I realized the pump wasn't working when it didn't light up. I have this power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W 80+ Bronze. I assume, then, that I need an adapter for the molex plug to the one that's on my power supply...is that something I can get at, say, Best Buy, or do I have to order it from NewEgg or Tiger Direct? My case has a large number of fans, so all of the fan jumpers are in use. I need to stick with keeping the H80 fans plugged into the pump and the pump plugged into its own fan jumper.
I've been tinkering around inside my machines since 1996, when I installed my first slave drive and had to screw around with the jumpers for the BIOS to recognize the drive as a slave, so I'm used to things going wrong when I work on machines, but I don't do it a whole lot, so each time I tinker there's some new technology that forces me to problem solve. This is my first build from scratch, since I'm disgusted with my previous PC from Dell which uses nothing in standard configs so you can't modify yourself. My heat sink fan died and I bought a new cooling unit, but Dell cocks their processors 45 degrees in relation to the holes for mounting a heat sink, and makes them slightly off from the standard screw points. I had no intention of ordering parts from them, so I decided to build my machine on my own. Clearly, my knowledge is lacking a bit, although I got most everything hooked up properly.
I'm considering hooking up the stock cooler that came with my chip just to be able to get Windows installed and get the basics done for the new machine, but really, I'd like to get that stuff done with the H80 and move to overclocking. I spent the money for a decent chip and motherboard, so I want to get the most out of them right off the bat.
Edited by Moonshae - 5/11/12 at 7:48pm