12 months ago
Hi all, I recently finished my gaming rig inside a SilverStone RVZ01B and I want to watercool it (don't ask why, I know the case is not meant for it but I just want to do it).
Goals: No case mods and a custom water loop for both CPU and GPU.
I am asking here mainly for the experience of more advanced users. The problem (or I should better say, the first problem) I am facing is that there are no reservoirs for such a small case. Silverstone recommends this one: https://shop.bitspower.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=3584 but I can't purchase it in my country and it costs about 500$ from Amazon, so it is a no. I myself found this one that could possibly fit: http://www.barrowch.com/index.php/article/280.html but I can't find a retailer either. This one from swiftech is too large (I made my measurements): http://www.swiftech.com/mcresmicrorev2reservoir.aspx. So if I am not missing a product that will save the day I will have to go with a loop without a reservoir. There are a couple work arounds I know of (that will be a pain to bleed of course). Firstly I could use a T-Joint with a tube and a cap that will act as a small reservoir. Secondly, I could use a radiator with three holes, a cap and possibly a tube that could act simillarly. Lastly I could try building a reservoir myself (worse option)? I want to know if there is an alternative I am missing or else if you guys have any advise to offer concerning the DIY methods I am describing above.
Space A: above the PSU, can hold a reservoir, dimensions: 2,8cmx10,1cm(can be very easily extendend to 14cm with some flattening)x11,6cm (HxWxD). Space B: between the PSU and the bracket that suports the GPU, can hold a pump or a pump+reservoir combo, dimensions: 10,1cmx14cmx5,4cm (HxWxD). Space for the necessay cabling has been accounted where necessary.
The drawings at the above image are approximate to give you the general idea. Thanks in advance!