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Cooling 360 rad - which way up.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Risky, 13 Jan 2008.

  1. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    It's a while since I posted here and to be honest I'm bit hazy on some of my w/c so I though I better ask.

    The new project is in a big server case and I'm fitting an Alphacool NexXxoS Xtreme III vertically between the drivebays and the board. My only question is whether I should have the onnections at the top or bottom. at the bottom will make it easier to drain the system but ther is a possible air-trap. The pump is a DDC pro so should have be enough to flush it out or is it better to connect at the top?
     
  2. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I'd rather have the barbs at the top, as its easier to get all of the air out of it. It was much easier to bleed when I turned my rad upside down (from at the bottom to the top, when I was using a NexXxos II and a DDC Pro)
     
  3. LVMike

    LVMike New Member

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    it does not really matter. both position will trap some air, so you will have to rock your case a little. I prefer to mount mine the the barbs on top because its easier to access the hoses if i need to do some work.
     
  4. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    Doesn't it have a bleed valve for this exact purpose?
     
  5. LVMike

    LVMike New Member

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    my bix doesn't
     
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    Only the Thermochills have the bleed screws.
     
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