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My EXOS has a radiator and reservoir at the same level as each other, and the whole thing is on top of my computer case.

To fill, I can uncap it. The air collects at the top, so after a while I can add some more water.

In my custom loop, how would I design it so it can be filled and air can be let out and air doesn't collect in the radiator (the highest point, and not transparent) ?
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post #2 of 16
From what I have seen of that unit it shouldn't be much of an issue. After filling it, just leave the cap off for the first 24-48 hours and top off as needed. The air will eventually work its way out.
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post #3 of 16
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You misunderstand. I know my old EXOS is easy to fill and bleed.

I'm asking how to design my custom loop, which has the rad on top, pump inside the case, and a res at the bottom or in a bay.
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post #4 of 16
Sorry if I am misreading this, but with mine to bleed I put the case on its side with the res out of the bay sitting on the side of the bay so it's the highest point in the system. Then let it run for a few hours with the PSU jumped.

Edit- and I have a drain tube installed at the lowest point.
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post #5 of 16
My pump and res are at the bottom of my loop with both rads at top.
I just tilt my case back and forth a few times and have never had an issue with trapped air.
You will see air bubbles go through the loop for abit, but yesterday for example when I redid the entire loop all air bubbles were gone in a couple ours and my cpu temps and gpu temp are great.

here is a pic of my rig. after a couple hours I can shake it all I want and no air bubbles go through system and water lvl in res does not drop when it is turned off and back on.

http://www.overclock.net/15495121-post14740.html
Edited by DevilDriver - 10/29/11 at 5:22am
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post #6 of 16
my res is below my rad all I do is tip the case back and forth while I'm leak testing time it's tested 90% of the air is out after that I just check the res every couple of days and top it up. For draining with my setup I can just take a tube off the pump
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by JDługosz View Post
In my custom loop, how would I design it so it can be filled and air can be let out and air doesn't collect in the radiator (the highest point, and not transparent) ?
The only way to build it fool proof would be make the res/pump the highest point of the system and then air well still be trapped
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post #8 of 16
With my system, i have my res below my first radiator. This means that if i leave the res filling cap off and the PC/pump is turned off, the weight of the water pushes out the res and causes a catastrophic mess.

This is worth considering before you remove any filling cap that sits anywhere other than the top of the loop.
post #9 of 16
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OK, a "micro-res" will trap the air above the outflow tube.

"This means that if i leave the res filling cap off and the PC/pump is turned off, the weight of the water pushes out the res and causes a catastrophic mess."

My thought exactly. So how do you fill it?

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post #10 of 16
I have a micro res and I don't have an issue with water coming back out as I cycle the system on and off as I fill it, and it is mounted on the pump at lowest point in loop.
Maybe its the way my rads are set up?
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