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post #1 of 6
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Just wondering how many of you leak test before connecting everything in the case

vs.

connecting and mounting everything and just firing it up with paper towels around the barbs for a little bit?
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post #2 of 6
I don't. Mine has worked just fine so far. Then again, I use 1/2" fittings with 7/16" ID tubing, plus zip ties around the base of the barb... It's a tight fit and hasn't leaked yet.
post #3 of 6
I can only leak test on my backup computer as it is easier to just remove the pump and CPU block from the motherboard.

On my main computer, I have my GPU and CPU block so close that it would be a pain to have to remove them and then reattach them. I also have my radiator up top so having to screw that thing filled would be a big pain in the butt.
post #4 of 6
I prime mine and use the paper towels for a little while. As most of the time if you got a leak it will show in that time. About the only time i ever see a leak is the lines not clamped good at the end.

Just jump the green and black wire on the power supply and let it go for a little while. Plus will help you get out the air bubbles by rocking and shaking it. This is why i like my little power supply connection switch, just flip it and your pc pump turns on.
post #5 of 6
I leak test for about 3-4 hours, less and less now that im getting a hang of how tight to tighten fittings and clamp tubing.
post #6 of 6
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thanks you all! I think I will just hook it up and put some paper towels around the barbs for a bit and then let it go! (:
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