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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi everybody,

I have a quick question regarding leak testing my new loop.

I have to do this with the loop installed as my case is only an XL mid tower not a full tower, so breadboarding isn't an option as fully removing and then installing the loop whole just wouldn't be possible, not enough space.

Anyway my question is, would using a second PC to test the pump be ok? What I mean is, a second PC switched on a booted up with a molex cable running from its PSU to the fan controller in my main PC so I don't have to power up the tested rig??

Sorry this might be a derpy question but a little bit if doubt slipped into my mind whether this would be a good idea or not, so I wanted to double check.

Cheers everyone
post #2 of 6
Sure, have fun.
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post #3 of 6
That sounds perfectly OK to me.

I did something similar when I built my loop except I just used a spare PSU and not a whole other PC but it's the same principle.

Just remember to also stuff as much paper towel as you can around all components where water could possibly get to if it leaks.
post #4 of 6
I just jumper mod the psu, bridge the green and any black wire of the 24pin and the psu starts up without anything connected to the pc.
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, really appreciate it. I knew of the paperclip method but I was just reluctant to be sticking metal pins into my nice new PSU.
But I tried it in the end and it worked perfectly...... Plus, no leaks or problems of any sort =D

Cheers guys thumb.gif
post #6 of 6
Make sure you check it regularly.
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