Originally Posted by ubbernewb
also my old water kit is still in so to fill what should i plug it into? my old kit is using cpu fan can i just use any other header to run it so i can fill it?
I am not sure exactly what you are asking but normally you remove the unit from your PC to fill it. It's a lot easier that way. It also makes it a bit easier to remove the block from the CPU but leave all the tubing intact.
But (and there's always one of those), I always have difficulty filling it all the way without any bubbles unless I do the following:
1. Turn the power off at the PSU and remove the AIO from the PC.
2. Drain and fill the unit with the appropriate fluid.
3. Sit the unit outside your PC with the tubing still in tact.
4. Disconnect the power to the motherboard. If you don't do this then the PC will attempt to start and will fault due to not having anything to cool the CPU.
5. Connect the power header for your Swiftech AIO.
6. Ensure the unit is standing up so that the fill port is pointing upwards and open it.
7. Cycle the PSU on with the PSU switch let it run for a couple seconds then turn it off. Some bubble should release out the top.
8. Fill it (should only be a few drops at a time.
9. Repeat steps 7 & 8 as needed until the unit is mostly full. It is good to leave a tiny bit of space for expansion when and if the water gets warm.
10. Once you have it filled enough close it up and turn the power on and let it run for an hour. this is to check for leaks. If there are no leaks reconnect everything back into your PC.
11. Run your PC but CHECK FOR LEAKS often over the next day or so. In fact it may be a good idea to set some paper towels below the unit to see any minor leaks that may be happening.
Remember to fix all leaks no matter how minor right away!