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Using the PSU to Test WC Loop

post #1 of 13
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All of my build is now on it's way!

My final question here is how do I actually test the loop without allowing all of the other components to turn on?

From what I read, the fastest and easiest way is to build the setup, put it all together inside the case, and then JUST RUN THE PUMPS FROM THE PSU. How is this done if everything else is plugged in?

I just don't want any of the parts to get fried if I just turn the computer on.

Thanks so much!
post #2 of 13
You disconnect everything and then use a paperclip to connect the green wire and any black wire on the psu's 24 pin connector.
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by nicksasa View Post
You disconnect everything and then use a paperclip to connect the green wire and any black wire on the psu's 24 pin connector.
^ This.-
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this is why i have a pos rosewill psu laying around for moments like this.. Nutz to unplugging all your components just to fill your look.
    
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post #5 of 13
Just connect your pump's power. Make sure your power supply is disconnected from everything else including power. Use the paper clip trick described with photos below:

http://aphnetworks.com/lounge/turn_o...aperclip_trick

Connect power cable to your PSU. Watch your pump start up and dance
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rofl I just installed and made sure everything is secure... cba doing that PSU thing
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post #7 of 13
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rofl I just installed and made sure everything is secure... cba doing that PSU thing
That's quite a gamble. I don't doubt your ability to correctly secure and set up the loop, but the components themselves may be faulty.

The PSU "trick" takes 10 seconds to set up and then plugging your components back in takes another 20 seconds.
 
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post #8 of 13
My PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 can't be turned on by shorting the pins. Am I doing something wrong? It does work on an older PSU though.
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My PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 can't be turned on by shorting the pins. Am I doing something wrong? It does work on an older PSU though.
Some psu's require a load to power on, either plug in a fan or you can also put a high value resistor (~10k+ ohm) between 12v and gnd but in most cases a fan or two should be enough.
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post #10 of 13
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Well I have 2 pumps that I would like to test simultaneously. Does this still work?

I think I'm missing a concept or something. Why can't you just unplug everything except for the pumps and then plug it into the wall and turn it on?
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