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Swiftech H220X - New Tubes and Fluid

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My swiftech H220X ended up getting a crack in the bleed screw in that area and developed a small leak. I've got them sending me a replacement window vs. doing a full on RMA, which is a nice deal for me, and I'm going to take this opportunity to upgrade my tubes and change the fluid out. This will be the first time I've done something like this, so I was hoping for some best practices. Some questions below:
  • I assume I need to pull it completely out of the case in order to best ensure no spillage on any of the other components? I think that is probably the best bet since I need to drain the current product.
  • I also assume that since the cooler may be out of the case, it's best to fill it outside of the case?
  • What is the best way to fill it and eliminate air bubbles? I've read that you need to start and stop your psu or sort of jump start it, but I've never done that. Is it best to do that or to connect to another sata port from a different PC?

Any other advice will be greatly appreciated as I move towards this venture!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AsRock X370 Gaming K4 Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Corsair Vengeance LPX 
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Corsair Vengeance LPX Hitachi 7200 Seagate 5400 Samsung 830 SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 SSD Samsung 960 EVO M.2 ASUS DVD Burner Swiftech H220-x 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
4x200mm fans 1x140mm fan Windows 10 64 Bit Acer 25" 1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Silent Corsair Enthusiast TX750 Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Logitech G500 
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When dealing with water around electrical components, definitely do whatever you feel is safest. Most people fill their reservoir while it's already mounted in the PC, but with an AIO I guess you could actually fill it before putting it in the case.

As for removing air bubbles, rotate the case around on all axis to let the air bubbles rise. Sometimes people will turn on the pump for a moment before doing it again. It doesn't particularly matter where it receives its power from.
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