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Hi there guys..i just got a pump for my first loop, which is the 2nd part to buy after my radiator.. I was wondering if there is a way to test if it works without including water. All watercooling gear i have is the pump and the radiator. No tubing, waterblock, reservoir.. If i connect it to the pc will i damage it?
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post #2 of 10
no there is not
if you run your pump dray you will kill it
do not do it mate you need water in the pump
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so this means i will have to buy everything else and the time to test it will be the first time to run it....
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yes you put your loop together outside your case
and see if it all work
than you put your loop together inside your case
and do a leek taste than if it is all ok
you turn on you pc
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btw how do i leak test outside my PC? Shall i use an extra PSU that i have been using to test fans and jump-start it to test?
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so this means i will have to buy everything else and the time to test it will be the first time to run it....
YES...unless you've got a res/pump combo from XSPC you can't test it.

I don't mean to sound rude but why didn't you go for an XSPC RASA kit in the first place? All that you need to start W/C is included in that kit...
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yes that is how you do it
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YES...unless you've got a res/pump combo from XSPC you can't test it.

I don't mean to sound rude but why didn't you go for an XSPC RASA kit in the first place? All that you need to start W/C is included in that kit...
i got enough money to go for a custom loop which performs and looks better...
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i'm sure it is just like any centrifugal pumps where the close clearances between the impeller and the pump housing is lubricated by the liquid going through it.

in other words, it will seize without lubrication, which is the water.

the seal is also lubricated by the same liquid.
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i got enough money to go for a custom loop which performs and looks better...
Well then you can't test the pump unless you've got at least a res where you can put liquid into and have it feed water into the pump. You can do it with just the RAD connected but you won't see the liquid running through the system.

like rdr09 said the lubricant is the liquid itself that runs in the loop unless I'm wrong in what I've read in the stickies.

To test your pump connect a simple loop RES -> PUMP -> RES.
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