First Time n00b Setup Thoughts
I'm waiting for my last few parts to arrive before I can start installing the watercooling. My initial configuration will be an Eisbaer Extreme Solo 280 radiator/pump/reservoir external unit and an EK-Velocity CPU water block. This is not the pre-filled Eisbaer AIO, but just the radiator/pump/reservoir unit which ships dry. I have 13/10 flex tubing with Alphacool quick-connects bulkhead-mounted on the back of the case between the outside/radiator and inside/CPU block. The Eisbaer radiator unit will sit vertical on top of the case directly above the CPU. (like the creepy monolith in 2001 haha)
First I need to flush the Eisbaer radiator, but since the radiator/pump/reservoir is a single unit I'll probably need to run the pump to flush it, instead of manually filling/shaking/draining. I need to look at whether I can use a bench power supply to power the motor 12V molex connection for the flushing, with the PWM cable unconnected. Will VPP755 just run at max speed if there's no PWM connection? I was thinking of perhaps hooking the Eisbaer unit up to a big bucket of distilled water using bulkhead connectors on the wall of the bucket, and letting flushed debris settle to the bottom of the bucket as it cycles.
When flushing is done I'll go to putting things together and filling. Inside the Eisbaer housing the pump/reservoir is mounted below the radiator. The Eisbaer Extreme uses the Alphacool NexXxos ST30 280 radiator, so I should be able to pop the top cover off of the Eisbaer shell and access the end port of the radiator to let out air at the very top of the water column, but only when the pump isn't running. I was planning to fill by gravity and test-run the loop before mounting the CPU block so I can wiggle the block around a bit and try to tap out air bubbles.
Having never done this before my plan makes sense in my head, but....we shall see.
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