Welcome to my living review of the latest in the D5 pump bay reservoir craze. This bay reservoir is very much a modder’s dream built with modularity in mind. Factory direct there is already so much to choose from and details that come included. There are a variety of colors, factory LED lighting and control module, wire sleeving, pump housing, pump housing cap, rubber isolation mounts, multiple performance o-rings, and more. I plan to spend some quality time testing this new reservoir and running through some of the features that it includes
A very special thanks to Geno (Box Gods) from Danger Den for taking so much time in developing and providing this extreme quality reservoir:
The box arrived at my door and a very over sized 10x10x12″ shipping box with ample paper packaging and very well protected. Within the shipping box was the Danger Den product box which is shown below:
The reservoir is placed in between two of these bubble cartons which serve dual purpose to house the many accessories as well as provide another layer of protection.
You can see the attention to detail begin here. Some builders may want black screws, some may want chrome plated screws, Danger Den gives you both!!
Also if you are like me and frequently find my tools have walked away in younger hands, have no worries, they included two allen wrenches to modify your monsoon with, very nice!
My particular model came pre-assembled, but I believe per the instructions some may or may not be completely assembled. It sounds like you may have to install the decals such as the motor cover pin striping and some of the smaller parts which are all very well detailed in the user manual. There is a full 11 pages of letter sized user manual with schematics and notes within. This may take a little time in assembly, but the instructions are very well written and you should have no problem with guidance.
A brief topics list includes:
- Box Contents
- General Notes
- Applying the Decals
- Pump Mounting
- LED Power Button Operation
- LED PCB Replacement
- Window and Faceplate Installation
- Plug Installation
- Mounting the reservoir in your case
- General Operating Guidelines
- Leak Testing
Wow, without a doubt this is the most detailed installation manual I have ever seen for a water cooling product. Yet another indication how much thought detail has been put into the design of the product.
Overall I am extremely pleased with the packaging, everything was very well packaged and protected and made a safe journey to my home The instruction manual is also above and beyond..
About the only thing missing are barbs, but considering the variety of preferences, it’s actually more typical that barbs are not included than including them. Just make sure you have a set of barbs or order a set to complete the package.