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Let's say I was to get a XSPC RX360 kit. How would I go about draining the system?

Should I get Koolance Quick Disconnects at the lowest point of the system?
Should I have a T-Line with a stop plug at the lowest point of the system?
Should I get a specific drain port at the lowest point of the system?
Or should I pull off a tube and have water spilling from both sides
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I use quick clamps and and a towel.



I then take another length of hose and hook it to the waterblock and point both hoses into a bucket. Give it a lil tilt...
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I use quick clamps and and a towel.



I then take another length of hose and hook it to the waterblock and point both hoses into a bucket. Give it a lil tilt...
Ur cooling 2 6950's on 1 120 rad :O

What r ur temps!
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Ur cooling 2 6950's on 1 120 rad :O

What r ur temps!
.....
look at his sig

he probably has a rad mounted on top or outside

judging by sig specs, he has a 360 rad somewhere else not in the pic

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I use QDC's on the lowest part of my loop on the end of a T-Line and I use quick clamps to clamp onto the side that water would normally flow and I turn on my pump and the water comes out
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Ur cooling 2 6950's on 1 120 rad :O

What r ur temps!
Those are 4890s in the pic and that's a 360 up top. That was a while back though. It's a 480 up top now.
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I use quick clamps and and a towel.



I then take another length of hose and hook it to the waterblock and point both hoses into a bucket. Give it a lil tilt...

Uhh, anyone else have ideas?
Not really into clamping tubes to drain water out every 6 months.

What are the views on Koolance Quick Disconnects? They cost like $15.. when I want to drain, can't I take off one side of the quick disconnect off?
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Uhh, anyone else have ideas?
Not really into clamping tubes to drain water out every 6 months.

What are the views on Koolance Quick Disconnects? They cost like $15.. when I want to drain, can't I take off one side of the quick disconnect off?
QDC's are pure win according to http://skinneelabs.com/quick-disconnect-roundup/

Based on that I am planning my new loop using them to compartmentalize things and also to create one or two easy to drain ports. since I can disconnect the loop at a QDC, and then with a separate tube and corresponding QDC reconnect in order to drain out of the loop!
    
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post #8 of 11
I used to take the cpu block off and drain from there. Since it had the most slack, i'd pull it away from the case and then take the hose out of one side. I'd continue with the other side and then keep draining stuff.
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post #9 of 11
I will be drilling a hole in the bottom of my case and using Bitspower things to drain. It will be right by my pump.
T - http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bishsirotfib.html - Mine is black.
Thing that lets water through case - http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big1mablcawa.html
Plug - http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimablg1lost.html
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post #10 of 11
For my draining, I just siphon water out of my XSPC res/top and it gets a good amount of water out of the system as I break suction, but I do have to keep breaking suction over and over again.

I recommend for people to buy two sets of quick disconnects, one set you use in the lowest point in the loop, and the second set you install on two external pieces of tubing, so that you can release the no-drip QDs and have them dump the water inside of them, and also if you ever want to clean the loop you can leave them draped down in a bucket and prime one side by mouth to suck up the water (or water/vinegar/etc mix) from the bucket and through the system, then just dump the bucket, fill with distilled, run the loop again, repeat until system is clean and flushed with distilled.
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