Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Set up a loop for draining?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Set up a loop for draining?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So, I got a watercooling setup for Christmas, and I am getting ready to put the tubing in. My question is, is there anything I can do at this point that will make it easier for me to drain my loop when this becomes necessary? because I cannot imagine how on earth I would drain something like this without making a huge mess over all of my components. If it matters, my pump is on the bottom of my case in the front, my res is in the back, about 7 inches above the pump (with a line from the top of the res to a fillport on top of the case), obviously my waterblock is on the upper area of my case, and my rad is on the top of my case. I have some extra tubing, t-fittings, and another fillport lying around that I can use if there is anything that I need to build.

Thanks in advance.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 stock DFI UT X48-T2R EVGA GTX680 Classified 4gb 4x2gb OCZ Blade LV 800MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
3x WD640AALS RAID0 Custom water Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750 Custom Tech Bench Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 stock DFI UT X48-T2R EVGA GTX680 Classified 4gb 4x2gb OCZ Blade LV 800MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
3x WD640AALS RAID0 Custom water Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750 Custom Tech Bench Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
Absolutely.

Use the Filport mounted to the bottom of the case in a conventient location. Just insert a T somewhere at the low part of the loop.
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
Shop Dog
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus Blitz Formula SE HD3870X2 G Skill 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Velociraptor 150GB LG DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 AOC 21.5" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Deck Legend Silverstone 750 Modular OverClock Edition Lian Li V1100 Logitech Trackball 
Mouse Pad
Nope 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Absolutely.

Use the Filport mounted to the bottom of the case in a conventient location. Just insert a T somewhere at the low part of the loop.
Indeed, great way to do it. I find using a res for bleeding and a T for draining is a great setup. Although I just plug it, I don't use a fillport.
Waka waka waka
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X4 II 955 BE @ 3.84GHz Biostar TA790GX A3+ Powercolor 5770 1GB (935/1280) Patriot 2gb DDR3 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB SATA Win7 Ultimate 32-bit Acer H233H IBM Model M 
PowerCaseMouse
Coolermaster 550w Mozart TX Razer Deathadder 1800dpi 
  hide details  
Reply
Waka waka waka
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X4 II 955 BE @ 3.84GHz Biostar TA790GX A3+ Powercolor 5770 1GB (935/1280) Patriot 2gb DDR3 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 500GB SATA Win7 Ultimate 32-bit Acer H233H IBM Model M 
PowerCaseMouse
Coolermaster 550w Mozart TX Razer Deathadder 1800dpi 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll get back to building now! rep+ for both of you.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 stock DFI UT X48-T2R EVGA GTX680 Classified 4gb 4x2gb OCZ Blade LV 800MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
3x WD640AALS RAID0 Custom water Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750 Custom Tech Bench Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 stock DFI UT X48-T2R EVGA GTX680 Classified 4gb 4x2gb OCZ Blade LV 800MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
3x WD640AALS RAID0 Custom water Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750 Custom Tech Bench Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Now Get that Q6600 Higher!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 *Lapped* EVGA 750i FTW 2x 8800GT SSC in SLI 4GB OCZ Platnium XTC 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500Gb LG 20x DVD/CD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium x86 Panasonic 50" 1080p Plasma 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 *Lapped* EVGA 750i FTW 2x 8800GT SSC in SLI 4GB OCZ Platnium XTC 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500Gb LG 20x DVD/CD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium x86 Panasonic 50" 1080p Plasma 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVGA Overclocker View Post
Now Get that Q6600 Higher!
HAHA, will do!

Anyway, I have my loop all set up (it's in my case but my components aren't, though I made sure that I will be able to get them in without removing the watercooling system). I've got a gallon of distilled water and my bottle of PT_Nuke, and I'm going to mix them and fill my loop (About 8 drops to a gallon of water right?) Is that all I have to do? I've heard about people putting dish soap and stuff in there, is this necessary? And if so, how do you add it?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 stock DFI UT X48-T2R EVGA GTX680 Classified 4gb 4x2gb OCZ Blade LV 800MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
3x WD640AALS RAID0 Custom water Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750 Custom Tech Bench Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 stock DFI UT X48-T2R EVGA GTX680 Classified 4gb 4x2gb OCZ Blade LV 800MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
3x WD640AALS RAID0 Custom water Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750 Custom Tech Bench Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog View Post
HAHA, will do!

Anyway, I have my loop all set up (it's in my case but my components aren't, though I made sure that I will be able to get them in without removing the watercooling system). I've got a gallon of distilled water and my bottle of PT_Nuke, and I'm going to mix them and fill my loop (About 8 drops to a gallon of water right?) Is that all I have to do? I've heard about people putting dish soap and stuff in there, is this necessary? And if so, how do you add it?
make a sample batch of coolant outside of your loop to check for any precipitates or other strange things that may occur.

My mix
1 part antifreeze (biocide/anti-corrosion)
20 parts distilled water
+
1 drop of dish soap AFTER the loop is finished bleeding

the soap is added to the reservoir and acts as a surfactant aka water wetter, which helps keep those tiny bubbles from forming

and about pt nuke
1g = 3.78L

pt nuke is 1 or 2 drops per liter
XBMC-PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Atom D330 @ 2.1Ghz Asus AT3IONT-I Nvidia 9400 IGP 2x2GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2.5'' 250GB + Samsung 500GB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 Samsung 226BW 
PowerCase
90W Brick Stealth Cardboard Box 
  hide details  
Reply
XBMC-PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Atom D330 @ 2.1Ghz Asus AT3IONT-I Nvidia 9400 IGP 2x2GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2.5'' 250GB + Samsung 500GB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 Samsung 226BW 
PowerCase
90W Brick Stealth Cardboard Box 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
I'm going to mount my port filler on the top of my case.
Then when I want to drain it, I'll loosen the ring a bit, then loosen the barb fitting and just spin the filler port to get the barb off.
New Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 EVGA X58 Classified EATX 2 x BFG GeForce GTX 285 * 1 x EVGA 9800 GT Corsair XMS3 Dominator 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 x 1 TB Sata, 2 x 500 GB Sata, & 2 x 320 GB Sata Win 7 Pro Corsair HX 1000 Watt Modular Corsair Obsidian 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
New Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 EVGA X58 Classified EATX 2 x BFG GeForce GTX 285 * 1 x EVGA 9800 GT Corsair XMS3 Dominator 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 x 1 TB Sata, 2 x 500 GB Sata, & 2 x 320 GB Sata Win 7 Pro Corsair HX 1000 Watt Modular Corsair Obsidian 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
What he said - just have your fill port tube able to detach and use to drain. With careful placement, you may not even have to detach it from the port, just rotate the case 90° forwards..
..a
Galadium
(13 items)
 
Raptor
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R EAH-4350 Silent 6x4GB GSkill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X25M 80GB + 2x7200.11 500GB + WD 1TB Green Samsung OEM Win7 professional 64-bit Dell 3008WFP 
PowerCase
Antec TP-750 Antec 300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Deluxe GTX 260 6x2GB Patriot PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X25M 80GB, Samsung 1TB EcoGreen, others Pioneer DVR-213LS Vista x64 Dell W3008WFP 
PowerCase
Antec TPC-850 Antec 1200 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 333x9 ga-ep45-ud3p FX5500 4 x 2GB DDR2 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Many and varied Samsung OEM SH-S223 Win7 Enterprise 64-bit kvm to Acer X241W 
PowerCase
Antec Basic 500 Antec 300 mod'd 
  hide details  
Reply
Galadium
(13 items)
 
Raptor
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 965 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R EAH-4350 Silent 6x4GB GSkill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X25M 80GB + 2x7200.11 500GB + WD 1TB Green Samsung OEM Win7 professional 64-bit Dell 3008WFP 
PowerCase
Antec TP-750 Antec 300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Deluxe GTX 260 6x2GB Patriot PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X25M 80GB, Samsung 1TB EcoGreen, others Pioneer DVR-213LS Vista x64 Dell W3008WFP 
PowerCase
Antec TPC-850 Antec 1200 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 333x9 ga-ep45-ud3p FX5500 4 x 2GB DDR2 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Many and varied Samsung OEM SH-S223 Win7 Enterprise 64-bit kvm to Acer X241W 
PowerCase
Antec Basic 500 Antec 300 mod'd 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Set up a loop for draining?