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So I am planning out a new build and am incorporating water cooling from the start instead of adding it in after-build. I've run into a bit of a tricky spot though. I want to make sure my parts aren't defective and as such will do a quick external build to check the motherboard, cpu, graphics card etc. However, the CPU I purchased does not have a stock heatsink included.

How should I go about the external build? I don't know If i should set up the water cooling block on the cpu (especially without a 24hr leak test). I really don't want to buy a heatsink just for this either.

Build Info:
i7 3930k
ASUS Rampage IV extreme
GTX 670
16gb (2x8) ram

Thanks for any advice and tips, you guys are great smile.gif

*Note, it's a custom watercooling setup, not just a cpu cooler like the H100 etc)
Edited by serorannis - 10/14/12 at 6:11pm
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I had to boot up my computer without the pump running to reflow indigo extreme. Just made sure everything was at stock speeds and nothing was under load.

You should probably be fine with just the cpu water block mounted to it. Just watch temps very closely.
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I suggest you do buy a cheap air heatsink. I had problems before and only having the water loops to trouble shoot is a pain in the hu-ha. Having that option allows you to test everything before you mount all the blocks.
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