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Well I do have an SR-1 but didn't notice anything in it after a Mayhems Blitz run on all the rads.
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Just flushing - either with hot tap water or with pond pump unfortunately just isn't enough.
The vigorous shaking with hot water step is still required.
Having flushed out around 10 x 360 rads recently I can say that I was hoping that hot water flush would suffice, but with every rad (except 1) at least 3 fill & shake with hot water was still required before coming out clean.
Almost makes me think that the flushing first was a pointless exercise.

For what it's worth, the XSPC RX360 V3 was by far the cleanest - virtually zero particles after flushing and the first shake up.
Others brands I compared to were Alphacool, EK & HardwareLabs.
Edited by fast_fate - 10/22/14 at 7:41pm
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Just flushing - either with hot tap water or with pond pump unfortunately just isn't enough.
The vigorous shaking with hot water step is still required.
Having flushed out around 10 x 360 rads recently I can say that I was hoping that hot water flush would suffice, but with every rad (except 1) at least 3 fill & shake with hot water was still required before coming out clean.
Almost makes me think that the flushing first was a pointless exercise.

For what it's worth, the XSPV RX360 V3 was by far the cleanest - virtually zero particles after flushing and the first shake up.
Others brands I compared to were Alphacool, EK & HardwareLabs.

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i hook mine up to my hot water heater, and blow them out for a few min, then reverse flow

never had junk in mine after
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Ok so a little update on my build, (still waiting on a bunch of parts though), so far this is how I am planning my tubing runs, although I'll have to wait and see when the rads are installed if this is still possible. 1 question I have though is do you guys think my one VPP655 pump with be powerful enough for this setup given that it looks like im gonna be running a few right angle fittings, oh and I'm considering getting the new EK block for the motherboard too now! thx

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Ok so a little update on my build, (still waiting on a bunch of parts though), so far this is how I am planning my tubing runs, although I'll have to wait and see when the rads are installed if this is still possible. 1 question I have though is do you guys think my one VPP655 pump with be powerful enough for this setup given that it looks like im gonna be running a few right angle fittings, oh and I'm considering getting the new EK block for the motherboard too now! thx

Martin

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I have the same exact pump (3 years old and have seen 3 builds so far) and it's currently running 4x360mm rads, 3x GPU blocks, 1 CPU block and 1 RAM block with a bucketload of 90 degrees angles without any issues so i'm pretty confident that it will be good for your setup too thumb.gif
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post #9577 of 22322
OK I'll try to get the flushing done this weekend, just ordered myself a small aquarium pump and some filter sponges so I can properly flush all three rads before installing them!
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Last week, I just got my shipment in from FrozenCPU so I got to work on re-doing my PC. I was disappointed when I saw the tubing from Alphacool, it looked frosted and wanted clear. I notice it was in their box that was not sealed and the tubing ends were open; I sorry I didn't get new tubing from Koolance, they have clean tubing and its plugged to keep dirt out.

I poured hot water into the tubing and flushed it out with cool water and now it looks clear; are they this careless about their radiators too?

post #9579 of 22322
I'm going to do a heavy duty flush of my rads before I actually get my loop up and running. Figure I can get a connection that screws onto my tap faucet in the laundry room, I can pump super hot water through it and flush any and all flux out of it w/ the waterpressure from the tap. Then I can run a gallon or so of distilled through it to flush any possible contaminants left over from tap....



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Last week, I just got my shipment in from FrozenCPU so I got to work on re-doing my PC. I was disappointed when I saw the tubing from Alphacool, it looked frosted and wanted clear. I notice it was in their box that was not sealed and the tubing ends were open; I sorry I didn't get new tubing from Koolance, they have clean tubing and its plugged to keep dirt out.
I poured hot water into the tubing and flushed it out with cool water and now it looks clear; are they this careless about their radiators too?

There are some people who wouldn't touch anything from alphacool. But I have 5 rads from them and only once there was a quality slip-up (rust on outer casing). After a rma of 3 days they send me a new one in mint condition.
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