XSPC Photon 270 Tube Reservoir Review

While we’re certainly no stranger here at Thinkcomputers.org to XSPC’s watercooling products, what were about to take a look at is something we’ve never seen before. Also a first for XSPC is their big entry into the wildly popular tube reservoir market with the Photon 270. Unlike traditional tube reservoirs the Photon 270 has one big twist, a light tube down the center of the reservoir. Follow along as we check it out and see if this should be the next big upgrade for your loop!

Special thanks to XSPC for providing the Photon 270 for review!

– Each reservoir is hand assembled and pressure tested before sale to ensure reliability.
– Tube Material: Glass
– Cap Material: Acetal
– Bracket Material: Aluminium
– Dimensions: 270 x 75 x 75mm
– Capacity: 690ml
– 3x G1/4″ Ports
– 1x 5mm LED Hole
– Individually Pressure Tested
– Supplied with 5mm white LED, G1/4″ plug and screw set.

In typical XSPC fashion the Photon 270 arrived in a plain brown flip top box. The only indication of what is inside is a simple white sticker.

XSPC Photon 270 Tube Reservoir

Opening the top of the box we find the reservoir. It is first wrapped in a bubble wrap sleeve then held in place with four pieces of soft foam.

XSPC Photon 270 Tube Reservoir

The all this extra padding is a good sign when you’re talking about sensitive watercooling equipment. The last thing you want is to put your loop together, start filling, and realize the reservoir is leaking. Thumbs up to XSPC here, you shouldn’t have any problems with the product being damaged in transit.