As with all fluids it’s essential to properly prep your system for the fluid you choose. Be sure to check and follow the correct prep guide for your fluid.
Step Four - PREPPING YOUR PC AND LOOP
We typically suggest going from a top port input that’s open your reservoir. This will ensure the pump never runs dry and will also allow easy access to get fluid in your system. There’s a few tools that can help you with filling your loop. One of our fill bottles is an easy and cheap way to get the fluid into your reservoir without spill. You can also purchase a threaded funnel to create an even easier filling process.
Step Five - PREPPING YOUR PC AND LOOP
This step is imperative to Vue. Cycling Vue in your loop with high pump speeds will affect your Vue. It is required that pump speeds be taken down to its lowest speed while filling your loop. There are several ways of doing so.
Vario Pumps that have physical manual speed controllers.
Physically shorting out the pump in addition to having a jump start cable. Look at diagram on doing so.
There are several products on the market that allow for you to plug your pump in and control voltages/speeds. These are an extra cost but worth the purchase if you’re constantly filling and draining your system.
Leak testing your loop first, then going into your bios and setting your PWM pump to its lowest speed. It’s important that you leak test your loop prior as you’ll be filling the pc up while it’s plugged in and running. No fluid can get on any components during this process. Extra precaution needs to be taken as this method is more dangerous. We advice only doing this if it’s your only option and you understand the risks.
When your pump is at a slow speed it’s time to fill your loop. Slowly add Vue into your reservoir. Fill that reservoir up and quickly cycle the pump never allowing air into the pump. Always be sure that fluid is in the reservoir while cycling. Repeat until your loop is completely full including your reservoir.
Step Six - GETTING AIR OUT
After your loop is filled, we recommend still keeping your loop at a low speed. These pumps are incredibly powerful and aren’t needed to run at 100% power. In addition, show fluids such as Vue look better when the pumps are slowed. It’s imperative that you constantly check the fluid and move your PC around from time to time to get as much air out of the loop as possible.
After your build is full with fluid, let the pump run allowing air to release. You can keep the top port open as it will help with releasing air. Keep a close eye for no leaks through this process. You can also slightly tilt your PC back and forth and side to side. Just be sure to watch the open port on the of your reservoir.
STEP EIGHT - FINAL PREPARATION
After you feel that most air is out of your system, you can disconnect the jumper, plug your pc in and get ready to start your computer up for the first time. We recommend doing one last check around your components to make sure no fluid spilled during the fill process. Once you know everything is dry, take your paper towels away from the pc and screw your port cap onto the top of your reservoir. We strongly recommend buying a Pressure Release Valve as it ensures that no pressure builds up in your system.
STEP NINE - STARTING YOUR PC UP
Plug in your PC and turn on the computer. Do another close check on your loop. For the next few weeks check your loop and monitor it closely. You can also go into your bios and find your desired speed for your pump. The D5 pumps are incredibly powerful pumps and don’t need to be ran at full power. With Base fluid, running pumps at high speed won't hurt your fluid.
Tips and Tricks with Vue
Be sure to walk through our prep guide before filling your loop with Vue.
Always use a Pressure Release Valve . This helps keep air out of your loop which can affect your Vue fluid.
Read the incompatibility list on the Vue page
Always keep your loop topped off with fluid.
If you see any drop of fluid, immediately drain your loop.
As recommended above, we strongly suggest building a drain system in your build with a proper drain valve. We can find a variety of those valves on primochill.com.
STEP ONE - PREPARING FOR FLUSH
As with filling your loop, draining precautions should be taken in the same way. Unplug PSU completely. Add paper towels around your hardware. If you have a drain, you can get a fitting with some flex tubing and connect it to your drain. In addition you can get a bucket and put the tubing straight into that bucket.
STEP TWO - DRAINING
Once your ready, open your drain system. At first water will be coming out slow, but you can undo a port cap/pressure release valve and release more air to allow water to drain quickly. Depending on your loop set up this should get most of the water out of your loop. You can shake and move your pc around to try and get water out in hard to reach areas.
STEP THREE - FLUSHING
With Vue, we always recommend you do a complete flush every 4 to 6 months or if there is any sign of fluid dropping. It’s important to thoroughly flush your system to ensure you get all of the old Vue out of your loop. It’s also recommended to take apart your loop and thoroughly inspect and clean your hardware as needed. You can checkout guide that goes through the process. In additional, System Reboot is a great prep to run through your system after the draining process.
NOTE | If any water spills on your system while its off, we recommend you getting a dry blower and setting it to a low heat setting. Get the water dry without warming the hardware up too much. Then let that hardware sit for as long as possible before plugging it back in.
TIPS & TRICKS
You don’t need a drain system but it will make your watercooling life incredibly easier. If you don’t have it rest assured. You simply follow the same process, but it can be a little messier. You simply disconnect a fitting on your reservoir or a fitting far away from electronics, and have a bucket/container under the fitting. If done correctly the water will rush out into the container. Just be aware of your hardware and never do this when the computer is plugged in.
All of our fluids and preps are non toxic. You can dispose of them in any drain.
If possible don’t feed your pump outlet straight into a radiator. Radiators hold significant air, and this setup will create more difficulty when filling your loop up. If for some reason you can’t get around this, we recommend not using Vue as air induction is a factor of failure for Vue. You also may have to shake and rotate your PC case while filling to free the air in your loop if your pump is feeding into your radiator.
If you use any show fluid and see any type of residue or drop in fluid then immediately drain. it’s best to take your loop apart and soak and rinse your hardware. The residue should come off with ease if you’ve drained immediately.