Originally Posted by Vodkacooling
haha! you sure know how to put things into perspective when it comes to computers. lol.
I found amazon selling primo chill tubing 10ft for 16 bucks with free 2 day delivery for me right now. Could always buy that in several months.
Black tubing is looking really sleek.
How do I know if the water is getting bad? If i buy black tubing or colored tubing, do I just assume its bad after 6 months?
I just look at the water that's in my resevior.
Makes things easier that way.
Here's a step by step on how I built mine (maybe it'll help)
1) Temporarily fit blocks, rads, res, pump, etc, so its where its going to be at permanently.
2) Cut tubing to fit perfectly.
3) Pull all main PC parts out. Use on a cardboard box while assembling and leak testing with stock cooler. This way, if there IS a leak, it won't hurt anything at all. Just dry off your case.
4) Assemble the loop (since all the tubes will be proper length). Use clamps of some kind or 2 zip ties offset from each other, to hold the tubing in place. Make sure the tubing is all the way down on the barbs.
5) Put kill coil into res, and fill the res up.
6) Use a spare junk PSU (jumped to turn on), and put power to the pump for a second or two. Put more water in as needed. Note, you do NOT want to run your pump without water. So make sure on this step, you ONLY have the pump on long enough to get water into the system the first few power ons.
7) Keep up with #6 until the loop is FULL (to the full mark on the res).
8) Put the cap on the res, and shake the holy crap out of everything. Get all the bubbles out of the system. Open up the cap as needed to let the bubbles out easier. Fill more as needed, and continue to shake after you fill (with cap on).
9) Once all the bubbles are out, let it sit there running for at least 4 hours (up to 12, whatever you want and are comfortable with). Put paper towels under everything, so if you DO spring a leak, you can easily figure out where its at.
Once you're done leak testing, assemble your rig and enjoy nice and cool temps, and quiet.
With my "molested H50", I load at 71*C with the overclock in my sig, with my Yate Loon High fans on 60% speed (quiet).Edited by pioneerisloud - 11/4/11 at 1:21am