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I think by and large the order isn't a huge issue: but then I am a newb too at WCing. System I am getting ready to put under water only has room for a pair of 240's and thats really pushing it for a pair of Titans and 3820 - which I am gonna go pump - Rad - CPU - Rad - GPU's - Res, so I figure I'll work the bocks on the cards out of case, block on the mobo out of case, and then slip the rads into the case followed by the pump-res, then Mobo and GPU's, since in a 350 they will pretty much take up the most room area wise.
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Ok another question for the seasoned veterans

Is there a specific order you prefer to put everything together when you get all your parts? I'm guessing get the CPU and GPU blocks installed, mount the radiators/fans, and screw on your fittings? Then what?

Screw on the fittings first, make sure they are tightened. then install it all in the case and start routing tubes.
Make sure all the bends are good and not kinking in any way. If they kink, than you will have to put angle fittings to ease up the bends.
When everything is put together, you can:
A: Unscrew everything and take it all out of the system for filling / leak test.
B: Keep everything in the case, put paper towels under every fitting / connection and do the filling / leak test inside the case.
I used plan B since that is by fare the easiest method. Just let the pump run for a few hours before powering on your system to eliminate any chance of leaks.

Im guessing you already know how to power on the pump WITHOUT having any power to the mobo / CPU / GPUs? If not, do ask smile.gif Ill be happy to explain.

*Edit
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I think by and large the order isn't a huge issue: but then I am a newb too at WCing. System I am getting ready to put under water only has room for a pair of 240's and thats really pushing it for a pair of Titans and 3820 - which I am gonna go pump - Rad - CPU - Rad - GPU's - Res, so I figure I'll work the bocks on the cards out of case, block on the mobo out of case, and then slip the rads into the case followed by the pump-res, then Mobo and GPU's, since in a 350 they will pretty much take up the most room area wise.

Yes, The order is of little importance, only thing is to have reservoir (Edit*)directly in front of pump so the pump NEVER runs dry.
In your case, with 2xtitan, ppl tend to have; GPU-GPU->Rad-Res/pump so the water going to the res gets cooled a bit before entering the pump / res.
I would only do this if it is possible without destroying the clean look though.

Edit*
Before the pump (aka, feeding the pump)
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 11/9/13 at 11:02am
 
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Screw on the fittings first, make sure they are tightened. then install it all in the case and start routing tubes.
Make sure all the bends are good and not kinking in any way. If they kink, than you will have to put angle fittings to ease up the bends.
When everything is put together, you can:
A: Unscrew everything and take it all out of the system for filling / leak test.
B: Keep everything in the case, put paper towels under every fitting / connection and do the filling / leak test inside the case.
I used plan B since that is by fare the easiest method. Just let the pump run for a few hours before powering on your system to eliminate any chance of leaks.

Im guessing you already know how to power on the pump WITHOUT having any power to the mobo / CPU / GPUs? If not, do ask smile.gif Ill be happy to explain.
Thanks, I'll take any and all tips you can spare smile.gif

Powering the pump is just the paper clip trick right? Everything unplugged except for the 24-pin?
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Thanks, I'll take any and all tips you can spare smile.gif

Powering the pump is just the paper clip trick right? Everything unplugged except for the 24-pin?

Yes, everything unplugged, ALSO the 24-pin smile.gif
How would you even paper clip it if it wasnt unplugged? wink.gif
Meaning, unplugged from the mobo, plugged in the PSU.

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Thanks, I'll take any and all tips you can spare smile.gif

Powering the pump is just the paper clip trick right? Everything unplugged except for the 24-pin?

The paper clip trick thumb.gif

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Yes, everything unplugged, ALSO the 24-pin smile.gif
How would you even paper clip it if it wasnt unplugged? wink.gif
Meaning, unplugged from the mobo, plugged in the PSU.

Good luck!
hahaha it was late, my brain farted out. My 24-pin is sleeved though, but I'm sure there are diagrams out in the googleverse somewhere.
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hahaha it was late, my brain farted out. My 24-pin is sleeved though, but I'm sure there are diagrams out in the googleverse somewhere.

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The green(PS_ON) and any black(COM) will do. I usually use the COM right next to the PS_ON as hes own pic shows.
 
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Hey guys. So I'm in the planning stages of a watercooling loop for CPU and GPU. Have a rough idea on the components I want but what do you connect the fans to? There will be 6 fans in total on rads, my mobo (Asrock z77 Extreme 4) has 2 CPU fan headers. Do I just connect them all to the PSU and have em run full whack all the time, even through an silent low voltage adapter thing? Or is there a way set them up to run according to the temps? What about cooling the GPU, it will be a different temp that the CPU or will the cooling be sufficient regardless? There's a built in fan controller on my case, NZXT Phantom 410, could that be utilised or is it safer without, dunno how low the low settings is on the controller. Thanks!
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Hey guys. So I'm in the planning stages of a watercooling loop for CPU and GPU. Have a rough idea on the components I want but what do you connect the fans to? There will be 6 fans in total on rads, my mobo (Asrock z77 Extreme 4) has 2 CPU fan headers. Do I just connect them all to the PSU and have em run full whack all the time, even through an silent low voltage adapter thing? Or is there a way set them up to run according to the temps? What about cooling the GPU, it will be a different temp that the CPU or will the cooling be sufficient regardless? There's a built in fan controller on my case, NZXT Phantom 410, could that be utilised or is it safer without, dunno how low the low settings is on the controller. Thanks!
I dont know about the ASROCK, but the ASUS Sabertooth has a software to run the fans according to the temps. Personally i use a fan controller for my fans, except for the cpu fan because for some reason the motherboard needs a fan connected to that fan header.
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