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I recently set up my water cooling loop, and I'm having difficulty bleeding the air out. I'm using the following components:
- Laing DDC with bitspower upgrade kit, bitspower top, and EK heatsink.
- Alphacool nexos 560mm 80mm rad.
- EK supremacy evo (Insert two and jet plate two).
- Monsoon compression fittings.
When I start the pump, the water levels drops to about 5.5cm below what it was, then stays constant. When I turn the pump off, the water flows back up. My reservoir is the highest component in the loop, and I'm running it with the top off. Attached is a picture of my setup in case I've done anything wrong. Can anyone offer advice?

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post #2 of 13
Try moving the rad (actually the whole thing even your case) around and put your res on the highest point. I'd imagine that big of rad isn't fully filled up and has a lot of air still in it.
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Originally Posted by madmeatballs View Post

Try moving the rad (actually the whole thing even your case) around and put your res on the highest point. I'd imagine that big of rad isn't fully filled up and has a lot of air still in it.

I tried this, and I reduced the gap to about 1-2cm. But now after I run the pump for about a second, it makes a high pitched whirring noise and air bubbles rush out when I stop the pump. What should I do?
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Originally Posted by zazerbayev View Post

I tried this, and I reduced the gap to about 1-2cm. But now after I run the pump for about a second, it makes a high pitched whirring noise and air bubbles rush out when I stop the pump. What should I do?
How much liquid do you have on your res? I am no expert on water cooling though. Just sharing some opinions on what might be going on.
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post #5 of 13
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One of the things I tried which seems to have worked is using a multi top and having an inlet into the top of the res. That's stopped the weird noises from the pump. I have the reservoir just about full right now. Since I'm running in from the top of the res I've got to order an aqua pipe. I'll see if that resolves the issue.
post #6 of 13
I will try to answer your question later but if can give me first an answer on how are you supposed to cram a 480 80mm radiator and a 400mm res to your case.
post #7 of 13
Where is the radiator inlet connected?
post #8 of 13
could you provide a diagram that would help.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovan6 View Post

I will try to answer your question later but if can give me first an answer on how are you supposed to cram a 480 80mm radiator and a 400mm res to your case.
My thoughts exactly, are you going to leave all your watercooling gear external?
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post #10 of 13
Big and thick radiators tend to act like reservoir too. Disconnect pump pwm header from motherboard to run pump at 100% rpm. Tilt the radiator front and back. Radiators with lot of air have gurgling sound.
Edited by lovan6 - 4/18/17 at 4:16pm
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