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So I haven't done this myself, only because I haven't gotten my stuff in, but I was going to start with the Raystorm EX240 kit, but have been reading reviews that the bay res's are hard to bleed air out of. So it go me to thinking, if you haven't seen them before, Google Concrete Vibrators, but they basically are a giant vibrating stick that you stick in concrete, and it vibrates out the air bubbles... (Disclaimer: no this isn't the plot to a strange adult film). Anyway I'm thinking that same technique can be applied to water cooling loops. Instead of shaking the computer case around and messing with pump speeds, why not just go out, buy one of those personal back massagers like this:


run it along all your tubing, and then wrap a cloth or something around the feet so you dont damage any metal, and run it along the sides of your block, rad, and res. I feel like this would speed up the bleeding process exponentially.

Also if anyone would like to chime in on an alternative to the new d5 var ex240 kit from xspc please do. I'm only going to be cooling a 3570k oc'd high, but the rad is going to have to compete with a kuhler 920 on the back in push pull in a haf922. I would really like to get one of those res pump kits that screws onto the pump and has like 5 ports on it so i dont have to rig up a drain port and fill port, just screw right in and go, but i would like to keep it relitively the same cost at the ex240 ~250
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A little bit of vibration is not going to move air pockets that are usually trapped in spaces that requires the air to be forced down through tubing etc against its own tendancy to rise. Vibration works in concrete because the only thing stopping the air escaping is the concretes own viscosity that the vibration helps overcome.

Cycling the pump and tipping the loop so the air can 'rise' its way out is the only thing that will do the job.
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A little bit of vibration is not going to move air pockets that are usually trapped in spaces that requires the air to be forced down through tubing etc against its own tendancy to rise. Vibration works in concrete because the only thing stopping the air escaping is the concretes own viscosity that the vibration helps overcome.

Cycling the pump and tipping the loop so the air can 'rise' its way out is the only thing that will do the job.

damn i thought i was smart for a second haha
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