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post #1 of 4
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hi guys im needing to drain my rig for a clean and adding some extra bits, i didnt put a drain line in when i put it together and now kicking myself due to that.

Can someone see a way of me draining my system or give some advice on doing it without making a mess???

post #2 of 4
Remove the cpu block...remove the mobo, PSU, etc. from the case. At that point you can put the case in a basin and drain the w/c components. I know it is a pain, but that is why fill, drain ports, and QDCs are popular nowadays...thumb.gif
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If you don't plan on cleaning out the blocks & re-mounting, you can always shift (if tubing length will allow) the pump outside the case, put a bucket under it, and detach a hose. You might get a quick splash, but it should empty pretty smoothly. I had no trouble using this method before I added a drain line. Mind you, I was using distilled water.
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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

Remove the cpu block...remove the mobo, PSU, etc. from the case. At that point you can put the case in a basin and drain the w/c components. I know it is a pain, but that is why fill, drain ports, and QDCs are popular nowadays...thumb.gif

This, but just the CPU block. Once it's removed you have control over the flow of the loop while draining. Once drained you can just remove the other loop parts with just a piece of paper towel for support of drips. Do however remove the power source.
     
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