Originally Posted by Live_free;12116958
Gotcha. I will post once I have everything just to ask some more questions and the like.
Does this sound good?
Or what should I do? And is connecting the hoses simply clamping them on and tightening?
Then with the kit you just poor water (distilled?) into the res and check connections and fire it up? Any precautions that anyone would advise?
Also I watched some guides and one said it is advised once all together to take it all apart to make sure everything is touching the block. Should I do this? And if I do this would I need to reapply thermal paste and thermal pads?
Loop order doesn't affect temperatures, just use whatever gives you the least amount of tubing. Make sure that the water is flowing into the inlet on the CPU block, everything else can have water flow in either direction.
To connect the hoses first screw the fittings into the blocks and then slide the hose clamp onto the tubing. Then put the tubing over the barb and then tighten the clamp to secure the tubing.
As far as testing goes just unplug the PSU from everything except your pump, and then turn it on by shorting the green wire. This will make sure if you do have a leak (you most likely won't) that it won't harm anything as it will all be off.
You could take the block cover off, but it's easier to just test with temperatures. If you aren't getting under 70C VRM/Memory and <50C GPU core then you have a mounting issue.