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My basic question is where/ how do I add a fill port and drain port to my loop?

I have an XSPC dual bay dual pump reservoir which has a full port on the top. I assume I would run tubing into there, but is that the best way? And I would think a drain port would want to be between the reservoir and the pumps, but since mine are combined, what is the best way?

Thanks in advance!
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You want the fill port to be at the top of the loop, and the drain port at the bottom of the loop, simple as that. The most common way of making a fill/drain port is to use a T-Line.
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Yes, in order to fill a drivebay reservoir, you use the fillport that is available. Like you stated, connect a tube to it, or any kind of tubing that you can put into the reservoir, then use a funnel to transfer the coolant into the tubing.

As for a drain port, do as ALMOSTunseen suggested and put it at the lowest part of your build. I also suggest a T-Line between RES > GPU (if that's your route). The Koolance Drain Valve is perfect.
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