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Is it safe to install cpu Waterblock without a cpu in the socket?

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I'm sending my cpu in for an rma. In the meantime, I'd like to change up somethings with the loop, and leak test the changes. I just want to check that installing an EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition won't damage the socket, if there is no cpu in there.
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post #2 of 6
Yep, just put the socket cover on and don't tighten the screws down all the way.
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I don't see how the socket could be damaged - and I don't even know anything about waterblocks. It's not like there's anything that's protruding that would damage it. It's just a flat thing.

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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Yep, just put the socket cover on and don't tighten the screws down all the way.

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I'd also put something on the bottom of the block to protect it. Blue painters tape comes to mind.
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post #6 of 6
Or just leave the waterblock hanging on the tubes, if your loop layout allows. Works with soft tubing. I did that as part of leak test before I installed everything.
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