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post #11 of 18
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I think that's route I am going to take because it will. E easier just to do just CPU and I seem to be having a had time finding a block for gpu's. It also will be cheaper just to do CPU.
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Yeah, probably gonna be the easiest solution. You could also sell the 6850s when the 7xxx series is coming out and upgrade to a reference card that will receive liquid blocks thumb.gif
     
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What should I use for coolant? I have read so many mixed things about what to use.
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post #14 of 18
Well, that's a highly debated topic. I personally recommend distilled water with a kill coil and/or biocide (PT Nuke) if you don't have your heart set on some kind of colored fluid. Just get colored tubing if you care about a color. If you order the Rasa from FrozenCPU they include a kill coil apparently.
     
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post #15 of 18
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I was wondering what is the best way to leak test? I have read and seen videos where people have done it in the case and out of the case
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post #16 of 18
I did a quick test of the individual parts outside the case no point assemeling then find a block leaks smile.gif but for the full loop inside as doing it outside then moving and placing it in the case could losen a connection so you have to test again. just make sure that no power is going to anything other then the pump I used a spare psu I had laying around in my mountain of spares
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post #17 of 18
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Also should I add something like a T line to make it easier to drain the loop?
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post #18 of 18
To leak test, I advise you assemble the loop inside the case just how it'll be and then use the provided jumper on your 24 pin to turn on just the pump. If anything leaks, wipe it off and try again. Distilled water won't hurt your components as long as its dried properly. Also, make sure to wash out all the parts you get before you assemble them in your loop.

T lines are a nice little bonus in case you need to drain it, but its personal preference when it comes to those.
     
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