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bleeding is the hardest part and thats some nice tubing in there. Leak test just in case I would!
    
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Could you explain bleeding to me a little better? I don't think I can rock the computer around lol... Would it be very hard to just add a res to this setup so that I can just add to the res instead of having to flash a light down this thing and fill with a funnel?

Also I might need to replace the motherboard so how do I release all the fluid so that I can disconnect it and then put back the components and hook it up again?
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The process of bleeding means to work out or bleed out all of the traped air in the system.
air gets traped in cooling blocks and radiators so shack your rad and move the case around to free up those trapped bubles of air( that my friend is bleeding) Ps it might take a few days in the T line setup to work out all the tiny bubbles.

I think you can add a res but it will require more tubing....I know sidewinder computers carries black tubing..

make sure that the res is at the highest point in the loop. Then intsall from the cooling blocks to the res then from the res into the pump, pump to rad, rad to cooling blocks to the res to the pump.......get it

(Easy)
also you can just replace the fill tube with a clear tube from the home depot or lowes or hardware store.

(Or this)
If you don't want light hitting the water (thus the black tubing) sleeve the clear tubing with a black sleeve and cut out a little windoe half way up the fill tube.

(so easy)
Buy a led pen flash light for a couple of bucks and shine it down the fill tube.
    
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post #14 of 19
Why don't you just take the loop out of the case and bleed it that way? Much easier to work.
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Here is a PDF of how I clean and bleed my loop...Its easy to add a res to your loop if you want to.....
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Don't most people have a res?
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Don't most people have a res?
I like a res but a lot of guys would rather have a T-Line...Its just a matter of preference....
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post #18 of 19
You could also just replace that T portion of tubing that goes up with some clear. That's one thing I like about T-lines..it's easy to monitor fluid level..if they are clear that is. I also use zip ties to mark level in both of mine.

    
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post #19 of 19
Why the worry about light? If you use a proprietary non conductive coolant algae aint gonna happen and if you prefer distilled just mix some BioBlocker in there.

If you want a reservoir by all means drain the loop and add one. Although I agree that the tubing depicted is top rate I can't see the point of putting a non visible loop in a 100% visible (all acrylic) case...seems very odd to me aesthetically.

BTW you should not have to drain the loop to change out eh motherboard--no doubt you can leave it all intact and simply disconnect the waterblock from the CPU without parting the lines.
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