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So despite the blizzard he had here in Portland OR last night, FedEx delived my order at 10am this morning...awesome!

So this is my first time WCing...I've done my research but just wanted to check in with the community before I start.

He is the order in which I will set this bad boy up:

1) Flush the rads with distilled water
2) Remove PSU from case and set up the jumper
3) Install rads and res/pump and mount GPU block and CPU block
4) Measure and cut tubing
5) Install tubing
6) Fill res with distilled water and pump water into system using PSU jumper
7) Once system is filled and bubbles are clear, run system for four hours to test for leaks
8) Reinstall PSU and enjoy the badassness of H20


Please let me know if I am missing anything or if you have any suggestions.
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post #2 of 12
BliZZARD????? WOW

I live just outside of Portland, people in Portland are little girls when it comes to snow
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flushing with distilled water isnt going to do anything lol, you need hot/boiling water and/or vinegar

ive always just flushed it in the sink using hot tap water... just cover the holes and shake it hard, and repeat a few times
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flushing with distilled water isnt going to do anything lol, you need hot/boiling water and/or vinegar

ive always just flushed it in the sink using hot tap water... just cover the holes and shake it hard, and repeat a few times
You do this with brand new hardware?
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BliZZARD????? WOW

I live just outside of Portland, people in Portland are little girls when it comes to snow
Yeah tell me about it, I grew up in Alaska and I get so tired of hearing people ***** about the weather here.

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flushing with distilled water isnt going to do anything lol, you need hot/boiling water and/or vinegar

ive always just flushed it in the sink using hot tap water... just cover the holes and shake it hard, and repeat a few times
The vids online said warm-hot distilled water, maybe add a little vinegar too?


What about the rest, am I missign any steps?
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Yeah tell me about it, I grew up in Alaska and I get so tired of hearing people ***** about the weather here.

YA. Well at least FedEX did there job and got you your parts.

steps look good to me, just take ur time and have fun with the build, good luck.
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flushing with distilled water isnt going to do anything lol, you need hot/boiling water and/or vinegar

ive always just flushed it in the sink using hot tap water... just cover the holes and shake it hard, and repeat a few times
What i do is use hot tap water right from the sink as hot as it can get and fill the rad and shake it then pour the water into a clear glass so you can see whats floating. Do this until you dont see anything floating anymore then if you feel the need flush it with some distilled do it.
    
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If you decide to flush your radiator out with boiling water, just be careful when you do it.

I found out the hard way that, believe it or not, the radiator will get quite hot when you pour hot water in it, making really hard to shake with your bare hands and not get burned.
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Thanks!

I am taking pictures, so prepare for the build log post!
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Another question...I've seen a lot of people ehre put their XSPC RS rads in a pull only config. Is pull preferable to push? Does push/pull make a considerable difference?
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