Hey Guys! I still consider myself a noob when it comes to water cooling, even though I have been running AIOs for years now, I switched to the Phoenix Kit Shortly after it released and now run it on my 2700x Build. As many other have noted on this thread from time to time I heard air going through the pump. I have already topped it off, but unfortunately there is still air stuck in the loop, and you hear it move through the pump maybe once every few hours or so. You only hear the noise for a second or 2, but I would still prefer to burp the air out of the system.
The Way My Phoenix is mounted, I took my old school ass case that had no room for the 360MLC on the inside, Measured and Cut 2 Holes on the top of my Steel Case for both the Tubes to go into, and Mounted my Rad on Top of the case, Tube Side Down. So The Port I used to top it off is conveniently placed right there on the top of the RAD, and I noticed on the opposite side of the Rad, there is another Port. I am thinking it may be possible to burp the system from that port. Unfortunately this is where my inexperience with Custom Water Cooling Loops comes into play.
1) Is my assumption even correct that I could completely take off the "Fill" port I mentioned, and then maybe just give like a half of rotation turn to the port on the Rear of the Rad to Burp the system?
2) With Just like a half of Rotation turn on the Rear, would that be enough to have the fluid start leaking, making this a dumb lesson to learn?
This is a HUGE System, and not the easiest to pick up and move around to try to get the air out, and would be a pain in the AS* to completely remove. However as I will be dropping in a new Ryzen 3rd Gen Chip in the next few months when they launch I could just do it then if I have to remove the rad to properly burp the system, but I am concerned the air moving through the pump every so often will eventually hurt it.
Also, I was thinking about grabbing a DDC Pump and replacing the SDC Pump, it appears I could just drop it in, has anyone tried that? Would their be a noticeable difference in Performance with a DDC Pump, or is not Worth it when just cooling the CPU? (My 1080ti Is on a Separate loop)
Thank You guys for your Help, sorry for so Many Questions!
P.S. I am providing pictures to show where the Ports are, and the build in General. I just Thoroughly Cleaned and Dusted this Case just over a Month ago, but Live in Las Vegas, and Unfortunately the Dust Builds up FAST. I didn't realize until viewing the Pictures just now, how damn DUSTY this thing got ALREADY! I don't feel like retaking the Pics, so I am sorry, I know this is Sacrilege, I will take care of it in the morning, I promise! LOL!
Thank You For Your Help!
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Last edited by oreonutz; 05-03-2019 at 12:08 AM.