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Within the next few days I'll recieve the last few parts of my new WC build, but there are still a couple of things I have doubts about.

These are the main parts of my build:

EK Supreme HF
MIPS GIGABYTE EX58 Extreme Fusionblock
XSPC RX360
Swiftech MCP35X
Tecnofront "Eagle" 5.25 Reservoir

I have some doubts about how to best create a drain. It seems to me though from looking at builds from around the web that most people don't have a drain built into their loop. I just think it would be rather difficult to take the loop apart without spilling water everywhere, so I prefer to have a drain. I've considered a Koolance quick-disconnect, but so far I have bought a T-line as a drain instead. I'm just a little worried that the T-line will have a negative impact on water-flow? Or is there no need to worry about this? I've added a pic of how I plan to assemble my loop with a T-line:



And here's another thing I want to ask. I know I have to clean my rad, but is it also nessesary to clean the waterblocks, pump and res.
Edited by Astral Fly - 2/27/11 at 10:14am
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Within the next few days I'll recieve the last few parts of my new WC build, but there are still a couple of things I have doubts about.

These are the main parts of my build:

EK Supreme HF
MIPS GIGABYTE EX58 Extreme Fusionblock
XSPC RX360
Swiftech MCP35X
Tecnofront "Eagle" 5.25 Reservoir

I have some doubts about how to best create a drain. It seems to me though from looking at builds from around the web that most people don't have a drain built into their loop. I just think it would be rather difficult to take the loop apart without spilling water everywhere, so I prefer to have a drain. I've considered a Koolance quick-disconnect, but so far I have bought a T-line as a drain instead. I'm just a little worried that the T-line will have a negative impact on water-flow? Or is there no need to worry about this? I've added a pic of how I plan to assemble my loop with a T-line:



And here's another thing I want to ask. I know I have to clean my rad, but is it also nessesary to clean the waterblocks, pump and res.
Your pic link doesn't work for some reason. A T-line drain won't hurt flow at all, just make sure it's at the lowest point in the loop for easy draining.

You'll want to clean the rad and inspect the other parts for leftover material from machining, a simple rise is usually enough, but look in the barb holes etc to make sure there's nothing obvious.

Looks like a great loop, enjoy
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Yeah, I have removed the pic for now as it wont show for some reason.

Thanks for the quick reply.

edit:

pic works now for some odd reason
Edited by Astral Fly - 2/27/11 at 10:15am
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As said a T-line to a drain plug will not hurt flow at all (once the system is fully operational and been running for...about 15minutes), it will provide a nice easy way to drain the system though.

I ran one once in a system and for some reason I have never bothered doing it again, something I might look into before I finish my current build.
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Thanks for the replies. Nice to know I can go ahead with the T-line as drain.
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