So this build has taken a long time due to life going on lol, but anyways I have some questions about draining and filling this dual loop. I have use mayhem blitz part 1, but I haven't used the part 2 yet and idk if I will right now, because in about two weeks I'll be tearing it down in order to do some extra mods. After that is when I'll be wanting everything finished to run without touching it until next cleaning.
1st loop - res1->pump->ram->cpu->motherboard->420 rad->filter->flow meter->res1
2nd loop - res2->pump->gpu1->sli wb->gpu2->420rad->filter->flow meter->res2
The way I've been filling them is by opening up the drain valve that's attached to the rads and then attaching a 400ml res/pump combo, so I can fill the system up as much as possible, I have it laying on its back while doing this. The water goes all the way through everything and I only have to stop when the water has filled up the res enough to where it is flowing into the pump in the computer, then I cut the fill pump off and turn the main pump on to get the air out.
Once I've done that I top it off by the bottom of the res which would be the top when I'm filling it, it is also the plug I have to open to drain or fill, but I'm wondering if it would be easier to do it from the res period and not the rad.
Should I move the drain valve to the res or keep it the way it is now, the problem I'm having is when I drain it from either side I'm having backflow which is in turn pushing the debris out of the filter and back up the tube and into the rad, it does not do this all the time, just when it's gotten most of the water out and I'm now just trying to get the stuff that's stuck in the system.
Would putting check valve or QDC before and or after the filter or somewhere else, or would it just be easier to change over to the AQ filter.
I was also thinking to just add a soft tube line outside the computer and just have the filter attached there, that way I could just undo it and clean it without having to drain the entire system just for a filter.
I don't plan on leaving the filters in and I may take the flow meter out eventually too because it's now the loudest thing even with the pump maxed out lol.