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Lets see, how to put this

The rad was basically to big for Push/pull, So I must cut new holes on the top of the case for the screw mounts so that I can shuffle the radiator a little to the side, so that it doesnt touch the Motherboard cooler thingy.

But I also see that I can lose about 10cm tubing if I go Pump/res -> 120mm -> GPU -> 360mm -> CPU -> pump/res

Instead of Pump/res -> 120mm -> GPU -> CPU -> 360mm -> Pump/res

But I need to do that without "washing" any of the hardware.

Take out all unnecesary items, disconnect and take out PSU and pull out the tupes with a bucket under them?

Will I need to wait 2-3 days if I get anything wet?
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When I drain my loop, I put a small container directly below the other side of the tube going out of my pump's outlet. I disconnect it, put my finger directly over it (the container is there to gather the small amount of water that's going to fall out between disconnecting it and putting my finger over the end). Then, I turn only the pump (short the PSU with a paperclip) and let it pump the water out of the loop from that tube, aimed at a bucket.

I'm also considering getting some quick disconnects, I hear they work wonders on emptying a loop.
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When I drain my loop, I put a small container directly below the other side of the tube going out of my pump's outlet. I disconnect it, put my finger directly over it (the container is there to gather the small amount of water that's going to fall out between disconnecting it and putting my finger over the end). Then, I turn only the pump (short the PSU with a paperclip) and let it pump the water out of the loop from that tube, aimed at a bucket.

I'm also considering getting some quick disconnects, I hear they work wonders on emptying a loop.
Rephrase please

post #4 of 12
Haha sorry, let me see if I can make it clear

First, here's my loop order:
res>pump>rad>cpu>gpu>mobo>res

Say I have my pump at the bottom of my case. There's a tube coming out of the outlet of my pump. I take the end of that tube that's not connected to the pump, and disconnect it. Upon disconnecting it, obviously water is going to spill out, so I put a rag/container beneath it to catch the amount of water that spills out before I put my finger in front of it, to stop the flow. Do you get me so far?
Then, I disconnect my entire computer from the PSU, and short the main 24-pin ATX plug with a paperclip (doing this gives the PSU a power-good signal even if nothing is connected to it apart from the pump). The PSU gives power to the pump, which pulls all the water from my loop, which then empties out of the tube I disconnected.

I'll try and draw a diagram.

EDIT: Added a horrible drawing. World Arts was never my good class.

Edited by crazyap7 - 1/16/11 at 2:59pm
post #5 of 12
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But I have the pump in the Reservoar XSPC acrylic dual for laing D5.

If my res dont have any water in the loop, it wont pump it out of the rest of the stuff (radiators etc) and it will just spin half full with air and water
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But I have the pump in the Reservoar XSPC acrylic dual for laing D5.

If my res dont have any water in the loop, it wont pump it out of the rest of the stuff (radiators etc) and it will just spin half full with air and water
This is true, and what my problem is as well. Once the pump starts running dry, I immediately shut it off of course, but that isn't all the water. Gravity keeps water in the res, but the majority of the water will be out, so if I want to completely and fully empty my loop, I can safely unscrew my rad and empty it in the sink.
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But I have the pump in the Reservoar XSPC acrylic dual for laing D5.

If my res dont have any water in the loop, it wont pump it out of the rest of the stuff (radiators etc) and it will just spin half full with air and water
drain with pump as much as you can then disconnect both the input and output into the res/pump and blow into one end and put the other into a container to catch the liquid

that would be my best guess
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Ever siphon gas? You can do it just like that.
    
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drain with pump as much as you can then disconnect both the input and output into the res/pump and blow into one end and put the other into a container to catch the liquid

that would be my best guess
Not a bad Idea

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Ever siphon gas? You can do it just like that.
Siphone what now?


But sleep now, I'll do the cutting tommorrow.

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post #10 of 12
I would syphon the water out the same way I would pull some gas, in fact if your not keen on the technique there are plenty of vendors that sell little kits... Probably want to "build in" some maintenance stuff in the future though, to not have this problem.
 
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