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Hey guys I need some help. I've got all the parts for my loop but there's just one last thing I'm not really sure of. How should I fill and drain this sucker?


I'm using an XSPC dual bay res for a D5 pump. I thought to maybe use a T line but I wouldn't know where to put it.


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post #2 of 18
Can you push the res through the bay towards cpu WITHOUT smacking the 580 and then get it out of the system, then put it under a bucket. You gererally need to remove some hoses to drain as you will get airlocks and you need to release them to get the water to release. Rotating case can help also.

If you want a T line it would go on the cpu to res. You are pumping to the rad first yes?

With the T line you can tip upside down to get some/most water out.


Thats a RV02.. that is a aircooling case. Im not sure if the rad will fit in the bottom it will hit the 580 with push pull.

Do you have the case already? I wouldn't use if for Water-cooling. its just not made for it.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/7/11 at 8:05am
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Can you push the res through the bay towards cpu and then get it out of the system, then put it under a bucket. You gererally need to remove some hoses to drain as you will get airlocks and you need to release them to get the water to release. Rotating case can help also.

If you want a T line it would go on the cpu to res. You are pumping to the rad first yes?

With the T line you can tip upside down to get some/most water out.


Thats a RV02.. that is a aircooling case. Im not sure if the rad will fit in the bottom it will hit the 580 with push pull.
I guess pushing the res out through the case could work, didn't think of that. Though I haven't set anything up yet so I don't know for sure. I was thinkng about putting a tline on the hose from cpu to res, but I'm not sure on where to run the drain line.
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I guess pushing the res out through the case could work, didn't think of that. Though I haven't set anything up yet so I don't know for sure. I was thinkng about putting a tline on the hose from cpu to res, but I'm not sure on where to run the drain line.
If you flip the case the T will be a drain
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Do you understand the concern about the case?

Have you used/ordered the case?
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/7/11 at 7:31am
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If you flip the case the T will be a drain
No i mean I wouldn't know where to run the hose from the t line

yes I have this case and yes dude I know it's not the best for watercooling but its more than adequate and I still like the design.
Edited by EM2J - 8/7/11 at 7:36am
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No i mean I wouldn't know where to run the hose from the t line

yes I have this case and yes dude I know it's not the best for watercooling but its more than adequate and I still like the design.
the fill line would go to the top of the case, but the res has a fill port, but the T will help bleed. d5 res/pump combos are a ***** to get the air out.. so the air will go up the T line on the return which will help.
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the fill line would go to the top of the case
I was thinking of maybe doing something like this, but with the extra restriction + tubing clutter I think I may just go with your res idea. Just worried about draining & bleeding..


Edited by EM2J - 8/7/11 at 7:48am
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Fit T line closer? and buy a fill port for case top..
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ya i could move the t closer, but I don't want to cut a hole in the top of my case so I was thinking of seting it aside inside the case and then pull it out through the exhaust fan hole or a pci slot hole when filling/draining.

And no I can't put a pull fan on the rad by the gpu because it's a pretty snug fit but I'm aware of this. Any rad over 30mm and I wouldn't be able to fit a 580, which is why I got a gts 360
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