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Ok I have finally got the loop installed. I am now testing for leaks. Hopefully I did this right.

I ran the loop in this order. Res/Pump > Rad > GPU > CPU > Res/Pump. I am using an XSPC Rasa RX 360 Kit cooling an i5 and a 6950. This is in a corsair 800d case.

Would 2 hours be sufficient for a leak test or should I go longer?

Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.



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Edited by Dkillett - 1/29/12 at 12:21pm
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It's really up to your own confidence and judgement. Personally, I let my very first leak test run overnight. Now I'm using the system within minutes of a fill thumb.gif
 
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It's really up to your own confidence and judgement. Personally, I let my very first leak test run overnight. Now I'm using the system within minutes of a fill thumb.gif

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I pretty much did the same thing but I did run it for like an hour or two but didn't see anything possibly going to leak. You will notice that the water level will drop just a bit after you start the loop up but after a week or so you might need a little more water to replace the microbubbles in the blocks and rad.
 
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Thanks for all the replies. So far 1 1/2 hours and no leaks.

I'm assuming the loop order is ok. I wasn't really sure if it made a difference going gpu first or not.
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Your loop looks good, the order doesn't really matter as long as the res is before the pump.
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Its a res/pump combo so i got that covered. biggrin.gif
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I like to run mine for about an hour or so, giving each fitting a wiggle to make sure it is sealed properly. I also like to watch the loop on and off for the first few hours with the system on whilst I heat the water - OCCT and Furmark at the same time with the fans on low.

If yours is good after 1.5hours then it is probably fine. Gently tug on all the fittings and then fire her up.
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