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Hey. So I have the loop set up outside the case just to see if anything leaks. I have my Koolance duel res and pumps in series. I have been putting water in the top port and allowing it to drain into the system then when it stopped filling like that I used the PSU trick and turned it on and off till It was cycling water. The res is filled and I hear water running but when moving the rads I hear water swishing around also when I put my ear up to my EK HF block it sounds like its bubbling. Any suggestions? It has about 1/2 a gallon of water and no leaks.

Loop - (Duel res/pumps) --> 360 rad --> CPU --> GPU --> 120 rad --> Res?pump
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It took about 2 weeks of running 24/7 before the the last of the bubbles made their way out of my radiators and water blocks, ending the occasional gurgling sound.
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post #3 of 6
It will sound like that for a while. It sounds like a chip fryer, right?

What you can do is:

1 - Turn the power on. Wait until the pump starts (see that it's spinning), let it run for a second or two then turn it off. This will force the big air bubbles through the loop.
2 - While the pump is turned on (using the PSU jumper trick), tilt your case from side to side. This will also force bubbles out of the loop.

Remember to keep the reservoir filler cap closed when not filling your loop. It's a common misconception to leave it open when bleeding loops however it's best to leave it closed.

Furthermore, the order of the loop does not make a difference to temperatures.
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yea, your going to have air in there for a good while. But once your loops is in your rig, fire it up and tilt your case back and forth. This will get the bulk of it out.
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
yea, your going to have air in there for a good while. But once your loops is in your rig, fire it up and tilt your case back and forth. This will get the bulk of it out.
Also take you finger and thump the tubing to loosen the bubbles too.
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Sounds good guys I'll give that all a try. Right now my loop is outside the case so I will get it installed here in a few days and see how it goes.
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