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Hello Overclkers.. This is my first experience with water cooling. I have the W4 RGB water block, PR22 cylinder with water pump, (2) Riing12 fans, and an RL240 radiator for my Formula IX motherboard. I will be overclocking this rig with the i7 7700k and 4133 memory. Because of my case, I have positioned the pump on its side because thats the only way it will fit with my mandingo graphix card. I assume it can still pump water on its side, if not.. I'll tackle that bridge when i get there. I will have the computer on its side when i fill the pump and for testing purposes, so that the pump is up right to begin with.

The first question I have is about preventing leaks. I assume the little hole on top that goes down a narrow tube in the cylinder is for filling the pump. After filling the pump, I want to prevent leaks. I purchaged Permatex to help with that. I'm wondering if I apply the sealant just under the horizontal surface of the cap where it meets the cylinder head or do i apply it to the threads as well to prevent leakage. That same question goes for the g1/4 inch fittings as well. Do I want to get that sealant in on the threads to prevent leaks on my video card or mother board? Also is it safe if some of it touches the o-ring? It designed to seal, so I'm hoping I made the right choice in product.

Snd question.. My motherboard. It has 4 RGB headers. 2 are for the armor lighting, and I've put the W4 RGB water block in the 3rd because I didnt want to use the control box it came with, I was wondering if i could put 2 daisy chained strings of led lights y-adaptered with the water block and put the 2 riing 12 fans on a Y adapter into the 4th? The fans are 1500 rpm max and size 120x120. Even though I'm new to RGB and water cooling.. I'm good at figuring things out. Some suggestions and advisement would be appreciated. Am looking forward to being a contributing member to this community.

Thanks in advance.

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The pump is attached and sits underneath the reservoir correct? Just fill the reservoir, not sure why you keep saying you will fill the pump.

You can use y adapters for that purpose.
 
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im a newb... newbs do newb stuff. Thanks for the info. I'm gona order some adapters.
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There's no need to use a sealant on the threads. The o-ring is what makes the seal, just make sure its tight, but don't over tighten, that will damage/deform the o-ring and cause a leak.
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I use a little loctite blue on metal to plastic connections. No need for permatex.
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I don't want to chance it. I don't want any chance of leakage, even though I know leaks are. not always preventable. I will feel much safer with a backup plan for leaks. So if I'm not putting the Permatex on a threads.. I guess I'm just putting it around the O-ring? But not touching? I don't feel very comfortable with just the O-ring alone. I've seen leaks on YouTube, and I don't want my equipment damaged
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I don't want to chance it. I don't want any chance of leakage, even though I know leaks are. not always preventable. I will feel much safer with a backup plan for leaks. So if I'm not putting the Permatex on a threads.. I guess I'm just putting it around the O-ring? But not touching? I don't feel very comfortable with just the O-ring alone. I've seen leaks on YouTube, and I don't want my equipment damaged

The safest way is to leak test with air. Otherwise just take your time, make sure all your connections are good. When filling/leak testing you want to jump the psu or use a spare psu to power just the pump. That way if you do get a leak, you won't fry your components. IMO adding the permatex will only cause problems.
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Welcome to the forum, and to the hobby smile.gif

Your anxiety about leaks is of course completely rational and logical, however, PC watercooling gear that seals with orings has become the industry standard for a reason. It works really well. The cooling loops are under very low pressure and the orings are sealing static joints. There is no movement to induce wear, so once installed correctly the chance of a leak is very, very small. As the guys have said, Air testing is the best way to go.

Extra sealing measures like silicon tape or other compounds will only cause more harm than good. Honestly. if it was an issue at all we would all be doing it and fighting over which extra sealant system was better wink.gif
The only times I have seen people do things like that it was when they were describing how it caused damage or polluted the coolant.

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The first question I have is about preventing leaks. I assume the little hole on top that goes down a narrow tube in the cylinder is for filling the pump.

The port in the top of the reservoir without the tube is for filling, the port with the tube into the reservoir is for the loop return line. The internal drop tube is a simple air lock system that means that once coolant fills to the level of the base of the tube it eliminates splashing noise and prevents the risk of overflow if other components are placed 'up hill' in the loop.

The PR22 will work fine on its side. It just reduces the useful volume before the pump will suck air while filling the loop but if you do that while its vertical then of course, no probs.
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Im pretty set on using the permatex or some sort of waterproof thread locker. You are right.. It is stress, but still.. What I've seen.. Im definitely using a backup. Im assuming I put the permatex sealant around the oring but not touching? Or would it be safer to go with water proof loctite around the threads?
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