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post #7671 of 22182
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Originally Posted by Kimir View Post

Use some quick connect. smile.gif

Yea, I found with my S3 it was easiest to drain the loop using a quick disconnect directly off my pump. I can bleed the system straight off the bump without an issue.
post #7672 of 22182
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Originally Posted by BenjaminBenj View Post

Yea, I found with my S3 it was easiest to drain the loop using a quick disconnect directly off my pump. I can bleed the system straight off the bump without an issue.

You mean directly off the outlet? And how do you go about bleeding your loop straight off the pump? Do you just attach a piece of tubing so that it's the highest point in the loop?
post #7673 of 22182
I'd make it even simpler than using quick disconnects. Use valves, like the Bitspower valves close to your loop, say on one of the radiator ports that's nit in use. Then attach a tube between that and a drain port with a stop fitting. When you need to do maintenance, pull the stop fittings, turn the valve and open a port on top of the reservoir to allow positive pressure to drain. Bazinga!
post #7674 of 22182
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

I'd make it even simpler than using quick disconnects. Use valves, like the Bitspower valves close to your loop, say on one of the radiator ports that's nit in use. Then attach a tube between that and a drain port with a stop fitting. When you need to do maintenance, pull the stop fittings, turn the valve and open a port on top of the reservoir to allow positive pressure to drain. Bazinga!

Hmmm interesting. I sort of get what you're saying I'm just having trouble picturing it.
post #7675 of 22182
Here is an example of how I did it with the Alphacool Monsta (which should have been flipped over so this port was even lower but you get the point):



If you are anal about having the valve point right side up, you might need a male-male rotary or a D-plug.
post #7676 of 22182
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Here is an example of how I did it with the Alphacool Monsta (which should have been flipped over so this port was even lower but you get the point):



If you are anal about having the valve point right side up, you might need a male-male rotary or a D-plug.

Ahhh thanks for the pic. I'm not anal about that but considering how my rads will be mounted in the front (rad ports up top) and top (rad ports towards the back of the case) I'm not sure how it would work because the valve would be too high in the loop and the front rad wouldn't drain. I've always been under the impression that you should always have the rad ports towards the top of a vertically mounted rad to eliminate air pockets at the top.
post #7677 of 22182
^ What geggeg has is a good example. In my example, you simply take a tube off of that valve into a drain port and you plug it. Either way will work fine, as with geggeg's example you can just pull the stop plug, attach a tube and let it run into a sink. Same concept, mine is probably more work but it's up to you and how your build is configured.
post #7678 of 22182
Some rads have one port on the opposite side for such purposes, like the one in the picture above. If your rads don't have that option, then choose the lowest point in the loop (pump perhaps) and have a T-fitting with the valve on one end of the T and the other end going to the rest of your loop as usual.
post #7679 of 22182
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Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye View Post

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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Here is an example of how I did it with the Alphacool Monsta (which should have been flipped over so this port was even lower but you get the point):



If you are anal about having the valve point right side up, you might need a male-male rotary or a D-plug.

Ahhh thanks for the pic. I'm not anal about that but considering how my rads will be mounted in the front (rad ports up top) and top (rad ports towards the back of the case) I'm not sure how it would work because the valve would be too high in the loop and the front rad wouldn't drain. I've always been under the impression that you should always have the rad ports towards the top of a vertically mounted rad to eliminate air pockets at the top.
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Just get rads with ports on both sides. Problem solved. In fact, I don't know why manufacturers don't make rads with at least 8 ports on every radiator. It would make our lives so much easier not having to fumble around with placement. I know the EK XTX rads have 5 ports, two on either side of the same end, and a single port on the edge at the other end.

Did I ever mention I hate laptops? I think I need to build a rig to have at my GF's place so I don't have to use this thing....
post #7680 of 22182
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Some rads have one port on the opposite side for such purposes, like the one in the picture above. If your rads don't have that option, then choose the lowest point in the loop (pump perhaps) and have a T-fitting with the valve on one end of the T and the other end going to the rest of your loop as usual.

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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Just get rads with ports on both sides. Problem solved. In fact, I don't know why manufacturers don't make rads with at least 8 ports on every radiator. It would make our lives so much easier not having to fumble around with placement. I know the EK XTX rads have 5 ports, two on either side of the same end, and a single port on the edge at the other end.

Did I ever mention I hate laptops? I think I need to build a rig to have at my GF's place so I don't have to use this thing....

I see what you're saying geggeg.

I was leaning towards the Alphacool XT45's but they don't have ports on the opposite side. What other rads are comparable (performance wise) that do? I see you mentioned the EK XTX rads Xnine, are there any others? I'll be using AP-15's on my rads btw.

And tell me about it, my GF doesn't even have a computer at her place. I have to work off my phone when I'm there frown.gif.
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