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When i test the water cooling setup, should i do it with nothing in the case? or should i test it with only the water cooling setup plugged in and everything else just unplugged?
My water cooling system is part of my case, so i dont have to have the motherboard and stuff in it.
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I put all my stuff in and test. Just leave your motherboard and other stuff unplugged.
    
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post #3 of 13
put paper towels around the hose plugs and let it bleed.
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I put all my stuff in and test. Just leave your motherboard and other stuff unplugged.
You will have to jump 2 pins of the PSU . idiq shows how this is done on another thread. With the pins jumped, you can plug everything into the PSU without plugging the 24 pin to the motherboard. Everything in the setup except the motherboard will get power letting you run the watercooling setup for 24 hours. Watch it for the first few and work on getting the air bubbles out.
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post #5 of 13
It's a good idea to leave it all out and test with just the blocks and tubing, but I like a little risk.

Come to think of it...I did fry a PSU with water

The paper towel trick works good.
    
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post #6 of 13
lol Martin, just like me, i put all my stuff together and with no leak test nothing...i fire it up!! haha
Gungho style. So ironic that with all that water in my case, i fried my 8800GTS by putting AS5 on the volate regulators and that shorted one out haha.

Just yesterday i was securing my MOSFET clams as i replaced them with the xipties i had, and splash, all over my 8800GTS, this is the RMA'ed one also btw, also was holding a small maglite torch and that fell onto my 8800 GTS haha.
Here is a pic of what happened when the torch fell on it, a little dent....think its worth an RMA or something like that? runs fine thought...
pics:ITS THE MIDDLE ONE


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post #7 of 13
I would rma it if I could ... that's a Surface Mount Capacitor ... it may start to bleed off eratically without it's full casing present.

Best not to chance it if at all possible.
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finally JoE!! lol, you know what it is....
what do you mean by bleed off?
will it effect more other hardware if it does bleed off?
what does a Surface Mount Capacitor do?
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post #9 of 13
Made this thread on the NVIDIA thread....this is what gonX said:

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Well it IS a trimmer/diode, and if it doesn't explode right away (like mine did), everything is fine.
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post #10 of 13
"trimmer/diode" ?

The diode is directly above that piece ... but mounted on the opposite side ... as far as I can tell anyway.

A capacitor is designed to be a sort of battery ... that's the easiest way for me to describe it ... it takes on a charge until it reaches it's "set point" so to speak, and then discharges that back out along the line ... and the cycle continues on and on ... if damaged, a capacitor will "bleed" the charge out prematurely.

Here's a link with a pic of some types of "caps" ( short for capacitor ) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor

Regardless ... I'd RMA that puppy before it decides to puke on you when you least expect it to.
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