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Let's say you need to open your case and do some stuff, like maybe install a new video card, or whatever. How do you do this when all your stuff is hooked up through tubes... tubes filled with liquid? Is there no alternative to completely draining your system, then pulling off the tubing, etc?
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why do you have to drain your system to change the vid card... can't you just pop the block off the GPU and put the new card in and attatch the GPU block again... jsut the way it was? If you had to drain all the time... how would you leak test before putting the system in your pc? i may be way off base here though
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Well not all waterblocks work with all cards, and then you need to mount the waterblock properly and screw it in all while the card is upside down in your mobo in your case. I guess it can be done but it wouldn't be easy... Is this what everyone else does?
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AS far as i know... as long as you don't have to use a new block then the easiest thing would be to fiddle round with it while it's sorta wedged in there... or get someone to help hold the card while you attatch it so the cards not upside down. If you have to switch blocks then yes, i imagine you will have to completely drain and change the block...otherwise you'd end up with coolant everywhere
Edit: Unless of course for some reason your GPU is the highest point in your loop, inwhich case it will not spill if you're very VERY careful!
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You can get little clamps that will seal off a pipe, but they can also damage pipes... usually its best to drain if you want to alter the loop. Fortunatly this isn't something you need to do very often at all.
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Let's say you need to open your case and do some stuff, like maybe install a new video card, or whatever. How do you do this when all your stuff is hooked up through tubes... tubes filled with liquid? Is there no alternative to completely draining your system, then pulling off the tubing, etc?
Thats the reason it's nice to have a drain line plumbed in to your lowest line..I leave my tubes a little over long for that reason to..That way after I drain it, I can just cut the line as close to the barb as I can...Then you only have to slide it back on...
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