Danger Den Monsoon Premium D5 Bay Reservoir Preview

Posted: March 28, 2011 in News, Pumps
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4/2/11 Update: Full Review is UP HERE>>

 

Continuing with the bay reservoir craze, is one Danger Den’s Monsoon Premium D5 Reservoir.  Not only can you get one in all it’s durable acetal goodness, you can get it IN COLOR!!.

Special thanks to Geno (BoxGods on XS) from Danger Den for providing this sample.  I chose the green flavor because I’m an old Kawasaki dirt bike rider…go team green!..:)

The reservoir is extremely nice looking.  It’ll be a little while until I get testing done, but in the mean time, I’ll share some more pictures.

 

Removing the top triangle cover reveals the LED PCB bottom

LED PCB, LEDs could be modified to different color if desired

Molded/Cast? acrylic piece is reinforced by the aluminum bezel

Simple pump inlet port is very open to the reservoir, no baffles.

Outlet port manifold cover and LED windows are glued in place

A lot of thought has gone into the LED controls. Push rods here, make sure long end goes in first.

Rubber isolator mounts in place

Bottom

Pump volute is a nice completely spiral shape ever increasing in radius. The outlet splits in the manifold to two ports.

 

The nice spiral shaped volute should translate to great performance and minimal stress on the motor bearing.  A true spiral shape is generally the most efficient form for centrifugal pumps as it allows the impeller to produce flow in all directions.  The multiple ports are intended to serve as splitting options for parallel loop (advanced split loop design).  My general first impression is very good, the acetal construction is of high machined quality, and there is a plethora of details such as the LED control module and pump cover that exhibits a high attention to detail.  Then there is the multitude of color options that should appeal to many system builders looking for personal color touch.

Of coarse there are several colors and variations of colors to choose from.  I love the green being a Kawasaki fan, but they have black, red,blue and variations of trim colors as well.

Check out the options>> Danger Den’s Monsoon Premium D5 Reservoir

 

Youtube videos by other users:

Darth Beavis does a little walk through on an early prototype:

thegcpu does a nice little unboxing here:

 

BlueAquaXS does a quick side by side comparison with the Koolance reservoir

 

 

Cheers!
Martin

 

Comments
  1. BoxGods says:

    Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to review the Monsoon D5 Martin. Don’t want to jinx it or anything but it is awesome to see you easing your way out of retirement a little bit. The water cooling community was not quite the same when you hung up your guns.

  2. BoxGods says:

    If you want to see how the red LED’s look TheGCPU posted a cool video:

    And here is a beautiful blue build: