Originally Posted by mandrix
Yeah it was all confusing to me at first, for sure. Once you figure it all out it doesn't seem like a big deal, but the initial learning curve is steep.
The rpm header on the LT/PA2 you can use to run a 3 pin fan wire to your cpu fan socket on the motherboard, it will output a constant rpm signal so you can configure the bios on the mobo to take appropriate action if the signal isn't present. Some boards can use the lack of a cpu fan signal to shut down the pc if configured correctly.
The Aquaero and PA2's are some really nice tech. The PA2's will actually function independently or will fold right into the Aquasuite software as extra fan, temp sensor, and flow sensor channels when an Aquaero is present.
Very nice info here. Thanks for sharing this!
Well guys, I truly found out the purpose of a leak test last night. Since my first loop (posted a few pages back) was such crap (and it never leaked), and my new loop is so clean, I was a bit overconfident that I wouldn't see any leaks. Well, I was right in a way, but ultimately wrong.
The connection leaked at the rotary seal (meaning there was nothing I could have done to prevent the leak, since there is nothing to screw in-unless I would have individually tested it outside of the loop first). So it was a failed/faulty fitting.
I got very very lucky that I didn't drown my PSU, as I was finished filling the loop and about to walk away for a bit when I noticed that the bottom of my case was flooding.
Thankfully I had paper towels covering the bottom of the case as well. I didn't do this on the first loop, but something made me do it on the 2nd loop, I have no idea why...
Thankfully I had another one of the same fittings. 3 hours of run time, and no leaks. I am very confident with the connections that I made, but I will be keeping an eye on all rotary seals and O-rings...
This thing was leaking heavily though, which is good in some respects, since it happened sooner than later.
The next update will provide some valuable lessons as well
PS- also contacted performance-pc, they are letting me return this fitting and all the other unused fittings that I don't want/need, so that is nice. The leak wasn't anyone's fault but bitspower. But this is the first fitting that I have seen or heard that leaked from Bitspower, so I just got unlucky I guess. I will admit that I like the koolance fitting design better than Bitspower, but they don't offer the crystal link setup.Edited by ballnuts - 12/11/12 at 1:28pm