Ok guys I need your help again with some stuff.
I should get my watercooling gear tomorrow. I already have the cpu and gpu block which I opened to check that they were fine and clean, I had to fight a bit to replace the o rings on the gpu block but eventually it went fine.
Now I thought that I would rince the rads, and to make sure that the blocks and rads don't have any leaking problems I thought about building a tiny loop in my kitchen, where I would put the res of course, just below the pump and beside the cpu/gpu blocks and rads. I would only plug them one at a time, so I'd have to fill and drain this loop 4 times because I'll be testing 4 components seperatly, one a a time (cpu block, then gpu block, then first rad and finally second rad). Do you think this is a good way to do ? I read a lot about leak testing outside the case, but I'm not sure at all how people mean to do this ? Do they mean the actually put and plug everything in the case and then while everything is plugged take everything out, then fill the loop to leak test and if it's ok put everything back in the case and the tubing still connected and the water still inside the loop ?? Or just leak test the different components outside the case like I plan to do to see if there would be any issue with one of them ? (something other than a fitting not tight enough obviously).
Second thing I'd like help with is about filling and bleeding. The res will be place around the middle of the loop, the pump + 240 rad + gpu block will be under the res and the cpu block + 360 rad above it. I wondered if it would make things any easier at all if I should plug on top of the res a piece of tubing that would go to the top of the case and I would fill it from there ?
The res will be a Phobya Balancer 150. Of course once the loop is filled I would remove that tubing the seal the top with a normal 1/4" plug. But if I put that piece of tubing is there any chance that I fill the loop to much to the point where I cannot remove that tubing anymore because there's constantly water in it ? In that case what should I do ? It may sound stupid but I want to avoid as much as possible problems in my first time putting together a wc loop.