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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

Honestly, you can just bleed your loop (flushing your system and refilling it to rid of air bubbles.) Also, research more about your tubing's properties. Some can even make liquids evaporate at a slower rate.

Just my 2 cents!

I've just been enlightened about a possible scenario:
I'm probably going to end up re-doing my loop because my 800D arrived today, so I'll have to take it apart anyway. The elbow scenario might actually be what's happening. I don't have any dye on me to test, but I do have a few elbows sorta hidden, so that might be where the leak/evaporation is taking place.

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Originally Posted by SSTGohanX View Post

I have not once had to refill my loop in the past year and a half since I last filled it. Granted, I turn my computer off probably once every 9 months....but still, no evaporation lol.
That's why I think this is so strange. Everyone else's loop takes a few months-year to refill redface.gif

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Originally Posted by nicedart View Post

Any chance you have a loose cap on a res or fill port letting the water evaporate?
I don't think so. The only port where this could happen would be on top of my res, but I've had that sealed tight since I began my loop (well, with the exception of refilling).
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I have done a full refill once and I did it 10 months after install.

The distilled water did not smell at all and the tubing was in perfect condition as well. I wanted a color change so I replaced it anyways.

Some of the fittings were a little scummy but idk what it was. The blocks had some gunk but nothing a toothbrush and lemon water couldn't remove.

 

Distilled water + silver kill coil thumb.gif

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I have done a full refill once and I did it 10 months after install.
The distilled water did not smell at all and the tubing was in perfect condition as well. I wanted a color change so I replaced it anyways.
Some of the fittings were a little scummy but idk what it was. The blocks had some gunk but nothing a toothbrush and lemon water couldn't remove.

Distilled water + silver kill coil thumb.gif
Yeah I'm definitely going to clean all my blocks and fittings when I take it apart. Although I'm just running distilled water and a kill coil like you, so clean up shouldn't be too bad.

On a semi-related note, does anyone know if this would fit in an 800D? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3819/tmp-04/Lian_Li_525_Single_Bezel_Guage_Mount_-_Black.html#blank

I know XSPC makes one too, but I don't see why I'd need two temp monitors?
post #14 of 23
Do you live in an area with high humidity? Possibly even the area that the computer is in? If so, I would then assume you don't use your computer "as often as you would like" (meaning then, it's off over 50% of the day.) In any case, the humidity would probably be the reason why your loop is lowering down. Understandably, you came to this conclusion, but if you have high humidity in the room to begin with, then this could EASILY be your issue. Consider an air conditioner, A/C, or even a dehumidify for the room. This is the only reason why I could see it happening.

I suppose someone above did mention possibly an "open" part of your loop: like a fill port without a cap: but even so, I don't think most people would leave something like this "open" lol.
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Do you live in an area with high humidity? Possibly even the area that the computer is in? If so, I would then assume you don't use your computer "as often as you would like" (meaning then, it's off over 50% of the day.) In any case, the humidity would probably be the reason why your loop is lowering down. Understandably, you came to this conclusion, but if you have high humidity in the room to begin with, then this could EASILY be your issue. Consider an air conditioner, A/C, or even a dehumidify for the room. This is the only reason why I could see it happening.

I suppose someone above did mention possibly an "open" part of your loop: like a fill port without a cap: but even so, I don't think most people would leave something like this "open" lol.
Not really. I do live by a lake though. Wouldn't that have an effect though?

And are there any cheaper alternatives for lowering my room's humidity? I don't really have the money for an A/C or dehumidifier. I did find this though haha: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Computer-System-DeHumidifier-Protects-Against-Condensation-When-Watercooling-/160688838130?pt=US_Water_Cooling&hash=item2569cd15f2
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

I have done a full refill once and I did it 10 months after install.
The distilled water did not smell at all and the tubing was in perfect condition as well. I wanted a color change so I replaced it anyways.
Some of the fittings were a little scummy but idk what it was. The blocks had some gunk but nothing a toothbrush and lemon water couldn't remove.

Distilled water + silver kill coil thumb.gif
Yeah I'm definitely going to clean all my blocks and fittings when I take it apart. Although I'm just running distilled water and a kill coil like you, so clean up shouldn't be too bad.

On a semi-related note, does anyone know if this would fit in an 800D? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3819/tmp-04/Lian_Li_525_Single_Bezel_Guage_Mount_-_Black.html#blank

I know XSPC makes one too, but I don't see why I'd need two temp monitors?

For different loops

For water + CPU temperature

For internal cases

People with venturi cooling

People with phase change systems ...

Lots of reasons


I usually top up my loop every 4-5 weeks, it loses about 30-40mL in that time

Check that your loop is actually airtight. Otherwise, yes, water will evaporate more quickly though it's difficult to achieve a 100% hermetic seal
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For different loops

For water + CPU temperature

For internal cases

People with venturi cooling

People with phase change systems ...

Lots of reasons


I usually top up my loop every 4-5 weeks, it loses about 30-40mL in that time

Check that your loop is actually airtight. Otherwise, yes, water will evaporate more quickly though it's difficult to achieve a 100% hermetic seal
Ah ok that makes more sense now. Thanks for clarifying biggrin.gif
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Sorry if this was mentioned, but perhaps you had trapped air and it worked it's way into the res.
post #19 of 23
mines been probly 5 months and still full usualy in the first 2-3 weeks after filling water level will drop after thats done i top it off with the pump on then put the cap on just have to becarful if you take the cap off while its off water will spill out.
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MAybe there are lots of air bubbles?
i think you should refill the loop whenever reservoir is almost empty
if you are strong or if your computer is light, you could give some shake or wiggle to let air bubbles escape if there is one
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