleased to say that the XSPC Bay Reservoir does not suffer with this problem to the extent of other manufacturer's reservoirs.

XSPC Bay Res Dark XSPC Bay Res Dark

Even without the aid of a UV cathode we can see the potential that this reservoir has to look very sexy with some UV water dye. Unfortunately my camera totally refused to take any in-focus pictures of the reservoir in the dark so I had to settle for some daylight shots instead!

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Most Recent Comments

28-08-2006, 21:25:12

Looks good mate, though I'm not a big fan of bay res's myself.Quote

28-08-2006, 21:53:46

Neither am I frag but this is easily one of the few bay res's I recommend. It's very well made.Quote

28-08-2006, 23:44:02

looks good makes me want to get one =PQuote

29-08-2006, 00:07:29

Originally Posted by name='ai_01'
looks good makes me want to get one =P
yea, same. looks great.Quote

29-08-2006, 09:09:26

Man that is sexy as I was impressed that the bubble removal feature actually worked, instead of being some sort of non-performing novelty. And 8 min is so much more acceptable than the normal time required to expel/purge air from a water loop. Great review as usual Jim Quote

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