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I'm planning on getting an ex360 kit some time soon, but how do I drain it without having my parts get wet
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There are lots of ways.

Add a drain port when you build the loop.
Use QDC
Remove the loop.
pull the CPU block off and tilt the case, and undo a fitting.

I personally use a drain port.
 
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There are lots of ways.

Add a drain port when you build the loop.
Use QDC
Remove the loop.
pull the CPU block off and tilt the case, and undo a fitting.

I personally use a drain port.
Drain ports are really nice. I use a t-block with about a foot of extra tube with a stop fitting. Whenever I want to drain I just unplug the end and let it drain into a bottle
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

There are lots of ways.

Add a drain port when you build the loop.
Use QDC
Remove the loop.
pull the CPU block off and tilt the case, and undo a fitting.

I personally use a drain port.
Drain ports are really nice. I use a t-block with about a foot of extra tube with a stop fitting. Whenever I want to drain I just unplug the end and let it drain into a bottle

This. Drain the loop and then deal with the reservoir.
post #5 of 8
If your res is the highest point drain your res by siphoning if possible. Once done you should be able to remove your return line without too much water.
post #6 of 8
You might have to blow through the tubes to get any excess water out. I have do, but I also have two GPUs and two radiators for water to get trapped in.
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The drain port can be installed with a bay res right?
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Yes, and you always want to try to have it at the lowest point possible so gravity does most of the work.
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