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I was wondering if I could get some advise. I just ordered the RASA kit and I added on Primochill tubing instead of the RASA tubing and 2x45 degree compression fittings for cpu block + 4x 7/16 compression fittings for RAD and RES so that those connections are totally secure and maintenance will be easier.

What I would like to know is, how I would go about installing an easy drain system to the loop for maintenance 6 months down the line.
I was told that I should order these two items from the company I purchased my stuff from to create an easy draining system.
Bitspower Sealing Plug for 1/2" ID (13mm) Tubing Matt Black : BP-MBWP-C31
and
Bitspower 1/4" Thread T Piece Fitting Crystal : BP-TB-CL

Here are links,
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-13070.html
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-11358.html

My rad will be mounted at the bottom of my case with push/pull AP-15 fans on it. How do I go about using those two parts to drain the system easily?

My loop order will be Pump/RES -> Radiator -> CPU Block -> Pump/RES.
So do I take the T-Connector and connect it inbetween the Pump/RES -> Radiator connection? Connect the barbs that come with the RASA kit to the T-connector and the have one pipe from the pump/res on right side of the t-connector and the other pipe going to the rad on the left. At the bottom of the T-connector another barb with a little bit of pipe and the Bitspower Sealing Plug at the end of that?

I am completely new to water cooling so excuse me of this all sounds very noob.
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I was wondering if I could get some advise. I just ordered the RASA kit and I added on Primochill tubing instead of the RASA tubing and 2x45 degree compression fittings for cpu block + 4x 7/16 compression fittings for RAD and RES so that those connections are totally secure and maintenance will be easier.

What I would like to know is, how I would go about installing an easy drain system to the loop for maintenance 6 months down the line.
I was told that I should order these two items from the company I purchased my stuff from to create an easy draining system.
Bitspower Sealing Plug for 1/2" ID (13mm) Tubing Matt Black : BP-MBWP-C31
and
Bitspower 1/4" Thread T Piece Fitting Crystal : BP-TB-CL

Here are links,
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-13070.html
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-11358.html

My rad will be mounted at the bottom of my case with push/pull AP-15 fans on it. How do I go about using those two parts to drain the system easily?

My loop order will be Pump/RES -> Radiator -> CPU Block -> Pump/RES.
So do I take the T-Connector and connect it inbetween the Pump/RES -> Radiator connection? Connect the barbs that come with the RASA kit to the T-connector and the have one pipe from the pump/res on right side of the t-connector and the other pipe going to the rad on the left. At the bottom of the T-connector another barb with a little bit of pipe and the Bitspower Sealing Plug at the end of that?

I am completely new to water cooling so excuse me of this all sounds very noob.
Put the T-fitting where ever you want, attach tubing to the "bottom" part of the T then put in the stopper. Having the rad on the bottom will make it a PITA to drain the loop though. (if it's horizontal on the bottom)
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Put the T-fitting where ever you want, attach tubing to the "bottom" part of the T then put in the stopper. Having the rad on the bottom will make it a PITA to drain the loop though. (if it's horizontal on the bottom)
Stopper will be at the end of the tubing? No additional barb necessary ? I figure I could just unscrew the rad and turn it upside down to get it to drain? The reason I want the RAD at the bottom is because my case won't work with push/pull any other way. From what I understand push/pull intake with AP-15's on this rad is the shiz

What if I were to put the T-Connector between the CPU block -> RES/PUMP, then I could just run the pump and it would pump all the water into the drain? Or would this damage the pump?
Edited by Vandal4126 - 8/5/11 at 8:08pm
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Stopper will be at the end of the tubing? No additional barb necessary ? I figure I could just unscrew the rad and turn it upside down to get it to drain? The reason I want the RAD at the bottom is because my case won't work with push/pull any other way. From what I understand push/pull intake with AP-15's on this rad is the shiz

What if I were to put the T-Connector between the CPU block -> RES/PUMP, then I could just run the pump and it would pump all the water into the drain? Or would this damage the pump?
You would damage the pump. Yes stopper at end of tubing, should probably use a clamp with it.
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So where would be the best place to put this drain?
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I typically see it between the last water block and the return to the res. Since your radiator is on the bottom you will have to flip the case to get all the water out.
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I typically see it between the last water block and the return to the res. Since your radiator is on the bottom you will have to flip the case to get all the water out.
Could I not just unscrew the rad and turn it over ? The way I wanted to do it originally seems to be the best way to place it seeing as the first connection from pump/res -> rad is the lowest point. It would make draining all the water from the res easier(I think) and then the rad can be flipped over and it should just drain easily with gravity?

Does the system need to be TOTALLY dry when drained or can some water (few drops here and there) remain? I will be using Distilled + silver killcoil from what I understand it lasts the longest. So if I were to say change the water once a year on a system running 24/7 would I just be risking higher temps or actual damage to the water system?
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T-fitting, or use a drain valve like this:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/83...VLV-XTSPL.html

Honestly though, getting some tubing that you're not using, putting one end inside and at the bottom of your res, sucking on the other end and letting gravity empty your loop into a bucket works just as well....either way, you will have to turn your rad upside down.
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