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I have had this build up for about a week running non-stop.

At first there were bubbles that needed to be worked out so the water did drop and I knew that was normal.

I have tilted the pc every way to get the bubble out as best I could. The last bubble to go were the ones on the inside wall of the reservoir. I filled it up.

The water has probably gone down 20mm so far again. Is this normal? I have paper towels placed under everything and have checked the thick foam i have the pump placed on to make sure it wasnt getting soaked up there. There have been no leaks. as far as I can tell.

If it is even the least bit not sealed will it evaporate that quiickly?

Just a little confused.



This is my Log

http://www.overclock.net/t/1334522/build-log-vanilla-royale
post #2 of 13
Put just a drop of dish soap in it and that should dislodge any remaining bubbles stuck in rads and other places. Some builds are tricky to bleed properly. Turn your pump to nax for a while as well.
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Put just a drop of dish soap in it and that should dislodge any remaining bubbles stuck in rads and other places. Some builds are tricky to bleed properly. Turn your pump to nax for a while as well.

Thank you. So there can be quite a bit of air in loops then that take a while to eff off?
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Thank you. So there can be quite a bit of air in loops then that take a while to eff off?

There can be, yes. Because rads have so many twists and turns in them, it can be hard to bleed them on the first try.
    
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Stephen from Swiftech has mentioned rads installed with the ports facing downward are a bit more susceptible to forming air pockets.

Just keep adding water and crank up your pump.
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You could also fill up your res as to remove all the air inside the res. Than turn your pump to max and flip your case upside down. Rince and repeat.. If your HDDs are powered up, it's a good idea to unplug them first.
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You could also fill up your res as to remove all the air inside the res. Than turn your pump to max and flip your case upside down. Rince and repeat.. If your HDDs are powered up, it's a good idea to unplug them first.
Flipping it upside down seems like a good way to have the pump suck air into the loop.

You don't have to juggle your case to bleed it of air.
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Flipping it upside down seems like a good way to have the pump suck air into the loop.

That's why I told him to fill his res until all the air in it is gone, so he would not push that pocket of air back in the loop.
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post #9 of 13
The problem is even if he fills it to the top, when he flips the case over, if trapped air bubbles dislodge and move to the res, that could lower the water level enough so the pump intake also sucks in air. Sort of like when you sip a hot drink you know.

I've never actually done it. You shouldn't have to completely flip your case over to bleed it. If anything just lay it on its side at most. Even then watch the water level carefully to make sure the pump inlet is completely submerged.
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thanks guys I will try all that. + rep
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