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Planning my 1st water cooling build, I was having a look in the pics thread and noticed a few people putting drain lines leading to the outside of the case, I never thought about adding a drain valve and was wondering if its worth it for my build as I have a valve underneath the graphics card, I was thinking of adding one before the 1st pump also to help with draining or should i add a tline perhaps inbetween the 2 pumps?

Any recommendations?

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post #2 of 5
You want the drain to be at the lowest point in your loop. For you this would be between the two pumps.
Its definitely worth it for your loop so that you don't spill water inside the case when you remove a tube.
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post #3 of 5
Yeah I'd put the T junction between the two pumps.
Have a good length of hose looped around the back with a drain port at the end.
That way when you want to drain you can pop the side panel off and fill your bucket.
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K thanks, so the pumps wont block the flow when draining?
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Nope, they are designed to have water flow through them wink.gif
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