Okay, how do I "refill" an alphacool AIO that has been extended?

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  1. patteSatan

    patteSatan Member Guru

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    As the title says, how?
    I bought this:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32855415108.html

    And will buy:
    https://www.alphacool.com/shop/tube...r-tpv-extension-kit-tube-and-fittings?c=20625

    And another, prefilled radiator:
    https://www.alphacool.com/shop/radi...-st30-full-copper-240mm-prefilled-aio-edition

    And of course, the alphacool liquid that is in both of my rads.

    Already have:
    https://www.alphacool.com/shop/sets...ol-eisbaer-aurora-240-cpu-digital-rgb?c=20541

    But cant figure out the easiest way to "fill up" the system, as the gpublock also needs to be filled.

    Any tips?
     
  2. jura11

    jura11 Ancient Guru

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    Hi there

    I would scrap that idea of prefilled radiators and prefilled CPU blocks and go route of radiator from Magicool, Barrow or Bykski if budget is on lower side, CPU block you can get Bykski one, used these blocks on 9900k or 8700k or even on Ryzen or ThreadRipper and no issues

    Refilling that loop which you want to do, it will be very difficult without the reservoir plus you will need as well Quick disconnect fittings for connection of CPU with radiator and GPU block

    It can be done but it can be bit difficult in my view there and not sure if its worth it there

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     
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    patteSatan Member Guru

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    @jura11
    I already have an alphacool eisbaer aurora 240, and like the quickconnect things from alphacool, and the bykski gpu-block is on its way, so just need to wait another month to buy a prefilled rad, and the tubes with quickconnects for the gpublock, and a bottle of the alphacool liquid.

    I do this as a protest against ppl that think colored liquid is good....

    And...the pumphousing IS actually a small reservoir on the eisbaer.....
    ;)
     
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    insp1re2600 Ancient Guru

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    why didnt you just get the eiswolf 2?
     

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    patteSatan Member Guru

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    Because they dont sell it for the old r9 390 I have.. ;)
     
  6. patteSatan

    patteSatan Member Guru

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    Looks terrible atm, but the 2 240 rads are there....

    DSC_0162.png DSC_0163.png

    Waiting for the Bykski thingie to come, it's on it's way.
    r9390.png

    And I will make it look a little better, but not by much :)
     
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    DSC_0172.png DSC_0173.png My ghettomod alphacool+bykski is finished now!
     
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    insp1re2600 Ancient Guru

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    did water spray all over like a garden sprinkler?
     
  9. patteSatan

    patteSatan Member Guru

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    Nope, not at all, even managed to fill the bykski gpublock completely with coolant before attaching the gfxcard to the loop, so it went very smooth, didnt need to top up coolant either.

    The bykski gpublock is really impressively manufactured, its AAA-class.(Nickelplated copper, more fins than EK had))

    Temps for both gpu and cpu is 40 degrees Celsius while gaming.
    Build:
    Eisbaer aurora 240
    Eisbaer ready 240 radiator (prefilled, and with quickconnects)
    Bykski sapphire R9 390 Nitro+ full cover gpublock with added alphacool quickconnects.
     
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    patteSatan Member Guru

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    Someone actually told me it looked like something the "alien" artist would like, so phoned my local "gameshop" asking about alien skeleton figurines...they said, "np, we have such from different companies", so it will be "aliens" crawling on the tubes also. :)
     
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    nice.jpg A little upgraded now, still painting my small "aliens".
     

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