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water cooling tomorrow advice needed

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Hello Everyone,

I got all of my water cooling parts in and I am going to install tomorrow, befor e i install into pc what steps should i take to ensure nothing leaks, also what can i use to leak test I don't want to use coolant because it might be a waste.

Thank you
post #2 of 3
Leak test with straight distilled/deionized water. (although to be honest since it's just for a few hours I usually just use filtered tap water.) If you install all your fittings properly, O-rings where they should be, and use proper hose securing techniques (compression fittings properly mounted, good barbs and clamps, or, if you're feeling particularly confident, smaller tubing on larger barbs) then you *shouldn't* leak. Although, there's always the chance of a bad block, loose fitting, etc. etc. So be vigilant and stuff that computer full of paper towels.
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Just take your time and dont rush. Have paper towels around your build and a spare towel in case of a major leak. Make sure you put the tubing on after you install the fittings so the tubing doest twist. Dont use any tools hand tight is enough.

Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGtZiPQ8z8w and part 2. Its an excellent guide and covers everything.
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