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post #101 of 140
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Originally Posted by Systemlord View Post

Seasonic manufactures power supplies for Corsair, one thing unique to Seasonic's brand power supplies is of a pull design meaning unless there's a significant power draw the PSU will not power-on! I'm not sure if the Corsair is of the same design, know though it's digitally controlled.

Your correct apparently you can't jumper the AX1200i. That is really problematic because you need to pulse the pumps in order to purge air before you run it in a live system.

I would check to see if pushing the self test button will supply power to the 12v rail. If not you need to find another way to run those pumps.
Edited by Linkdead - 1/19/13 at 12:28pm
post #102 of 140
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Wow ok lot of info. Unfortunately I am away from home at the moment but I do have a few questions. First off u have tried only one pump at a time and that made no difference. I also want to clarify that these pumps are not struggling to produce flow... They are not working at all!!! No noise no struggle no jack! So I will try to relieve the air pressure thing but its nit like I can hear them struggling or anything...

The molex thing about pins not having contact is a good possibility so that I will definitely try and check. But because I'm connectin them all the way I find it hard to believ that neither connection could get a good contact but I will make sure.

The power supply issue of not being jump able is the one that is puzzling to me. Not only have I jumped it and made optical drive and fans power on but I watched a corsair rep jump a psu of theirs with a paper clip on some info video so it seems like something that isn't totally impossible...

The reduced power draw could be an issue and I did note that when I powered my fans on they honestly didn't seem to be spinning that fast. They were completely silent even when putting my ear right next to them. Again, I'm a total noob so thaey could be working perfectly as intended... I wouldn't really know. The fan controller didn't seem to change the spin rate however which was also puzzling ...

Ill try the self test button to see if that makes a dofference. That is a great idea because that is Definitly powering the psu on as should power the components at least briefly. But maybe that also has limited power due to its nature of just a system check off.

Has anyone specifically jumped a corsair psu that could comment on its jumping limitations? I'm really beginning to rule out the pumps as faulty. There is just no way both would have the same obscure issue...

Also maybe link a cheap psu that I can order this weekend that you guys have personal experience jumping and using to full loop with pumps... Thanks
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When I leak test I use one of these, it has a 4-pin molex connector that plug directly into the pump! This way I don't have my PSU powered on and risk anything happening!
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great news!!! so over the weekend i ordered the molex tester that systemlord linked and it has yet to arrive but should maybe tomorrow... i just got home from out of town a few minutes ago and ran to test the pumps again... i tried and again no peep from the pumps when i jumped the psu... but then i unplugged everything but the molex and decided to try the self test button........... and BOOM!!!! the pumps both kick in and water starts blowing!!!! so ive pulsed it a bunch of times and the loop is now full !! this basically confirms the fact that the jump on these psu is not a full jump and is being throttled way back, not enough to power things like pumps i guess...

anyways happy that both pumps and psu are not duds!!!
so now onto the new question. my loop is full and there are no leaks but unfortunately the self test button can only be held down manually and on top of that the psu fan turns off in about 10 sec but the power keeps on running the pumps... im afraid to keep holding it down because i dont want to overheat the psu by continuing to power pumps with no fan cooling...

additionally i cant really do a full leak test because the pumps cant stay running for 24 hours...

so..... do i just keep doing some pulses over the next few hours and wait for leaks to come? or can i start hooking up the components and test those?(mobo, gpu, cpu)

if i hook stuff up i guess ill have to set up the monitor and figure out the basic stuff that i want to run to verify that main components are functioning.. would appreciate help here tongue.gif

also random question... when i hook up the sli video cards, do i only connect the top card or do both cards have to have a connection via hdmi or dci... do this with a dvi splitter? (noob tongue.gif)

let me know!! excited that everything is working now!
post #106 of 140
Nice build! I also just finished up a Merlin SM8 water cooled build and am loving it. Anyways, I would probably tilt and turn the case some more while running the pump to make sure you're rid of as much air as possible. In regards to the SLI setup, if it's anything like Crossfire, just make sure the bridge (that strip-like thing) is connected between the cards, plug in the DVI to the top card, and you're good to go!
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You wont overheat your PSU by running just the pumps tongue.gif

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even if the fan is not running?


and besides ill have to hold the button don which im not going to do for hours...

so how long i wait till i hook up components and give it a test?
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even if the fan is not running?


and besides ill have to hold the button don which im not going to do for hours...

so how long i wait till i hook up components and give it a test?

You have hardly any loud on your PSU, it will be fine without the fan. And why not tape the button down?

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so should i leave it pumping all night and then tomorrow hook my components up?
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