This is a strange thing about Corsair, but I love it. It is true that the distribution plate of the RGB Hydro X Series XD7 pump / tank does not sound wild, but it is a distribution plate that looks exactly like a triple fan radiator. Neat, right?
If you’re looking for a custom cooling loop, you’ll need a pump and radiator, or a combination of both, to keep this previous cooling fluid from traveling through the components and removing excess heat. These are questions of form and style, but the latest from Corsair are a bit different.
The Hydro X Series XD7 is a 140 ml tank equipped with a Xylem D5 pump. This is the same pump that is inside the Corsair Hydro XD5 pump / tank combination, and is cut to supply coolant through three pairs of ports to support the CPU, GPU and radiator.
It’s Corsair, so there’s a lot of RGB lighting as well. There are 36 addressable RGB LEDs that elude the three fan clippings around the tank and pump, though you’ll need a Corsair iCUE controller to adjust to your liking.
Looking to the back and the fill port is also at the top and the two drain ports are under the pump, so it shouldn’t be too complicated to fill and empty. Well, no more hassle than it always seems to be.
The XD7 is built in copper / brass, so be sure not to mix the metals when building the full loop. This will only end in tragedy.
Now I guess the plan here is to create a fake fan effect, so that, from the outside of the box, it seems consistent with the usual configuration of the triple fan computer, despite being equipped with piles of high-end tubes. That said, you’ll also need some fans even on your custom liquid loop PC, so the XD7 can work best with a case that supports a 360mm rad at the top and top.
I won, but I have to say the rest of the PC Gamer team wasn't so impressed. The XD7 will take you back $ 250 (£ 250), so it’s not the cheapest of the lot either, but the custom cooling kit rarely is. However, it is available in black or white, so at least a little more flexibility for your construction.