Leak testing for an hour now, so far so good.
Couple things I didn't expect (and questions):
- Radiators (XSPC RX120 & RX360) making dripping/leaking water sound. This may be normal, I just expected the loop to be completely silent other than the pumps and maybe slight ambiance of flowing water (but not dripping water ambiance). Is this normal? Here's a video I made real quick of the sound, you may have to turn volume way up:
- Pumps are decently loud, but nothing unexpected with two of them (2 x MCP355 through EK DDC Dual Top). The only thing I find odd, which may be completely normal, is a sound that to me sounds like frying water. That said, the reservoir has water (200ml-300ml) so the pump is definitely not running dry. I guess that's just the normal sound, or that is the sound with the pressure intensified as it's going through the EK dual top. Nonetheless, here's a video of the sound and maybe you guys can tell me if it's normal (turn volume up):
- When initially filling the loop I filled the reservoir to 300ml, turn on pumps, let water flow, stop pumps, fill reservoir to 300ml, repeat. Until the reservoir stopped draining. When the reservoir stopped draining I sat idly watching. At about 15 seconds the reservoir shot down to 100ml, and I stopped the pumps. When I turned off power the reservoir water shot up to 300ml. I turned the pumps on again, water went down to 100ml and then I filled the reservoir to 300ml while pumps were running. The pumps have been running since stabilized at 300ml. My concern is if I turn off the pumps, is the water going to shoot up past 350ml (roughly maximum capacity) and overflow outside?
- Also pump/reservoir related: it's been about an hour now and the reservoir was at 300ml but has slowly reached 200ml, I take it this is normal on first run and it will eventually stop lowering?
Just for reference, my loop is:
Res -> Dual Top Pumps -> 360 -> CPU -> 120 -> GPU #1 -> GPU #2
The 360 (mounted at the top) is the highest elevated component, followed by the reservoir.
If all goes well I will post my work log soon. Here's a picture of the leak testing. (towel crazy)