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Hi, do we need to fill up the res with coolant after leaking test?
It is said there's less noise after fill the res up.
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res doesn't need to be full, but it is preferred.
 
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By coolant I think you mean distilled water

and no its all preference.
    
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post #4 of 16
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Hi, do we need to fill up the res with coolant after leaking test?
It is said there's less noise after fill the res up.
No. It doesn't need to be full, but you can fill it almost all the way.
Depends if you are lazy like me...
Edited by Triangle - 3/28/11 at 10:15pm
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post #5 of 16
There needs to be some room in the system for expansion of the water as it warms up.

Never fill a closed loop system 100% full of liquid.

Don't let your water cooled PC be your first experience with what hydrostatic pressure can do to a closed system.
Edited by Caleal - 3/28/11 at 10:09pm
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
There needs to be some room in the system for expansion of the water as it warms up.

Never fill a closed loop system 100% full of liquid.

Don't let your water cooled PC be your first experience with what hydrostatic pressure can do to a closed system.
This definitely! Don't want a tube to bust off it's barb!
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This definitely! Don't want a tube to bust off it's barb!


*Looks at reservoir*

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post #8 of 16
A little bit of air in the top is perfect. It allows the coolant room to expand, and it helps with air bubble removal. Plus if you don't have anything else to monitor flow, then seeing things move around gives some reassurance that it's all working.
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post #9 of 16
LOL......

dude... just fill it if you want to ... 90% full will be fine depending on your setup... as in water expansion.... rofl... if your water is getting to 60 degree cel + then there is somthing wrong with your setup....


so do not worry about water expansion at all. supper heat expands it at 10 or 100 times its weight (i do not remember which one) but your loop will never get there to that heat and if it does.... your rig will kill its self first.

at the end of the day just make sure it is above the supply outlet and when it is running it will not suck in air and anything more that that is fine... anything les than that is asking for problems
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post #10 of 16
Just make sure it isn't 100% full with the res cap off...starting and stopping a pump when that full will turn your res into a miniature old faithful.

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