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Ok boys just got my W/C setup and ran overnight. No leaks so far.
Yes AS5 on all heatsinks.
Idle temp: 29-30c No load test yet.

Question:
Would it be safe to say its ok to start running the Aquamark3 and PC mark tests?
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Running benchmarks are not going to make it leak. Is that what you are worried about? I would recomend checking load temps first just to see if the water block is making a full connection.
    
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist
Running benchmarks are not going to make it leak. Is that what you are worried about? I would recomend checking load temps first just to see if the water block is making a full connection.
No its not leaking.
I just want to find out my load temps. Just to make sure all is well before i tear it up on BF2.
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Yeah its perfectly fine to start benchmarking.
Just to let you know. When you first start running the watercooling the temperatures are 2-3 C lower than they will be in an hour or so. This is because right when you start the water is at room temperature and unless you have the best setup out there, your water wont go back down to room temperature. Like my cpu was idling at 30 C when I started my computer after setting up my watercooling then it rose to around 33-34 C and stayed there always.
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Originally Posted by bigval
Yeah its perfectly fine to start benchmarking.
Just to let you know. When you first start running the watercooling the temperatures are 2-3 C lower than they will be in an hour or so. This is because right when you start the water is at room temperature and unless you have the best setup out there, your water wont go back down to room temperature. Like my cpu was idling at 30 C when I started my computer after setting up my watercooling then it rose to around 33-34 C and stayed there always.
Well mine booted freshly at 30c, let it run all night and found it at 29c. ((Is good i hope)). Beings that i dont have those load a** Tornado'a anymore, i plan on keeping it on all the time.
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Yeah, that's really nice. I idle at 29, 28 on a good day, with room temps around 70F/18-19C. Your mileage may vary depending on room temp. For instance, a gross generalization could be that you idle around 10-12C above room temp.
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