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Hmmm.. Siphon might work. I left enough tube to pull the res far enough out to get to the fill hole but not enough to take it all the way out. Rad is at the top so it should keep emptying into the res. I'm using AIO coolers on my 7950's but plan on getting an extra rad and hopefully a pair of 290x's in the future with full blocks..

Here is how I do it :

(Old case + Rasa Kit)

 

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I had the same kit and the two times I emptied it I used two different methods.

First was to remove the CPU block and cuts the line over a bowl as mentioned above. Second time, I used a RC fuel pump (my other hobby biggrin.gif) which worked really well. I just had to be extra careful to not let any fuel residue enter the loop.

My current rig, I have a T-fitting under the reservoir which has about 4" of tube with a cap that sits in the bottom of the case. Eventually it will connect to a bulkhead on the bottom of the case, but I will have to drill the hold and don't have time to do a full tear down right now. The tube is fine though. With the back panel off, it extends a few inches beyond the case providing plenty of space to drain.

Note if your using the barbs that came with the XPSC kit, I would just cut the line. I found the tube very hard to remove (a good thing normally) and would have put a lot of stress on the MB and block. Just cut it right up against the barb and you'll only lose maybe 1/2 an inch.
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post #13 of 14
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I have the extreme kit that comes with compression fittings, but thanks. This is good info
post #14 of 14
I have a rather heavy WC setup and tilting it at multiple angles for the water to drain out is not an option.

I break the loop in two places and run one tube into a large plastic bottle and tape the other tube to the nozzle of my wet/dry vacuum cleaner set to blow. Removes most of the water in a just few minutes.
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