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Hi there,

I have nearly all of my components for my water cooling build and already have a litre of Mayhems X1. The more I look around, the more I get the feeling that a litre might not quite cover it?

I know loops take a deceivingly small amount of fluid but will it be enough for a loop containing -
  • EK XTX360
  • EK Supremacy
  • EK FC680 GTX+
  • EK Spin reservoir

Thanks!
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1 liter should be enough. I have a Black Ice SR1 480, a SR1 120, a 200ml reservoir, cpu and gpu block and it took about 800ml. That is the most I have ever used. I am not sure how much that ek spin holds you may want to double check but I doubt it is more than 300ml.
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Thanks for getting back to me and putting my mind at ease a little more.

I believe the EK spin has a 250ml capacity so I should be good to go. Just have to be careful not to spill any.

Thanks again +rep
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Thanks for getting back to me and putting my mind at ease a little more.

I believe the EK spin has a 250ml capacity so I should be good to go. Just have to be careful not to spill any.

Thanks again +rep

Cool let me know how it goes.

Oh I didn't think of this at first but what you should do is measure out 1 liter of distilled water and fill your loop with it. You should flush your loop anyways so this will be your flush. Run the distilled water for a few days then drain it let it dry and then put your expensive stuff in.

This way you have flushed the system and you verified that 1 liter is enough.
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

Thanks for getting back to me and putting my mind at ease a little more.

I believe the EK spin has a 250ml capacity so I should be good to go. Just have to be careful not to spill any.

Thanks again +rep

Cool let me know how it goes.

Oh I didn't think of this at first but what you should do is measure out 1 liter of distilled water and fill your loop with it. You should flush your loop anyways so this will be your flush. Run the distilled water for a few days then drain it let it dry and then put your expensive stuff in.

This way you have flushed the system and you verified that 1 liter is enough.

I've already flushed my radiator and read many guides that says flushing of other blocks is not really necessary. As this is my first time, I'm going to try keep it as manageable as possible. Thanks for the advice though, I'll keep what you have said in mind.
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I think a liter will be fine for you, with my loop including a 480, 360, 3 gpu's, cpu, and a resevoir I still only use about a litre and a half. But I would suggest buying an extra liter just to have around anyways. You never know when you might get a bad batch of tubing with plasticizer leakage or what have you. It's much nicer to have that extra coolant lying around then having to order it last minute and frustratingly have to wait for it. Just some advice! thumb.gif
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I think a liter will be fine for you, with my loop including a 480, 360, 3 gpu's, cpu, and a resevoir I still only use about a litre and a half. But I would suggest buying an extra liter just to have around anyways. You never know when you might get a bad batch of tubing with plasticizer leakage or what have you. It's much nicer to have that extra coolant lying around then having to order it last minute and frustratingly have to wait for it. Just some advice! thumb.gif

Advice taken, I will order some in the week. I just have to wait for my fittings, which should be here today and my tubing cutters. Which might not make it until Friday frown.gif
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Haha good luck, the wait is always the worst part!
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Good Luck... You'll only need 1 liter when building my loop i ordered 2L though just to be safe in case of spill or leak.. but ended up using about 800ml.
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