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Hello everyone, I want to water cool my processor only and have been reading numerous guides for beginners.

However, I cannot seem to find the answer for this 1 question that has been bugging me.

If I was to install a radiator on the roof of my case with the reservoir below it, wouldn't the reservoir overflow with water once the plug on top of the reservoir is removed?

I have seen videos in youtube where the radiator is above the reservoir and the reservoir is open but somehow, the water inside the radiator does not go running down the reservoir causing it to overflow.

Edit: Question is with the pump turned off.

So for example, the loop is running and I need to drain the system. Since the reservoir is lower than the radiator, when I turn off the pump and then I open the reservoir, the natural tendency of water is to go down from the radiator to the reservoir because of gravity since the reservoir is no longer pressurized (opened the plug on top of the reservoir). But what puzzles me is that in the videos I have seen, when they open the reservoir, the water from the radiator does not go down to the reservoir
Edited by frootloops - 3/22/11 at 4:57am
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post #2 of 8
Are you talking about mounting it sideways? Or are you just thinking that force of the pump would force water out of the fillport on the top? The pump does not just shoot water everywhere; it moves it in one direction.
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Once the loop is full it won't flow out, for water to flow down from the top of the loop you'd need air getting into the top to replace it. When your filling it though and there's still air in there it can happen, and has, to me.
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all depends on your res, and when you fill it just make sure the water doesn't fill right to the top, you want to have enough water in your loop to fill all your components and enough to fill your res, fill your loop bit by bit and see how it works for you, rather than filling it all straight away
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Originally Posted by frootloops View Post
If I was to install a radiator on the roof of my case with the reservoir below it, wouldn't the reservoir overflow with water once the plug on top of the reservoir is removed?

I have seen videos in youtube where the radiator is above the reservoir and the reservoir is open but somehow, the water inside the radiator does not go running down the reservoir causing it to overflow.
The water wont flow out becuase there is nothing to replace it, the power of the vaccuum that would be created is strong enough to stop all the water flowing out of your system.
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submerge a cup in a sink full of water and turn upside down. slowly lift the cup out of the water, see how the water doesn't flow out? the same thing applies here, there is no air to replace the water in the rad so it doesn't flow out.
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I forgot to add that the question is for when the pump is turned off.

So the radiator is filled with water right and the reservoir is below it. Let us say I need to open the reservoir while the pump is turned off for some reason. Wouldn't the water from the radiator flow down to the reservoir and overflow it?

But from what I've seen, the water in the radiator stays there?
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submerge a cup in a sink full of water and turn upside down. slowly lift the cup out of the water, see how the water doesn't flow out? the same thing applies here, there is no air to replace the water in the rad so it doesn't flow out.
Ohhhh... I read that in a guide somewhere but at the time it didn't make sense to me. Now I get it! hahaha. Pretty simple thanks
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