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Hi so I really want to try running a real water cooling loop in my system but I'm nervous about leakage and stuff, so I was thinking about making a second computer lol to test it on. Can I get your advise if that is a stupid idea , is building your own loop hard, and how much is it to build a loop (CPU, 2 GPU ). And what are of the chances of leakage happening ? Thanks for your help
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post #2 of 84
use de ionized water, it if leaks, it won't conduct electricity and kill anything. Probably a couple hundred for CPU, GPU1, GPU2, tubing, rads, pump, and fans.
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post #3 of 84
Leakage is dependent on how well you put the pieces together. But generally, it doesn't happen if you take your time and leak test.
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Well first off you should leak test ANY watercooling system a minimum of 24 hours before plugging up the PSU and powering on the COMP. Aso for non-conductive liquids. There are many non-conductive comercially available liquid cooling options. Fear of water near electronics should not stop you on this quest.
 
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post #5 of 84
Everybody was nervous about their first loop leaking.

By all means, test it on another computer. Or, just build the loop in an empty case and work out your build there (that's what I did).

A loop is as hard or easy as you make it; buy one pre-built or build your own custom loop with custom blocks, etc.

You'll have to shop the prices yourself. You'll have to decide what you want/need and go from there.

After you learn from a 'test build' and get your feet wet (pun intended ) you'll know what it takes to make a leak proof loop and will have 100% confidence of no leaks.

Have fun with it, that's the point!
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How easy is it and is de ionized water and distilled water the same thing or no lol
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post #7 of 84
I Would recommend Compression fittings i've never had a leak problem with those.. there are more expensive but they also looks really good on your rig, when you complete the loop let it run for a few hrs in that way you will be able to detect any leaks, you can also test your loop outside the case for a few hrs...
    
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Sorry about the last comment you all commented before I.could lol
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Use something like this. Easier to see if its leaking and will not damage parts. http://www.xoxide.com/fluid-xp-extre...lant-blue.html
 
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post #10 of 84
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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset View Post
How easy is it and is de ionized water and distilled water the same thing or no lol
Technically the same. Just different processes used. Just nab some distilled water.
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