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I gave my pc a good cleaning today. First I took the side doors off and pulled out the drain line. After I grabbed a big pot, I took out the screw-in plugs, first out of the fillport, then positioning the drain line over the pot, I took out the plug. About 4 cups drained out of the line and the res was empty. I unscrewed the return line going to the res, and put the plug in the fillport, and the other plug into the res.

Using my compressor, I blow air through the tube from the res to force the rest of the distilled water in of the loop out the drain line (about 3 more cups).

Then I re-attach the tube I pulled off the res and fill/bleed the system using a spare, jumped power supplyto run only the pump. I let the new water circulate for 10 minutes, then drain it again.

After refilling the loop again, I use compressed air to give the computer a good spray off. Lots of dust! then I use a damp rag and wipe down the tubes and the whole outside of the case.

I feel lots better and my computer is all sparlkly-clean with new distilled water. I have been using the old water for about a year and it was just a bit cloudy.

It was needed and I figured a loop flush would be good. I used just under 1 gallon of distilled water which cost me $1.09. I use 100% distilled water and silver plated fittings, so no pt-nuke or anything.

I should be good for about another year on the water, and I blow out all the rads/filters/inside every few weeks.

How often do you guys change your water?

Old picture but its all clean like this

Edited by bob808 - 4/10/11 at 3:25pm
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80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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I swap out gear so much, i usually only go about 3-4 months.
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every 6 month i clean mine just like yours :-)


great your keeping your pc clean reps.
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