WC Flow

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Ok, my watercooling equipment should be arriving either tommorow or monday and want to make sure im getting this right.

so far im aware that it is.

Res > Pump > CPU > Rad > Res

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my little paint diagram, if theirs any faults please tell me or a differant sequence.

also im going to full to coolant in my Bay res, should i tilt the res when i filled it with coolant so it gets into contact with the pump ebfore turning the pump on?

im going to bleed it also first.
 
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As long as the res is just before the pump, it doesnt make any difference which order the flow is. Just go with what gives the shortest lengths of pipes inside the case.

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Alex40k said:
As long as the res is just before the pump, it doesnt make any difference which order the flow is. Just go with what gives the shortest lengths of pipes inside the case.
Alex
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& try to avoid any sharp kinks or bends


Consider re-arranging your rad so the barbs are at the top as there is an air trap. If it is a Thermochill rad there is a bleed screw in the end plenum chamber to get past this though it will need fairly regular checks.

Sinny said:
also im going to full to coolant in my Bay res, should i tilt the res when i filled it with coolant so it gets into contact with the pump ebfore turning the pump on?

im going to bleed it also first.
Never ever run a pump without it being full of water, even a quick dry test to see if it's working can burnt out the motor or damage the impellor bearing.

Get as much fluid in the whole loop as possible before switching the pump on by tilting and rotating the case, chasing air bubbles around to the res. Top up and repeat until as full a possible.

Flip the power quickly on then off to gauge how quickly the water is drawn from the res as it can be very quick depending on the size of res, always ensure the pump has a suffient head of water at all times.
Watch the water levels and top up as required.
Micro bubbles are normal and will should disipate within 24 hours.
Bleed test for as long are you are confident, 24 hours is recommended initially.
 
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I would go

Pump
Rad
CPU
Res
Pump

And to agree the rad should have barbs at top to help the bleeding process.
Trust me, I dont have a thermochill rad, its at the top of the case laying flat, and took 3 days of the loop running to properly bleed!
Pain, arse, to right!!
 
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i have a Lian-Li PC-7 which i know isnt the best watercooling case, i was initially going to run the tubing through a PCI slot.

im having a lot of trouble deciding where to put it.
 
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