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I am changing cases from a Fractal Design R5 to a corsair 750D. I have new tubing. There is no official drain system currently in the system. How should I transfer the water cooling without losing any fluid (if possible)?

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personally Id use new fluid if possible.  Even distilled until you could add in concentrate (within a week or two at most)

 

I am changing cases from a Fractal Design R5 to a corsair 750D. I have new tubing. There is no official drain system currently in the system. How should I transfer the water cooling without losing any fluid (if possible)?

 

 

 

sorry or did you mean how should you drain it without spilling all over your pc?

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sorry or did you mean how should you drain it without spilling all over your pc?

Without it spilling

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do you have a picture?  I've always had an extra port I can rotate to point out of my case and tilt the case over a container.  can you remove the cpu block from the board and move it away from the pc at all?

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I´d go and drain the current loop at its lowest point and reinstall all components new. It isn´t worth the hassle to try to put a custom loop into a new case. Regarding you need to mount a mainboard, PSU, etc. I´d do it step by step and then you know it´s done right.

 

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I´d go and drain the current loop at its lowest point and reinstall all components new. It isn´t worth the hassle to try to put a custom loop into a new case. Regarding you need to mount a mainboard, PSU, etc. I´d do it step by step and then you know it´s done right.

 

That's not what he's asking. He wants to know how to drain his system that doesn't have a drain port at the lowest point. I'd also advise against opening up the loop at the lowest point because all the water will do what he's trying to avoid, gush out and splash/spill everywhere.

 

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Post a picture of your system please to show us where all your fill ports and connections are. Before mounting my 240mm rad to the front of my case I used to take out my GPU etc and put a jug on my psu then undo one of my fittings and let the coolant flow into the jug.

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if you have a tube res or a pump with more then 2 G1/4 's . picture of your rig would help for telling you how to insert/ drain it

 

for the tube res way attach a long piece of tubing to the top of the res and then lay the case down . then put the tubing into the bucket the other end then flip the case upside down so top is bottom and bottom is now the top and it should drain slowly. then once you got all you can work your way down dissableing the loop and if you got something to suck fluid out of your res makes it much quicker .

 

for the pump way mostly the same  but a bit different lay it down on the back . and with alot of paper towels unscrew the extra port on your pump  and attach another tube then stand the case back up and either unscrew the res cap , or a fitting  a tiny bit and it should drain mostly . i did number 2 when i moved my loop into my 750d . its  a pain but always put something to drain or fill since its much easier then . i would show you what i have but my loop is in pile atm moving my rads external so its a mess

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this is what i used 3 rotary 90's and a 60mm extension fitting with a plug . give me enought time to screw on the tube or just stick a bowl or a bucket under the flow once i undo res fitting

 

for the fluid i have done it but  i use pre mix so i can get away with it sometimes . for distilled just get more same with the bioside needed .

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That's not what he's asking. He wants to know how to drain his system that doesn't have a drain port at the lowest point. I'd also advise against opening up the loop at the lowest point because all the water will do what he's trying to avoid, gush out and splash/spill everywhere.

 

 

Post a picture of your system please to show us where all your fill ports and connections are. Before mounting my 240mm rad to the front of my case I used to take out my GPU etc and put a jug on my psu then undo one of my fittings and let the coolant flow into the jug.

That is strongly depending on the case it self. When you have cases like bigger Caselabs or a Corsair 900D full with radiators. Then I´d strongly advice to open the loop at a very low point. You won´t be able to wiggle and lift the case around easily... they´re just too bulky and heavy. I agree if it is a small case the he could open the loop on the back side of the GPU.

It is always a safe plan in the future to also install a draining system.

 

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That is strongly depending on the case it self. When you have cases like bigger Caselabs or a Corsair 900D full with radiators. Then I´d strongly advice to open the loop at a very low point. You won´t be able to wiggle and lift the case around easily... they´re just too bulky and heavy. I agree if it is a small case the he could open the loop on the back side of the GPU.

It is always a safe plan in the future to also install a draining system.

 

I did assume that the OP has a mid tower as most people don't buy caselabs or corsair 900D towers without installing a drain due to your reasoning...

 

That and he also states the current loop is in an Fractal Design R5 swapping to a 750D.

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I did assume that the OP has a mid tower as most people don't buy caselabs or corsair 900D towers without installing a drain due to your reasoning...

Yeah with my 900D the drainport was a must have as long as I used to internal radiators. If he´s got a mid tower he could try to get away with opening the loop on a higher spot where he can reach and work safely and just turn the case upside down. You are right.

 

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Yeah with my 900D the drainport was a must have as long as I used to internal radiators. If he´s got a mid tower he could try to get away with opening the loop on a higher spot where he can reach and work safely and just turn the case upside down. You are right.

 

I know, cos I just take the port off my front rad, catch the first coolant with a paper towel wad, then screw in a fitting with a bit of tubing and tip it after undoing the res fill port.  :D

It isn't Ideal but when I switch to hardline I'll get a valve fitted.

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I know, cos I just take the port off my front rad, catch the first coolant with a paper towel wad, then screw in a fitting with a bit of tubing and tip it after undoing the res fill port.  :D

It isn't Ideal but when I switch to hardline I'll get a valve fitted.

Haha I´m way lazier than you :D. With my build I´ve got an external radiator draining my loop is a joke hehe. But I also ditched the 900D for the new Corsair 600C unfortunately I can´t finish it right now because I´m 5000 miles away on vacation lol...

 

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Haha I´m way lazier than you :D. With my build I´ve got an external radiator draining my loop is a joke hehe. But I also ditched the 900D for the new Corsair 600C unfortunately I can´t finish it right now because I´m 5000 miles away on vacation lol...

 

Haha! I used to also have an external 120mm rad which made life a lot easier but it looked ghetto as all hell. I'm not lazy just couldn't afford to fit a drain port till after xmas.

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