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Ive now got my Armor case and watercooling ready and i want to try it out, but i have a question do i have to have the power into the motherboard throught the 24pin plug as well as fitting as the pump and radiator

Thanks in advance

EDIT: I also want to keep the waterblock for the cpu outside the case, so i dont want the power to the cpu on
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post #2 of 11
I don't know that I understand the question....

Yes, all components and peripherals will be plugged in. And on as many seperate lines as the PSU's cables permit. The 24-pin cable should not have any other connectors on it...

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I just want to see if there are any leaks in the system, so i dont want to actually turn the whole pc on, just the watercooling
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post #4 of 11
I think you are asking if you could just power up the watercooling pumps without having the components plugged in?

Im not sure but doesn't the water cooling still work with the sensors for CPU temp, or is it just a closed sperate system?

Jumping on here as its a question that may seem silly, but its quite a first step querstion id like an answer to also
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I see.

Okay... have you ever "jumped" a PSU?

If not unplug it from the wall. Use a paperclip in a "U" shape and connect the green pin to either of the black ones on either side.

If you are uncertain which ones to jump, post a pic of your 24-pin connector and I will circle them for you.

At this point you will be able to power on the PSU w/o plugging the 24-pin connector into the motherboard.

Plaug the peripherals that you want to test into molex connectors and plug the unit into the wall socket. Note: if your PSU does not have a power switch the peripherals will power on, so be prepared.

Is that what you meant?
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I see.

Okay... have you ever "jumped" a PSU?

If not unplug it from the wall. Use a paperclip in a "U" shape and connect the green pin to either of the black ones on either side.

If you are uncertain which ones to jump, post a pic of your 24-pin connector and I will circle them for you.

At this point you will be able to power on the PSU w/o plugging the 24-pin connector into the motherboard.

Plaug the peripherals that you want to test into molex connectors and plug the unit into the wall socket. Note: if your PSU does not have a power switch the peripherals will power on, so be prepared.

Is that what you meant?
Ok then i think i get you, yeah that is what i meant. Thanks a lot
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Ok then i think i get you, yeah that is what i meant. Thanks a lot
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Ok easy done Syr, i was wrong BigDave, you can do it

Hey what will the water be cooling? Getting specs up?
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Ok easy done Syr, i was wrong BigDave, you can do it

Hey what will the water be cooling? Getting specs up?
Just the cpu, will be as soon as its working lol
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post #10 of 11
Before you power anything up I would jumpstart your PSU and only plug in the pump. Leave it like that for at least a couple of hours and put some paper towel down under your components, you can then inspect the paper towel for any dampness. If you have UV coolant you can also see little leaks with your UV light powered.

Anyway, don't power anything untill after a good leak test. I wish I had followed that advise at first. I didn't and got a couple of drops in my PSU...two week later I was finally up and running when my new PSU got here

I actually use a separate 12V power supply to do mine, but if you don't have it, you can bridge the green and a black wire on your 24 pin to power up the PSU and then just plug in your pump.

Here is the jumpstart instructions:
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html

As tempting as it is...don't rush it..speaking from painful experience here..
    
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