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Moving.. need to drain my system and figure out how to make it easier in the future and how to clean parts

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Hey guys, I am moving in a few weeks and need to drain my water cooling setup. I have done so before by putting a spare piece of tubing into my reservoir and sucking and then letting it flow into a bucket haha. I was wondering if there was a better way looking at the pics of my system?
Also, once I take it apart to move how would you guys recommend putting it back together for best performance and to be able to easily drain it in the future?
The dye is mayhems pastel. I forgot the tubing but I know it wasn't a cheap kind. The clear tubing did discolor though. It has been running for probably 8-9 months. What tubing would you recommend?
Lastly, Should I clean all the parts? And what is the best way to do so?
If I keep this reservoir is it big enough if I watercooled my graphics card too?



Edited by jakemfbacon - 5/14/13 at 10:03pm
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not sure why they are rotated... they are right when I open them on my PC. How do I fix that?
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As far as performance goes loop order doesn't make a difference. I always try to minimize tube length, so your current loop looks good.

For draining your loop I prefer to have a splitter such as this with a quick disconnect set attached at the split. When you need to drain your loop you can connect the other disconnect segment with attached tubing for easy draining.

Reservoir size doesn't matter. As long as you properly bleed your loop to prevent too much air from running through your pump you'll be fine. What you do need to worry about is radiator space. What radiator and fans are you currently using? Typically you want 120mm worth of radiator space for every component in your loop plus an extra 120mm, but if money/space is tight you can make do with just 240mm of radiator space.

As for cleaning your blocks, it's probably a good idea. I found plasticizer had built up on my block and with a little scrubbing I dropped my idle and max temperatures quite a bit.
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As far as performance goes loop order doesn't make a difference. I always try to minimize tube length, so your current loop looks good.

For draining your loop I prefer to have a splitter such as this with a quick disconnect set attached at the split. When you need to drain your loop you can connect the other disconnect segment with attached tubing for easy draining.

Reservoir size doesn't matter. As long as you properly bleed your loop to prevent too much air from running through your pump you'll be fine. What you do need to worry about is radiator space. What radiator and fans are you currently using? Typically you want 120mm worth of radiator space for every component in your loop plus an extra 120mm, but if money/space is tight you can make do with just 240mm of radiator space.

As for cleaning your blocks, it's probably a good idea. I found plasticizer had built up on my block and with a little scrubbing I dropped my idle and max temperatures quite a bit.

can you tell me how to go about cleaning my blocks,rad, res?
Also my rad is a xspc ex360 so should be enough for just the cpu?
my fans are 3 yate loons but I am thinking about replacing them with 6 corsair sp120's
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