XSPC Plexi Bay Reservoir (Black)

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

Normally talking about a clear plexiglass box would be a reviewers nightmare! Thankfully the XSPC Bay Reservoir has some interesting features not seen in other reservoirs on the market.

XSPC Bay Reservoir Front XSPC Bay Reservoir Front

The XSPC Bay Reservoir comes in 3 flavours: silver, black or clear. The silver and black versions come printed with the XSPC logo and water level meter as seen above.

XSPC Bay Reservoir Back XSPC Bay Reservoir Back

The reservoir utilises 2x G1/4" thread connections with WaterCoolingShop giving you the option of either 1/2", 10/8mm or 3/8" barbs free of charge.

Something I found rather strange was that XSPC have provided two places to insert an LED, both of which are in close proximity to each other. This could possibly be a design error as it would make more sense for the LED's to be placed at opposite sites of the res for better light distribution.

Both the inlet and outlets of the reservoir have some unique features to reduce bubbles and foam, the following quote is XSPC's explanation on how this works:

"The semi-circle around the outlet is to stop air being sucked from the top of the reservoir. It also lets the system keep running at a low water level. The guide from the inlet/return cuts down on the noise from splashing when a high powered pump is used."

XSPC Bay Res Fill Port

The top of the reservoir has a filler port for adding water to the system, which is sealed from leakages by a cap complete with rubber o-ring. It's nice to see that XSPC have threaded the port directly into the plexiglass rather than using the method adopted by Danger Den, which can be seen here.

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Most Recent Comments

28-08-2006, 17:25:12

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

28-08-2006, 17:53:46

NoL
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, 19:44:02

ai_01
looks good makes me want to get one =PQuote

28-08-2006, 20:07:29

apex32
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='ai_01'
looks good makes me want to get one =P
yea, same. looks great.Quote

29-08-2006, 05:09:26

PV5150
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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