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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.
their are many you can buy yes, but you shoun't buy any. they are all overpriced and perform worse then distilled water which is the least conductive as well
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Hey fat_italian_stallion how do i run the loop without power on the computer to do my leak testing?
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Fluid: Distilled water and a kill coil. Just did my first loop a few weeks ago, that's what I used.
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Ya I bought the kill coil , and il buy the water when it all arrives
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To test your WC system without powering it up disconenct the PSU from everything in your case. The connect it up to the pump only. To get it to turn on you will then need to do this:

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html
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Hey fat_italian_stallion how do i run the loop without power on the computer to do my leak testing?
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html

Your answer is there I use a spare cheapo PSU to do this with or you can merely unplug the cables from your vid cards and motherboard so that the only thing connected is your pump during leak testing when you jump it.
    
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Thanks for all the help
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i havnt got the parts yet for my build but when i put it together i should leave enough slack to be able to pull out the reservoir out the front?
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Yes, I would leave enough slack to do that. It's really handy when filling and draining your loop to be able to do that.
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post #50 of 84
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oh and one last thing, might sound like a dumb question but the killcoil goes in the reservoir right?
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