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Originally Posted by lowfiwhiteguy View Post

Sure. I still think his method sucks. Or blows, rather. And you know what works better than using your mouth? Using the pump to drain the loop. Leave it on for a few moments and you go from full to 100% empty. Done. None of this huffing and bubbling and getting saliva and possible bacteria into your water, or if you use additives, ingesting those.


I'm not even going to bother posting pictures, since nobody else in the world requires any help with these things, evidently. How silly of me to try contributing. I should do what most others do and just go into threads and say "no this doesn't work" and leave it at that. Much simpler.


EDIT: Unsubbed, every time I read down through some of the comments in this thread I get a headache. Mods please delete, if you see this.

Sorry the thread degenerated like this, I can understand the feeling and agree. It's not just something here but a more general feeling that people insult before contributing or correcting, like there is something to prove but that feeling should never exist. Then again, hard to tell people back off and be the bigger person instead of just say oh well he/she shouldn't be so easily offended.

Edit: cmon back and do a compilation of methods. That would be a larger and better contribution with potentially more people involved no?
Edited by DirkDaring - 9/4/13 at 12:03pm
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Sorry the thread degenerated like this, I can understand the feeling and agree. It's not just something here but a more general feeling that people insult before contributing or correcting, like there is something to prove but that feeling should never exist. Then again, hard to tell people back off and be the bigger person instead of just say oh well he/she shouldn't be so easily offended.

Edit: cmon back and do a compilation of methods. That would be a larger and better contribution with potentially more people involved no?

Good idea! Yeah once I get some time I may actually start another thread with all the methods in here diagrammed for people to choose from. They'll all get the water out one way or another, so it's up to the pc modder to decide which fits his/her build best. thumb.gif
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My "Work" rig has a simple drain solution: Take off plug, turn upside down over bath, shake.
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I wouldn't ever design a loop that didn't have a way to get air in near the top and water out of a low point. A couple of three way connectors can add that to any loop if it doesn't have one or both already. Gravity should be all that is needed. Taps are convenient, but without a way for air to get in very little water will come out of a single opening like a stop plug anyway.

QDC's are fine if you don't mind how they look and take the restriction into account when choosing pumps. Not so much for hard lining though. They are also something nearly universally tried for a while and given up on.
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I wouldn't ever design a loop that didn't have a way to get air in near the top and water out of a low point. A couple of three way connectors can add that to any loop if it doesn't have one or both already. Gravity should be all that is needed. Taps are convenient, but without a way for air to get in very little water will come out of a single opening like a stop plug anyway.

QDC's are fine if you don't mind how they look and take the restriction into account when choosing pumps. Not so much for hard lining though. They are also something nearly universally tried for a while and given up on.

I have QDC's mounted directly to my CPU block and GPU blocks. The QD3 series with threaded ends. It's a great thing to have for removeable mobo tray cases, you just unplug and pull out your computer to work on it. It's not changing unless they decide to fail on me someday, but so far these new QD3 series are a huge improvement over the model which came before them.

I think there's far too much fuss over the idea of QDC's or any other type of fitting restricting a loop. Mine's flowing just fine, fills, bleeds and and drains quickly too. I run two D5's in series but I'm sure it would be fine with just one. That's 5x QDC's and 5x 90 degree hairpin turns, 3 blocks, two rads and about 8 feet of tubing. I've never seen anyone complain that their D5 couldn't push their water hard enough to the point that they had to go for a higher pressure DDC. It seems the biggest deciding factor on pump choice (you have two choices, basically) is size, noise and bling factor. I've seen some pretty sleek looking DDC tops.thumb.gif
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 9/6/13 at 3:09am
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