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How do I refill a Hydro series cooler?

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My question is, How does the factory fill these loops while getting rid of bubbles in the line? I attempted to replace the tubing and radiator on my Corsair H50 while maintaining the closed system but I ran into all kinds of problems in the process with air being trapped and had to abandon it. If I can obtain information on how they successfully do this I can revive the project.

Corsair H50 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181009

Radiator - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9013/ex-rad-154/Black_Ice_GT_Stealth_280_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s930
post #2 of 4
A vacuum pump can remove the air then water can be injected. You'd need the appropriate fittings and shut-off valve.

There is no guarantee that the closed loop coolers are air free however, especially the ones that leak coolant.
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They dont actually. They get the majority of the air out, but there is always at least some bubbles still in it.

My H50 occasionally on startup chews through a few bubbles before running silently, and from what i can tell its still 100% sealed.

As for making it useful again, look for the H50 mod thread. Those guys typically remove the tubes and add a small reservoir to the loop when they do that, which also has the side affect of boosting the cooling performance of the unit by a good bit.
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They dont actually. They get the majority of the air out, but there is always at least some bubbles still in it.
My H50 occasionally on startup chews through a few bubbles before running silently, and from what i can tell its still 100% sealed.
As for making it useful again, look for the H50 mod thread. Those guys typically remove the tubes and add a small reservoir to the loop when they do that, which also has the side affect of boosting the cooling performance of the unit by a good bit.

I actually used their guides for making the system closed without a res but I couldn't get all the air out of the line. After three days I gave up btu I suppose I could purchase a res, however I can't stand the Idea of more tubing everywhere in my computer which is why I opted for the closed system in the first place.

How much would a vacuum pump cost and is it really necessary?
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