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Hey all, so I recently built a rig and drilled a fill and drain port on top and on bottom of the chassis. Fill port works cake.

Drain port on the other hand only drains partial loop, although it's on the bottom of the loop, my guess primarily because of radiator positioning, and because it's located after the gpu, before inlet to pump/res.

So my question here is, I'm build a new rig, a full atx, and the case I will be using is a corsair 760t, the top of the case is plastic, so I won't be drilling a fill port, but I will still add a drain port. Where should I locate the drain port assuming the build will be very closely assembled like my 350d? . I'll post a pic of the 350d below

P. S. In the next case it will be large enough I believe to flop the radiator around, so that might solve that issue, but what about the water after the pump? Where else can I put the drain?

Thanks everyone!

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With my loop i have a drain hose setup with a T line its set right after the pumps outlet i let it drain that way and when it stops i prime the pump a few times watching and listening to make sure it does not run dry. Even if i dont turn the pump on moving the case a little to left or right gets most my water out of the system but remmber gpu blocks tend to hold water heres some pics of my loop not great pics and old havet got around to taking new ones with new fans and stuff i did to it befor my back went out and surgery made it worse so knock on wood my pc has been working way it should.


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so my issue is that the pump stops the water from draining from that side, so i'm assuming if i put a drain after the pump, the water from the inlet of the pump will still be able to come out? even with the pump in the way?
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might have to run the pump to get more water out i can open my drain plug and water will flow out even with system off but hard part is the bottom rad and gpus thats why i jump my psu with just the pump connected to get more water out and watch the res and listen so not to run it dry. I am kinda confused by your photos first 2 have rads inside the 3 has one on outside which system are you talking about. In your first photo looks like your problem is you put the drain after the gpus they are bad about not draining same with the 2nd photo drains after the gpus. Maybe putting the drain befor the gpus will help drain the system better im having trouble thinking good tonight so i might have some stuff wrong
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oh, lol, sorry in one of the pictures, i added a external rad just for fun while i wait for my other case, but i think i know what ytou're talking about. everything basically on the left side of the case drains, but not on the right side because of the right radiator, and the outlet of the pump. the pump won't let water drain on that side, so i have to tip the case like upside down then on its back lol
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just mind the first two pictures
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open the fill port on your res and it will allow air to enter because when you drain it the liquid flow in both way down from the top part and create a vacuum that prevent everything to flow out, need to open the loop somewhere at the top too , the best is the fillport if you have one .
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oh, lol, sorry in one of the pictures, i added a external rad just for fun while i wait for my other case, but i think i know what ytou're talking about. everything basically on the left side of the case drains, but not on the right side because of the right radiator, and the outlet of the pump. the pump won't let water drain on that side, so i have to tip the case like upside down then on its back lol

have you tried running your pump while draining not for long just a few secs 5-15 secs usualy helps my loop drain but i have my loop setup so the pump pushes water out and it does not run dry till the loop is near empty minus the gpus they are a pain to get drained.
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That's the problem I have lol, my water is stuck on the wrong side of the pump, the res and inlet all get drained, it's just the outlet that gets stuck with water
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That's the problem I have lol, my water is stuck on the wrong side of the pump, the res and inlet all get drained, it's just the outlet that gets stuck with water

maybe install a drain plug on both sides of the pump or move it to the outlet side.
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