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All rads as intake, and a little more intake than exhaust should be your goal IMO. With the rads as exhaust, you will end up with negative pressure...a.ka. dust magnet.

So what your saying is i should put my 4 rad fans as intakes and my rear and bottom fan as exaust? Every part of my case but the back fan has dust filters.
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Hey guys, what's the best way to flush a loop, bacteria wise? Does that make sense? I want to completely clean it out while I'm on spring break. I've head that a vinegar/water solution works, and a few others. What do you guys recommend. I want to do this while the loop is still connected to make it easier.
    
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Hey guys, what's the best way to flush a loop, bacteria wise? Does that make sense? I want to completely clean it out while I'm on spring break. I've head that a vinegar/water solution works, and a few others. What do you guys recommend. I want to do this while the loop is still connected to make it easier.

I usually have it flushed by using distilled water plus a Dazmode Protector bottle there... and i had it in closed loop left it running for 24 hours on a bench.. then i rinse them again and run it again with another fresh batch again.. then i'm all good.

I'm sure alot of ppl has their own ways of doing things. thumb.gif

Edited: BTW the Dazmode Protector has all the chemicals needed to clean and santize them. biggrin.gif
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All rads as intake, and a little more intake than exhaust should be your goal IMO. With the rads as exhaust, you will end up with negative pressure...a.ka. dust magnet.

So what your saying is i should put my 4 rad fans as intakes and my rear and bottom fan as exaust? Every part of my case but the back fan has dust filters.

Yes, rads intake, back and bottom fans for exhaust. The extra airflow will get pushed out the vented area at the top back of the case, and any other nooks and crannies that are on the case.
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So what your saying is i should put my 4 rad fans as intakes and my rear and bottom fan as exaust? Every part of my case but the back fan has dust filters.

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Yes, rads intake, back and bottom fans for exhaust. The extra airflow will get pushed out the vented area at the top back of the case, and any other nooks and crannies that are on the case.
IMHO and i know wveryone does it differant but i would have equal pressure same number of fans in as out! I have never noticed any difference in dust doing this as having a positive pressure and equal flw will allow you to move more air through the rads versus positive pressure!! But like i said this is my opinion and everyone does it differant!!
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IMHO and i know wveryone does it differant but i would have equal pressure same number of fans in as out! I have never noticed any difference in dust doing this as having a positive pressure and equal flw will allow you to move more air through the rads versus positive pressure!! But like i said this is my opinion and everyone does it differant!!

I agree. I like to try and stay as close to even as I can while still maintaining positive pressure. There is no benefit going from slightly positive pressure to very high positive pressure dust wise. Air will either be coming in through the cracks or not. As long as you have any positive pressure at all the air will only come through the fans and not through all the cracks and other perforations on the case.

The higher the pressure you have in your case the harder it will be for fans to overcome that pressure and force air though your rads, and don't underestimate just how strong that pressure can be either. All of my fans are controllable and if I turn all my intakes up, and all the exhausts down, then turn my smallest intake fan (an 80mm Radio Shack fan) to its lowest setting, it will come to a complete stop as it can't overcome the pressure. I have solid PCI blanking slots, and have taped up most the perforations on my case though, so its easy build high pressure in the case. I taped up all the cracks so I could get a better idea of exactly how much air was coming in and out of the case, and so that I could better direct the flow of air through the case.

Also when you have a good balance of airflow having fans with high static pressure becomes less important as the air will naturally want to flow those spaces anyway, and your fans won't have to work to overcome the pressure of the case.
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post #9607 of 17681
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Hey guys i just put together my first watercooled pc. So far so good no leaks. I do have a question about my fan layout though.



Right now i have it as this:
front: 2x120 intake
Top: 2x120 exaust
Back: 140 Exaust
Bottom: 140 intake

Im kind of contemplating whether or not i should switch them around. Since all im really do is dumping my heat from my front rad into my case, using the bottom fan to push it up to my top rad. Which is pretty much dumping all the heat i assume front my front rad into my top radiator, which has an exaust fan right next to it in the back that is probably fighting my top rad fans. Im sure there is a better way to do it.

Was debating on wether or not to switch my back as intake and have the top and bottom rads exaust. Atleast that way my bottom fan will give some fresh air to my front fans and the back fan will give some air to my top rad. But them im looking at 4 exausts and 2 intakes. I dont really know what i should do. Any suggestions?

Really I think the way you have it right now is pretty good. If you turned your front two fans into exhausts you would have very little airflow over your motherboard as the bottom intake would pull air straight into the front rad, and if you turned the rear exhaust into an intake it would pull air straight into the top rad. The way you have it now, you have the same number of fans pulling air in as you do out and all the air has to pass over the motherboard on its way out.

Also, if you switched the ear exhaust, but then the colored ring on the corsair fan wouldn't be visible.

If you want to try switching something around, I would switch the top rad to an intake and have 4 in 2 out for positive pressure, and so that both rad are getting unheated air from outside the case.

P.S. Nice rig. I like the selection of components. The thick front rad, the swiftech AIO, the armored motherboard, and the EK bridge all contribute to a kind of heavy duty bulky metal look. I also like the how the tubing coming in and out of the CPU block is the parallel and approximately the same length. That gives it a clean look. Also all the tubing runs are short and straight. Great job! thumb.gif
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post #9608 of 17681
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Really I think the way you have it right now is pretty good. If you turned your front two fans into exhausts you would have very little airflow over your motherboard as the bottom intake would pull air straight into the front rad, and if you turned the rear exhaust into an intake it would pull air straight into the top rad. The way you have it now, you have the same number of fans pulling air in as you do out and all the air has to pass over the motherboard on its way out.

Also, if you switched the ear exhaust, but then the colored ring on the corsair fan wouldn't be visible.

If you want to try switching something around, I would switch the top rad to an intake and have 4 in 2 out for positive pressure, and so that both rad are getting unheated air from outside the case.

P.S. Nice rig. I like the selection of components. The thick front rad, the swiftech AIO, the armored motherboard, and the EK bridge all contribute to a kind of heavy duty bulky metal look. I also like the how the tubing coming in and out of the CPU block is the parallel and approximately the same length. That gives it a clean look. Also all the tubing runs are short and straight. Great job! thumb.gif

Thanks for the compliments. I was orginally going to run the cpu to the front rad then into the gpus, but read that loop order doest make to much a difference so figured it would look better without tubes criss crossing all over the place. I switched the top two fans to intake and the bottom to exaust going to see how that goes.

One thing im debating on adding though it a second pump to put in the bottom next to the front rad. I feel like im pushing my h220x's pump a little to much. I dont see much water movement in the res unless i crank it up to above like 80% and at that level the pump is kind of loud. I was only running it at 50% when i was just cooling my cpu and i was seeing the same flow im seeing now at 80%+. The pump is dead silent aslong as i keep it under 60% but i dont think im gettting a good enough flow. Not to mention it would probably be good to have two incase one decided to crap the bed. One thing im wondering is doest it matter if you use two different pumps? do you have to kind of sync them together or could i run them at two different speeds. The swiftech MCP655-B is the pump im looking at.
Edited by YaCantStopMe - 3/29/15 at 9:01pm
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I really hate the yellowish tint that the lighting in my room gives.
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I really hate the yellowish tint that the lighting in my room gives.
You really made the computer look great. I'll tell you, I'm not really a fan of angled fittings with rigid tubing but you made it look excellent. thumb.gif
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