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It 'should' not effect prices and I 'hope' it doesn't. biggrin.gif

bawhahahaha you and me both!!!thumb.gif
post #132 of 18657
OK, since this Enthoo Primo will be my first watercool build (I've had a couple H100is before, but they don't count) I've been spending a lot of time figuring out just how I'm going to set this bad boy up. I have a question that probably would be better asked in a different topic pertaining to watercooling, but since I figure it's a pretty simple question and pertains to my build in this case I thought I might find an answer here, besides I have my first hi-tek blueprint drawn up of my future beast, and I'm awful proud of it (it's going on the fridge tongue.gif).

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Since this port in what will soon be my monsta rad will be the lowest point of my loop, it seems like the ideal place to drain the entire system from. Does anyone sell a drain plug (petcock) that would screw in there with a piece of hose attached to it for drainage purposes? I was thinking of something like a car radiator typically has?

Oh, and yeah, I'll actually be mounting the pump behind the mobo on the incl bracket. I just drew it at the bottom of the res in that pic just to illustrate the direction of flow for my planned loop.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 9/4/13 at 2:28pm
post #133 of 18657
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

OK, since this Enthoo Primo will be my first watercool build (I've had a couple H100is before, but they don't count) I've been spending a lot of time figuring out just how I'm going to set this bad boy up. I have a question that probably would be better asked in a different topic pertaining to watercooling, but since I figure it's a pretty simple question and pertains to my build in this case I thought I might find an answer here, besides I have my first hi-tek blueprint drawn up of my future beast, and I'm awful proud of it (it's going on the fridge tongue.gif).

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Since this port in what will soon be my monsta rad will be the lowest point of my loop, it seems like the ideal place to drain the entire system from. Does anyone sell a drain plug (petcock) that would screw in there with a piece of hose attached to it for drainage purposes? I was thinking of something like a car radiator typically has?

Oh, and yeah, I'll actually be mounting the pump behind the mobo on the incl bracket. I just drew it at the bottom of the res in that pic just to illustrate the direction of flow for my planned loop.

Good question..... i'm new to w/c and i would also like to know since mine will be the same set up. (except with a 480 on the bottom)
post #134 of 18657
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

OK, since this Enthoo Primo will be my first watercool build (I've had a couple H100is before, but they don't count) I've been spending a lot of time figuring out just how I'm going to set this bad boy up. I have a question that probably would be better asked in a different topic pertaining to watercooling, but since I figure it's a pretty simple question and pertains to my build in this case I thought I might find an answer here, besides I have my first hi-tek blueprint drawn up of my future beast, and I'm awful proud of it (it's going on the fridge tongue.gif).

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Since this port in what will soon be my monsta rad will be the lowest point of my loop, it seems like the ideal place to drain the entire system from. Does anyone sell a drain plug (petcock) that would screw in there with a piece of hose attached to it for drainage purposes? I was thinking of something like a car radiator typically has?

Oh, and yeah, I'll actually be mounting the pump behind the mobo on the incl bracket. I just drew it at the bottom of the res in that pic just to illustrate the direction of flow for my planned loop.

That is a good plan I would recommend the following to make it look cleaner.

My changes in green (I cannot insert images or URL from my browsers at work)

Image link---

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3PVHw2c3kc0/UiepMqEYMpI/AAAAAAAAGkA/JoFB2M6XaJQ/s467/350x700px-LL-2944f4ef_primo.jpeg

For the drain port you can get a 3 way fitting like this - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_951&products_id=38338

and get drain port like this - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_393_623&products_id=32810

I would also get a rotary extender to make connecting the 3 way to the rad easy (male to male rotary adapter) - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=&products_id=24862
post #135 of 18657
That's exactly the kind of answer I was hoping to get. Thanks again Jesse. thumb.gif
post #136 of 18657
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That is a good plan I would recommend the following to make it look cleaner.

My changes in green (I cannot insert images or URL from my browsers at work)

Image link---

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3PVHw2c3kc0/UiepMqEYMpI/AAAAAAAAGkA/JoFB2M6XaJQ/s467/350x700px-LL-2944f4ef_primo.jpeg

For the drain port you can get a 3 way fitting like this - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_951&products_id=38338

and get drain port like this - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_393_623&products_id=32810

I would also get a rotary extender to make connecting the 3 way to the rad easy (male to male rotary adapter) - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=&products_id=24862

Get a blind plug for the othe side of the valve for added security so you dont accidentally spill koolant if somthing hits the valve knob thumb.gif
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post #137 of 18657
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Get a blind plug for the othe side of the valve for added security so you dont accidentally spill koolant if somthing hits the valve knob thumb.gif

That's probably a good idea too, but kind of defeats the purpose of having the ease of a valve. As long as the valve is dependable & wouldn't leak (not much purpose for it in the first place if it would), it looks like would stay completely hidden behind that cover in front of the HDDs where I would probably never be messing around with anything near it otherwise. I don't know, having the double assurance against a leak would probably be a good thing in any case. I'm going to be using primochill's rigid colored tubing and just distilled water. No coolants or dyes or anything like that, so I don't expect to be draining the thing very often.

From the looks of it I'll be able to install a fitting with a hose, the valve, and just run enough the hose up the side of the HDD cages out of view of everything that I can pull it out to a level below the bottom of case to drain it if/when needed. Now that I think about it I'm not sure why I would need the 3-way or a rotary extender like Jesse suggested since the hose coming from that port would only be used for draining purposes, it's not going to go to anything else.

- - - -
On another thought. I just realized that if you move the HDD cages to the position closest to the front, there's actually room for a 360 monsta in the bottom without losing any of the HDD capacity. Hmmmm? That'd be ~10% more surface area than a 280, plus as I'm just finding out figuring/pricing everything, there's not nearly as many choices of high static pressure fans in 140mm as there are 120s. Not sure that running a 360 instead of the 280 I've been contemplating would leave me any room to use the drain port on that end though. It looks like it would be a pretty tight fit judging from the picture below.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

I guess there's a possibility there might still be room next to or just on this side of the HDD cages for a 90 deg fitting to run it straight up from the 360's drain port, but I guess I won't be able to tell that until I actually get the case.

That, or maybe I will have to add that rotary and 3 way like Jesse suggested and add it next to the pump(s) behind the mobo tray next to the PSU, as that'll also be a similarly low point in my loop.

Decisions. Decisions. tongue.gif
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 9/5/13 at 6:38am
post #138 of 18657
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- - - -
On another thought. I just realized that if you move the HDD cages to the position closest to the front, there's actually room for a 360 monsta in the bottom without losing any of the HDD capacity. Hmmmm? That'd be ~10% more surface area than a 280, plus as I'm just finding out figuring/pricing everything, there's not nearly as many choices of high static pressure fans in 140mm as there are 120s. Not sure that running a 360 instead of the 280 I've been contemplating would leave me any room to use the drain port on that end though. It looks like it would be a pretty tight fit judging from the picture below.


I guess there's a possibility there might still be room next to or just on this side of the HDD cages for a 90 deg fitting to run it straight up from the 360's drain port, but I guess I won't be able to tell that until I actually get the case.

the monsta has 6 ports on the one side and one of them are 180 degrees against the rest of the rad, i would get an extender Like this cut a hole through the psu2 bracket and then install the valve on the outside, those valves are so sexy youll not even notice them tongue.gif
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post #139 of 18657
A plug with a Valve is a good idea in case you forget to close the valve, and trust me a lof of water coolers have done that at some point. So that is like plan B, last thing you want is water all over the place.

On the rads, you will be better off with some 120mm rads as the fan choices for 140mm are not that great. You could still get a 280, and get 120mm to 140mm fan adapters that way you can get the performance of a 280 with 120mm fans.
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