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Nearing completion of my custom water cooling setup, first does it matter the order of the loop? am planning on having pump>radiator>CPU block>pump I'm also going to have a T line in there as well. Does that make a difference anywhere? That leads me into my next question, I know when bleading the T line has to be highest to get all the bubbles out, but once all or most of the air is out does it still need to be highest? I would like to set my radiator on top of my case, but I also have a fillport.

Anyway here are some pictures
Modified 77 Bonneville Heatercore with plexiglass shroud (which will be painted soon)


Flow modified MCP350 (which is also going to get painted today)


and mad props to my father who's helping me with all this
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post #2 of 9
Your loop order is the correct way to go about it. Put your T-Line right before your pump intake.

Are you talking about a res or a T-line? because the way a T line is setup it will pull liquid through because it will always be higher than your intake. If it is a res you are speaking of it needs to be higher. It's really easy and you'll get the hang of it. Make sure you shake everything and tap on your tubing to get all the bubbles out.

Make sure you don't paint the rad fins or the part of the barb that will have the tubing on it.
    
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Its a T line, so having the physical fill port lower than the radiator, but higher than the intake is alright?
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No, you can move it (T line) once it is all bled out but it must be the highest point while filling and bleeding.
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Correct, heh I can have the radiator down for a while but for permanent placement it needs to be higher. Thanks for the answers, now any coolant advice? I would prefer not to spend all that money on PC ice, is there any benefits to it above distilled water with additive? Other than non-conductive.
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i asked the same question a couple of days ago 1 member told me water wetter. i tryed it it works pretty good. i got that at advanced auto parts.
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I read that Water Wetter has a funky odor, True? I run straight distilled water and change it every so often.
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Originally Posted by fstfrddy View Post
No, you can move it (T line) once it is all bled out but it must be the highest point while filling and bleeding.
I wasn't thinking I guess
    
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