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That would be a good idea.

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I'm glad to see you got the pumps and your loop working. Your PSU fan will only turn on when it is required, just running the pumps it will likely never turn on.

For leak testing I personally run a loop for 24 hours. Very small leaks can happen and the only way to be sure is to run your loop for an extended period.

Are you planning on just powering everything on to make sure nothing is DOA? If that is the case I would just check for minor leaks for an hour or so, power everything on and check. You can't really run any hard benchmarks with such a small rad. In my opinion check for DOA components, build your case and final loop, then do stress testing with IBT, Prime95 blend, and Heaven. In my experience if your equipment is going to fail it will either be DOA, fail during benchmarking, or randomly fail years later.

For SLI you plug in only one port.
post #113 of 140
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yeah im really not wanting to do lots of tests before everything is in the case...
just wanting to make sure the components are working and i didnt get a dud... so ill probably just leave it on overnight and then turn them off in the morning before work, when i come home i can then hook it all up...

what can i do do make sure everything is powered on? like is there a quick test to make sure both gpus are recognized and working as well as cpu and ram? thanks for the list of tests for when everything is complete, that will be very helpful!
post #114 of 140
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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?

The high end PSU's are designed to run without the fan turning when they are under light load. Its called silent mode or something similar.
The fans are deliberately turned completely off until a certain ammount of load is put on the PSU
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yeah but it doesnt seem that the test button was designed to do something like this... tht was my only concern... im sure the psu can handle it but i believe the fan turns off immediately due to the nature of test button.... it just so happened that i can continue to hold it down and supply adequate power to the pumps in that fashion.... either way i found small leak again on stupid dual bay res and just tightened the **** out of everything on it and no leaks.... honestly i may just superglue the edges or seal with something before i put in my case because i cant be bothered with more leaks from that thing anymore...

so i guess i can proceed with connecting the other components? again what is a quick way to tell that they are all functioning? i assume there is some sort of status check off in the bios?
post #116 of 140
Look... this may sound a bit rude but it seems to me like you don't quite know what the heck you're doing... either you are over thinking it or you have done very little reading on the proper procedure of getting a water cooling computer built. I suggest you read up some more and then get building.

Don't superglue anything water cooling related, just dumb.

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sorry dude im a noob but i know i can do this so thanks for your help...

in other news... i did it!!!!
turned it on after hooking it all up and it ******* worked!!!!! most satisfying feeling ever! bios was awesome and easy in this rampage extreme and i hooked up the new monitor and it was gorgeous with no dead pixels!!!

i also installed windows on the 840 pro and set the ram to 2133... tried at 2400 but the system kept crashing so maybe i have to overclock mobo to get 2400? idk...

gonna tear it all down and start the real build in the case!!! im so pumped and excited!!!

unfortunately there was still that stupid small leak from dual bay res and although small will be an issue.... any recommendations on how to seal this thing? is there some sealant i can use on the small grooves on bottom that will keep this water in??? really dont want to take it all apart again because i feel like that just opens more potential for new leaks...

thanks for all the help guys and stay tuned for good stuff!! took a couple pics that ill upload when i get home from dinner tonight
post #118 of 140
Where is the leak can you take a picture? It should not leak, if it is the o-ring is not seated correctly in the grooves. It probably slipped out during reassembly or you accidentally warped the front acrylic during reassembly. You need to torque the screws down in a star pattern starting from the center and working out.
post #119 of 140
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i feel like the leak is coming from the bottom actually where you are able to take the plug out to make it one combined res.... there is a chance that it is coming from front but the leak that i have seen is from the corner of that bottom piece im talking about...

when i break down this test station ill re assemble it all and see if i can get everything sorted with the leak.. cause i feel like it is an o-ring issue as well but i thought i did a good job of seating it last time frown.gif

ill check that and probably just do a small closed loop with pump and test that on its own for a while to see if it leaks again...
post #120 of 140
Glad you got the AC to DC adapter because there very useful and to cord is loooong! thumb.gif
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