EKWB Fits Pump and Reservoir into Single Optical Drive Bay

EKWB has announced a new product – the EK-SBAY DDC 3.2. This product is a combination of two: a water pump and a reservoir.

The reservoir can reside in just a single 5.25" optical drive bay, even while holding the pump. The pump included is an EK-DDC 3.2 PWM pump, which is a 12 V water pump that is PWM controllable. This allows you to run the pump at lower speeds for reduced noise and vibration, though there's more. The pump is also mounted to the reservoir using an anti-vibration rubber mounting system, making it possible to achieve some very low noise and vibration levels.

The reservoir is made from POM acetal and comes with a clear acrylic front plate for easy visibility of the water level.

Included in the packaging is the reservoir/pump combo, mounting accessories, as well as a small beaker that can be used for filling up the reservoir.

Pricing is set at $192.73, and the unit is immediately available directly from EKWB.

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  • gadgety
    Nice packaging."The pump is also mounted to the reservoir using an anti-vibration rubber mounting system, making it possible to achieve some very low noise and vibration levels." Noise is still a concern. Would be good with some real numbers.
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  • firefoxx04
    now we are talking. EVERY case I find has either 2 or 3 drive bay slots. Right now with my Dual Bay XSPC res I need at least 3 slots. DVD drive, Res, Fan controller (If I buy a fan controller)

    The real wide corsair case (forget its name) only has 2 5.25 bays and thats the reason I dont buy it. If I got this res I could make due with just 2 bays. Sucks its $200. I guess thats the cost of good parts. $200 plus a new case = at least $300 that I dont have :(
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  • BranFlake5
    At $200, why wouldn't you get a regular pump and reservoir? It would be quieter and better bang for the buck. Even this doesn't make sense for M-Itx form factor. Most M-itx cases don't have room for an ODD, and if they do, they also have room for a pump and reservoir anyway.
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