Here's some unboxing pics. The pumps were surprisingly large as was the reservoir. I had worried that the reservoir wouldn't hold much liquid, but it does. The downside is though that the pump seems to start thrashing as soon as the water level is 1/2" from the top of the left reservoir which is poor design to me.
Others have said how hard it is to bleed the reservoir. I didn't really see that, possibly because this is the new and improved 1.3 version. I think the biggest problem was simply shaking the air out of the radiators. My initial testing showed performance similar to a corsair H100, primarily I believe because of trapped air. I'm still not sure why air gets trapped when the barbs are at the highest point of the reservoir. Anyway here's the pics:
|The most annoying thing about this delivery was that Koolance required UPS to have a signature|
|One PMP-450S with the 24v controller rear panel in the background. Yes the pump is almost as big as a 5 1/4" bay|
|Reservoir - it's deeper than it is wide, unlike for example the XSPC 750 pump/res combo|
|Front view of the res, the top left fill port was scratched which was dissapointing|
|Res from the side and dual 24v controller from the front|
|Disassembling the pump for mounting in the reservoir|
|One side of the res comes pre-blocked|
|The other side does not, all you have to do is change the o rings and screw the new pump in|
Test results coming soon!