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Hi guys, 2 quick questions:

- I am going to have UV blue tubing so i dont think i will be able to see any air bubbles occuring inside it. Is it a case of just turning the pump on and off a few times, tilting the case left, right, forwards and backwards a few times and hoping for that you have got rid of most the air? Or will the res give indication of air bubbles occuring?

- Im going to leak test for roughly a day/24hrs, im planning on having a push/pull config for the rad. Do those fans have to be on while leak testing? Or do they only have to be on when the PC is back up and running for airflow? Some leak tests i have seen, the radiators havent had any fans attached, while others they have?

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post #2 of 13
Which res do you have and where is it located?
Where is your pump located, top or bottom of case?
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#1, yes that pretty much sums it up, what kind of reservoir do you have?

#2 the fans dont have to be on
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Which res do you have and where is it located?
Where is your pump located, top or bottom of case?
Sorry, its the RX240 RASA kit so the res/pump combo will be in the 5.25" bays.
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The filling process and bleeding process is kind of all one thing. As you fill, you need to cycle the pump off and on. As you do this, you eliminate some of the air bubbles until finally you have a constant flow of water through out the loop. Once you reach this stage, which shouldn't take very long, you still might need to shake the case or cycle the pump a few more times. The majority of the bubbles will be gone, but there is still air in the loop.

At this point, you can let the pump run and keep and check up on it every little while to make sure that you have no leaks and that the reservoir is not empty.
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the filling process and bleeding process is kind of all one thing. As you fill, you need to cycle the pump off and on. As you do this, you eliminate some of the air bubbles until finally you have a constant flow of water through out the loop. Once you reach this stage, which shouldn't take very long, you still might need to shake the case or cycle the pump a few more times. The majority of the bubbles will be gone, but there is still air in the loop.

At this point, you can let the pump run and keep and check up on it every little while to make sure that you have no leaks and that the reservoir is not empty.
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The filling process and bleeding process is kind of all one thing. As you fill, you need to cycle the pump off and on. As you do this, you eliminate some of the air bubbles until finally you have a constant flow of water through out the loop. Once you reach this stage, which shouldn't take very long, you still might need to shake the case or cycle the pump a few more times. The majority of the bubbles will be gone, but there is still air in the loop.

At this point, you can let the pump run and keep and check up on it every little while to make sure that you have no leaks and that the reservoir is not empty.
Many thanks .

As for the fans...they dont need to be on then?
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You dont need the fans on unless the pc is hooked up and running.
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post #9 of 13
The rad will get a little warm, but it's not necessary to have any fans on during the process. I keep a fan connected just to know that i'm getting power and that the pump is still running. It's kind of something that I've always done when filling a loop.
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post #10 of 13
You shouldn't have anything powered during a leak test except the pump. Disconnect all the power connectors and jump your psu. Anything with power has a chance to be shorted out. Here's an FAQ on how to start your psu.

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html
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