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The Enthoo Primo was my first watercooled system and I didn't think about adding a drain & fill/bleed port (stupid me). Is there a way to add those afterwards without draining the loop?
I have a 480 rad in the bottom and was thinking if I lay the case on it's back the single front port of the rad should be the highest point in the loop and I could unscrew the plug and add a valve like shiv15 did a couple posts back. Am I wrong here? I am just asking since I tried losening one of the top screws in my 360rad mounted in the top of the case but I had some drops of coolant come out as soon as I did that although this was the highest point in the loop. I hope what I am asking makes sense. Here is my setup:

post #1872 of 18657
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The Enthoo Primo was my first watercooled system and I didn't think about adding a drain & fill/bleed port (stupid me). Is there a way to add those afterwards without draining the loop?
I have a 480 rad in the bottom and was thinking if I lay the case on it's back the single front port of the rad should be the highest point in the loop and I could unscrew the plug and add a valve like shiv15 did a couple posts back. Am I wrong here? I am just asking since I tried losening one of the top screws in my 360rad mounted in the top of the case but I had some drops of coolant come out as soon as I did that although this was the highest point in the loop. I hope what I am asking makes sense. Here is my setup:


You should be able to do that pretty easily. Be prepared for a little coolant to come out. I'd tape some paper towels up all around the area and remove power from the system just in case there's a disaster, but you shouldn't get much coolant coming out. As long as all of your other fittings are tight and the loop is sealed in all other openings, it should create enough of a vacuum to prevent coolant from coming out fast. Have your drain setup ready to quickly screw in and you should be able to do it without much coming out except for a little dripping, I'd think.

Did you never drain the system after building the loop though. You probably want to drain it once or twice after the loop has had a chance to run. Even if the radiators and blocks were already flushed. Just better to be safe and keep things as clean as possible. That's gonna be a waste of coolant but that's why it's a good idea to wait until everything is perfect and the loop has been flushed a couple times before you finally add the concentrate or dye. I've got DI water and Sysprep in mine right now and will be flushing it and then flushing it once again before I add the Mayhems Blue Berry.
post #1873 of 18657
Thanks for the reply. The few drops that did come out after losening the screw is what got me worried. If that's all there is coming out though I am less worried.
I haven't drained the loop yet. All I did was flushing the components multiple times before installing until there was no visible debris left.
post #1874 of 18657
Got my second d5 pump installed and running. Total overkill for cooling only the cpu and gpu but hey, that's why we are all here on this site right? I'll post pictures later.

I notice the tool-less 5.25 bay latches rattle, think I will take them all out. Anyone else had theirs make noise?
post #1875 of 18657
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Got my second d5 pump installed and running. Total overkill for cooling only the cpu and gpu but hey, that's why we are all here on this site right? I'll post pictures later.

I notice the tool-less 5.25 bay latches rattle, think I will take them all out. Anyone else had theirs make noise?

Speaking of a second d5. Do you think I'd need to a second d5 to my loop if I get another 290? It'd consist of the following:

EK Supremacy
EK 290X Block x 2
EK X3 250 Reservoir
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280mm
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420mm
Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 240mm

Also possibly thinking about adding an addition 140mm ST30.

I've got the Swiftech MCP655-PWM-DRIVE 12v Water Pump Module - PWM Enabled & the EK D5 X top.
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post #1876 of 18657
No you are good with the one you have I think. 2 is complete overkill, only reason I got the second is that I had a good pump top and reservoir. Bought the d5 for a good price here in the market.
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No you are good with the one you have I think. 2 is complete overkill, only reason I got the second is that I had a good pump top and reservoir. Bought the d5 for a good price here in the market.

Cool thanks for the thoughts on it. There won't be much way of me knowing if my pump is inadequate because I don't want to spend $40 on a flow-meter, guess I'll just have to monitor temps.
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I've run 3 7950 heat killer blocks, cpu block, and 3 radiators off 1 d5 before without issues. If you're concerned just reduce the elbows/fittings if you can, especially at the pump inlet/outlet.

Since yours is pwm it's different, but I'd run mine at full speed and watch temps. If they are good for me I'll slowly drop the price speed until the temps start to drop.
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I think you'd be just fine ..... with just the one pump and just the 2 rads ....... I grabbed the 35x2 just so I could run at low speeds and have redundancy
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post #1880 of 18657
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I've run 3 7950 heat killer blocks, cpu block, and 3 radiators off 1 d5 before without issues. If you're concerned just reduce the elbows/fittings if you can, especially at the pump inlet/outlet.

Since yours is pwm it's different, but I'd run mine at full speed and watch temps. If they are good for me I'll slowly drop the price speed until the temps start to drop.

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I think you'd be just fine ..... with just the one pump and just the 2 rads ....... I grabbed the 35x2 just so I could run at low speeds and have redundancy

Ok sounds good. I'll just stick with a single pump for now. Thanks guys!
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