Originally Posted by lightsout
Yah I actually got the second card and quickly sold it, didn't OC anywhere near my first one. So I bought a matching card same as the one I already have. And second universal block and more fittings to hook it all up. Lol
So some of it comes today hopefully its all here by saturday so I can set it all up.
So I got a question for you since we have similar setups. I see you have been draining your loop a lot. How do you deal with the bottom 240 rad? I assume you need to take the 240 and hold it up to drain it?
Any pointers on draining? I'm a little nervous that there will be small amounts of water in the gpu block etc. when I go to take it apart.
Nice work turning that right around!
Ok so here is what I've been doing. Not perfect, but I'm new at it and having that bottom rad does make it kinda difficult.
1) Drain using your built in line. Take the cap off the res or it won't do anything.
2) After that tilt the case around a whole bunch to get as much as you can to just come out.
3)After that since I've been replacing all the tubing every time anyway I pull the tube off or unscrew the barb on the front most bottom res port. Also I take the tube off the top of the gpu out port.
-Remember this is all assuming no water is going to come running out of either of these due to suction or gravity. It's really weird the way it all won't just come running out. Not what I expected.
4)Then I put my (emptied) drain bucket under the tube coming out of my top res (the one off the gpu block).
5) Now take the tube connected to the bottom res and blow the water back through the system and into the bucket.
I switch between blowing through both tube to get it pretty empty. Maybe it would be better to blow through the top res first?
Kinda a weird thing, but it had been working for me. I stuff paper towel into the barbs still connected to the blocks, res, and rads. There tends to be water dripping out of them.
Have fun with this and be patient!
Oh and its ok if some water gets on your components just make sure to dry them off completely before powering on.