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So I have to flush these brand new Alphacool reservoirs, huh? I wanna just start running tubing, but I mounted both of them, and now I don't want to unmount.... rolleyes.gif


Thanks - T
post #323 of 572
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Originally Posted by Thrasher1016 View Post

So I have to flush these brand new Alphacool reservoirs, huh? I wanna just start running tubing, but I mounted both of them, and now I don't want to unmount.... rolleyes.gif


Thanks - T

Luckily the Alphacool radiators (I assume you meant "radiator" when you said "reservoir") are about the cleanest rads you can buy. Still have to unmount them obviously, but just grab a pair of gloves and microwave some water to close to boiling. Fill, plug, shake vigorously, drain, repeat... do that 3X and you'll probably see nothing at all coming out after the 2nd cycle.

Last one I got only had about 4 tiny specks of flux - water came out clear each time. Not the same experience I had with a different brand (which currently escapes me...) - that one the water was greyish green for at least a minute or two of running hot tap water through it. And then even more crap came out when I used the boiling-shake method. frown.gif

I don't think I'll ever use another brand of rad - ever. At least until they change something... smile.gif
post #324 of 572
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Luckily the Alphacool radiators (I assume you meant "radiator" when you said "reservoir") are about the cleanest rads you can buy. Still have to unmount them obviously, but just grab a pair of gloves and microwave some water to close to boiling. Fill, plug, shake vigorously, drain, repeat... do that 3X and you'll probably see nothing at all coming out after the 2nd cycle.

Last one I got only had about 4 tiny specks of flux - water came out clear each time. Not the same experience I had with a different brand (which currently escapes me...) - that one the water was greyish green for at least a minute or two of running hot tap water through it. And then even more crap came out when I used the boiling-shake method. frown.gif

I don't think I'll ever use another brand of rad - ever. At least until they change something... smile.gif

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Yes. Radiators.

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I'll be doing that tonight.
Do it with some distilled, just to be safe?

I like the Alphacools, and I'm impressed with Magicool products as well. Their fins are flawless. If I ever decide to thin up the top (from that XT45), I'll go that route!

I was looking at it last night, and I don't think I'll have a pc. of tubing longer than 6" for any reason.
And I bought 10 feet.

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Thanks - T
post #325 of 572
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I'll be doing that tonight.
Do it with some distilled, just to be safe?

I like the Alphacools, and I'm impressed with Magicool products as well. Their fins are flawless. If I ever decide to thin up the top (from that XT45), I'll go that route!

I was looking at it last night, and I don't think I'll have a pc. of tubing longer than 6" for any reason.
And I bought 10 feet.

rolleyes.gif


Thanks - T

Yeah, I used distilled on my last set - but as long as you flush with distilled right afterward you could use tap for the flush... lots of people have done so without issue... you just don't want to leave any in there while you're building so it at least needs a final flush with distilled.

And you did about right, I've got tons of tubing left over, but it's really nice if you're like me and you have a tendency to do things like say "this build took me weeks and runs really well, I should buy another radiator, a different reservoir, and change my tubing color while I'm at it"... and now my office looks like a bomb went off in a Fry's store. biggrin.gif
post #326 of 572
I'm going to give you the same treatment I gave seross:

Let's get this build movin!

 
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post #327 of 572
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I'm going to give you the same treatment I gave seross:

Let's get this build movin!



Oh, shaddup. boxing3.gif

I can't feel my pointer fingers and thumbs right now.
Why, you ask?

Oh, just Bitspower's commitment to their knurling on barb fittings!!!

ARGH, painful after building and breaking down constantly for most of a whole day... rolleyes.gif


I RAN MY ENTIRE TUBING LOOP TODAY!
Pics soon!


Thanks - T
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Pics or it didn't happen...tongue.gif

I'm trying to figure out how to cool down the digit burn!

I have one more pc. to run and I'll have them up!!!

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