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I bought this water cooled computer from a reputable ebayer and I don't see a reservoir inside the computer and there is a tube that has nothing attached to it and I am not sure what it is or does, the system is a danger den water box and I have not been able to get it to turn on yet, the light on the sound card just goes on but nothing else is turning on. Pictures below of the tube I am clueless about.

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post #2 of 19
That is a T-Line. It acts just like a reservoir.
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Is that black tubing?
    
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so how do you add liquid and how do you know when you need to add more?
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
so how do you add liquid and how do you know when you need to add more?
Use a funnel to put water into the t-line and you'll need to look through the top of the t-line (tubing) after filling to know if it's fully filled.

If you use clear tubing, then you can easily tell if it's full or not. (See my profile pic for example)
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Originally Posted by ThePope View Post
Is that black tubing?
Tygon 3400: Prevents light from getting in... less algae growth and looks bad-A..

http://www.tygon.com/Data/Element/No...00000000001504
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post #7 of 19
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so since this is the black tygon tubing, how do I know if it has enough fluid lol
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post #8 of 19
Like NEvolution said just shine a flashlight down in it and make sure its about half-way full all the time...It makes it harder to bleed to your really going to have to rock your box around to make sure you have all the air out...I used to sleeve my tubing in black all the time but I had a clear bay res for it to that made it easier..
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post #9 of 19
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Sorry I must be really stupid but how do I get the light into the tube? Do I need to use a funnel to open up the hole somehow and then shine light through it? Also how often would you say I will need to add coolant?
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
Sorry I must be really stupid but how do I get the light into the tube? Do I need to use a funnel to open up the hole somehow and then shine light through it? Also how often would you say I will need to add coolant?
Remove the cap and look inside.

The funnel is just for pouring.

You may have to top it off once in awhile. Replace all the fluid every 6 -8months.
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