Originally Posted by lin2dev
It was in a plastic bag, could that affect evaporation?
Also, how could I hook it up and run the correct voltage through it? (I don't have my desktop at the moment)
If the plastic bag was air tight, it would be possible for the water to not have evaporated. But I have never heard an AIO watercooling unit coming with excess water on it. It's just my opinion, but I don't think it's a very good sign. Just RMA it to be safe. Corsair is very good with RMAs. Or since it's brand new you could probably do an easy exchange with Newegg.
You could do leak testing and find out that's it's okay.And maybe I'm just paranoid about water leaks, but if it was me I wouldn't feel right about using it even if it tested out okay at first. You never know, it could have a very small leak that might not show up right away. I just can't image have my hardware ruined by something like this. I would RMA just for peace of mind, but that's me.
As for testing without a desktop, do you have an extra PSU? You could always use the paperclip method to get the PSU running without the rest of the system. That's the only way I can think of, but maybe someone else has another idea.Edited by willdearborn - 2/22/12 at 12:18am