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Old October 25, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Default Flow dynamics of a drain line?



I'm planning out the loop on my latest build, and since this is my first WC'd vid card it's opened up some possibilities I haven't had with previous loops so I wanted to pick the brains of folks who've been there before, or possibly who might have formal training in flow dynamics.

Seems like a simple task, as per the image above I'm thinking about adding a tube with a ball shutoff valve to one of the lower vid card block ports which would make draining the loop super easy, and also allow me to do so outside of the case without actually having to disturb any of the loop components. What I'm concerned about is if having what is essentially a res at the bottom of my card's WB is going to have an adverse affect on flow through the block or (like a closed hydraulic loop) will it effectively "invisible" to the loop once it's full?

Any ideas?
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