?
Solved

Re-filling Coolant in a Thermaltake Armor LCS

Posted on 2008-10-17
4
Medium Priority
?
511 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
We have received a Thermaltake Armor LCS case in that needs a bit of a top up with coolant.

Do we need to drain the existing coolant out of the system or can we just add more coolant?

If we have to drain it, is there a special way / technique that we can use not to get coolant everywhere?
0
Comment
Question by:SEO_Computers
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
_ earned 500 total points
ID: 22747137
I haven't done that particular setup, but usually you can just add coolant, as needed.
I would do it with the system UNPLUGGED from the wall, and a seperate power source (if needed) to run the pump to make sure all the bubbles are out of the lines and to double check for leaks. 30 minutes should do it.

There are several ways to drain systems, but the main point is NOT to get coolant on the computer components.
A siphon hose of some kind will usually get the reservoir close to empty, then tip the case sideways over a catch pan to drain the lines in (you usually need to run the pump for a couple of minutes to get it all)

I can't find my link for 'basic care and feeding' of water-cooling rigs at the moment. I will see if I can track it down..
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
ID: 22747239
Just refill it.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 22750853
I forgot to mention that you need to use Distilled Water for just a top-off. Mixing coolants, and using 'tap' water, are not a good ideas.

How To: Maintain Your Water-Cooling Setup
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how_to_maintain_your_water_cooling_setup
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 22764285
Thank you much.   : )
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So, if your PC is old or new and it does not boot or has no display then what do you do? Precautions : -During connecting or disconnecting devices, be sure to have the AC electrical power disconnected -Temporarily ground yourself, or use a wris…
This article applies to This article will be of use if you are the owner / supporter of any computer that comes with a discrete graphics card from nVidia / ATI Radeon (Now owned by AMD) or any embedded graphics solution and need to upgrade the gr…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question