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post #11 of 18
Bleeding is the term that refers to getting the air out of the loop tongue.gif

Basically, getting it all to your res, so it can't be shuttled into your loop. Think of it as a pot hole in the loop. (I'm horrible with analogies, sorry tongue.gif)

[EDIT] The people who assemble the loop outside of their system simply are leak testing. The same as the people who do it inside the system with paper-towel. It's just weather you're confidant in the components, and the assembly of them (Or simply don't want to take that 1 in a million chance of something happening).
post #12 of 18
Use the towels...as long as no other components are plugged in a leak will not cause damage.

No point in doing it outside then having to take it all apart and reinstall in the case...may create a leak that wasn't there in the first place.
post #13 of 18
Well you wouldn't take the loop apart to put it back in...
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post #14 of 18
i would maybe put the rad fittings at the front of the case for less tubing hanging around. otherwise looks like a good plan
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post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Alright thanks to everyone for all the help... based on the feedback I've gotten and my personal design preferences, I've made a new mockup. This time with blue tubing



So I think I'm going with the towel method, and the EK supreme cpu block with no nickel. It will get covered by the tubing and fittings anyway.

EDIT: If this isn't self-explanatory, I'm planning on using 45 degree fittings where the red boxes are.

2nd EDIT: I would put the radiator fittings at the front of the case, but based on the time it will take to sleeve my 24 pin connector, I wanna see it.
Edited by ZombieAttack27 - 5/30/11 at 7:10pm
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post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by nametagg View Post
Well you wouldn't take the loop apart to put it back in...
Even then, there's the possibilty of damage during install.
post #17 of 18
Hi all,

apologies as I know I'm a few months late. I was just just browsing the forum and came across this thread. I have to tell you Zombie, the EK Pump/Res combo for the Laing D5 will not fit in the space you have intended. I know this as I have the Arc case and was looking at the same option. I'm not 100% sure about the DDC/Res combo, but I think it is the same deal ie. will not fit.

I got around this by going for the XSPC D5 Res combo seen here: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27997

It's not as pretty as the EK, but it fits in that spot and has better fitting positions to make your loop easier to run.

Hope you haven't bought parts yet.
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post #18 of 18
...and for the record, if you're prepared to lose the top drive bay (or use it for a fan controller like I did), you can fit a 320 rad in the top.
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