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Hello, I'm going to be building a custom loop for my 5820k and plan to expand to a gpu when I upgrade it but for now just cpu only, I was thinking of going for a 360mm rad for plenty of headroom for both components in the front of my Define R5.

Here's what I have so far.
I need some help and how I should go about with how I should add a drain port whether I should mount the Rad in the front with the in/out lets on the bottom or the top.

post #2 of 3
Doing the loop in stages makes a lot of sense (that's what I did). As to the layout, I would start with google and pick a general layout that looks good to you and just replicate it. The drain line just needs to connect to the low point in the loop, have a valve, and be long enough that you can drain the loop into a bowl or bucket without having to move the computer around a lot.

Some layouts here with the case you are using:
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Intel Core I7 3820 Asus P9X79 Pro LGA 2011 ASUS GTX 690 G.Skill RipJaw Z ddr3 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Samsung 830 Series 2.5 inch 256 GB Sata III MLC... ASUS BW-12B Blu-Ray Optical drive XSPC Raystorm CPU BLock 
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Windows 8 ASUS PB278 Sidewinder X4 Corsair AX1200 
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Caselabs SM8 Logitch G500 8 Noctua NF-F12 PWM Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Quad 120mm R... 
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XSPC Tank Reservoir - Laing D5 / MCP655 w/ Blu... Koolance Fittings  MCP655 Pump Tygon 2475 Ultra 
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post #3 of 3
It also depends where u want do a bleed port as well. If not u will have a fun time getting out the air packets in the loop.

Drain port is always at the most (or most bottom) of the loop. Gravity drain.
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