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Need help in Orange California replacing graphics cards in liquid cooled loop

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone,

I live in Orange, California, 92868 and am looking to hire someone with experience to help me do the following: I'm trying to replace my existing titan black graphics cards with 2 new 1080 graphics cards. I've bought the water blocks. I just need someone to assemble the water blocks onto the new graphics cards and put them into the liquid cooled loop inside my computer. I'm guessing this needs to be drained first?

Please contact me here if you are interested in helping me complete this task. I'm happy to compensate you for your services as long as you have experience doing something like this before. I've contacted every local computer expert and still haven't found anyone with experience doing something like this so far.

Thanks,

ckbud

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post #2 of 6
If I lived there I would help but I do not. You can do this. it is not as hard as you think it is but I understand being nervous about it. I am sure someone will chime in to help you but if you want to try I am sure everyone here will be happy to hold your hand through the entire process.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your reply. I think I could do it if someone could help answer a couple questions.

My biggest concern is how to take out the current graphics cards without making a big mess and leaking all the fluid inside the loop everywhere. I have to drain it completely first? What's the best way to do that?

I'm pretty sure I could install the waterblocks onto the new graphics cards. I've watched a couple videos on it.

Then, what's the best way to refill the loop with liquid when I'm done?

Any other help or videos for me to look at would be greatly appreciated!
post #4 of 6
You might want to check out this thread on OCN: http://www.overclock.net/t/913181/water-cooling-guide-for-noobs-always-updated/0_20

There is a significant amount of information there, and it definitely wouldn't hurt to acquaint yourself with liquid cooling. thumb.gif
post #5 of 6
Go to my "The Hawaiian Heat Wave" build log in sig for a guide on this. Look in first post at index to help you step by step.
 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
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post #6 of 6
Well from the picture we can see you have quick disconnects (QDC), you wont need to drain the entire loop as it is isolated from the GPUs.

I would start by putting a towel on the top GPU for the few drops of fluid that escape from the QDC then remove the top QDC. Put a towel on top of the PSU and remove the bottom QDC. Now if you are careful you could remove the 2 GPUs together and drain them outside the case. Alternatively if you can fit a funnel under that bottom right fitting you can remove that then remove the top right fitting and the GPU blocks will drain.

After installing the new cards use the same configuration including the QDCs and you will need to top off the resevoir with extra fluid.

EDIT: I live very close to you and am willing to help but full disclaimer i've learned extensively on the forums however my first water cooled build is still in progress (almost complete) so I can't claim to be an expert.
Edited by r9miner - 8/30/16 at 5:40pm
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