First custom loop, question about the drain valve.

xnikx

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So I'm putting together my first custom loop and have a question about where/how to install the drain valve. I have a fractal s2 vision and the pump will be going in the bottom right of the case, which will be the lowest point of the loop, attached to the radiator which will be front mounted.
Below is the pump/reservoir I am getting. Can I install the drain valve into the right inlet, the one covered by the plug?
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If so, would I only need an extender and the ball valve? Am I missing anything?
extender https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-extender-6mm-m-m-g1-4-nickel
valve https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-ball-valve-10mm-g1-4-nickel

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

In case these questions are asked. I will be doing soft tubing, cooling the cpu and gpu, reason is for better temps and noise, and I will be mounting a 360 radiator to the front of the case.
 

pendragon1

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yes. you could also get another fitting so you can screw on a bit of tubing to make it easier to drain by getting it out of and below the bottom of the case/pump.
 

xnikx

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yes. you could also get another fitting so you can screw on a bit of tubing to make it easier to drain by getting it out of and below the bottom of the case/pump.
Thanks for the reply. If I go the tuning route would I need two fittings? One for the pump inlet and another for the valve? Or would I attach the extender to the end of the tube?
 

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Thanks for the reply. If I go the tuning route would I need two fittings? One for the pump inlet and another for the valve? Or would I attach the extender to the end of the tube?
put the extender into the pump body, valve onto extender and then plug into valve. for draining; attach the fitting to a length of tubing, then remove plug from valve, screw on fitting/tube and drain.
 
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Thanks for the reply. If I go the tuning route would I need two fittings? One for the pump inlet and another for the valve? Or would I attach the extender to the end of the tube?

You need an extender for the vavle and a block off plate for that. You only need to attach a fitting when actually draining the loop.
 
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