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So I spent over $5000 on this computer, and I had a friend of mine come over and build it. He built most of it and said that he would come back tomorrow to finish setting up the water cooling. I have these 2 Zalman Pumps for my graphics processors or whatever they're called. Anyway I didn't feel like waiting an entire day for him to set up the watercooling, so I figured I'd do it myself. I went outside, took my computer with me, and filled the computer with as much water from the hose as I could. So then I plugged the pumps in and put the tubes into the water, and tried turning on the computer, but all I heard was a pop and then nothing happened. What did I do wrong? My friend made my account on this website for me, he said to come here if I needed help.
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post #2 of 22
Jesus Christ, what have you done. Such a waste.
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post #3 of 22
Edit; STOP assuming every newbie that makes a drastic mistake is a troll, okay guys? It's tiresome.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kishnav View Post
I went outside, took my computer with me, and filled the computer with as much water from the hose as I could. So then I plugged the pumps in and put the tubes into the water, and tried turning on the computer, but all I heard was a pop and then nothing happened.
Okay, hold on. First, water from the hose isn't exactly a good idea, primarily if that's city water.

Second, you put the tubes in the water? Or did you mean you put water in the tubes? Edit 2; had to read that a bit more carefully to realize you filled the whole system with water. That's... not how water cooling is supposed to work.

Third, do you have a link to the pumps, and how did you power them?

Where did it sound like the pop came from?
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post #4 of 22
I think there is a reason why your friend was building the system and not you.
post #5 of 22
Seriously? Dry your components and test them one by one if they work first. I don't really believe you though...
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Edit; STOP assuming every newbie that makes a drastic mistake is a troll, okay guys? It's tiresome.

Okay, hold on. First, water from the hose isn't exactly a good idea, primarily if that's city water.

Second, you put the tubes in the water? Or did you mean you put water in the tubes?

Third, do you have a link to the pumps, and how did you power them?

Where did it sound like the pop came from?
What you're saying is that you believe people actually can be that stupid, and therefore by extension you have given up on life and humanity.
post #7 of 22
Patience is a virtue

You could have patiently waited for your friend to finish your build

or

You could have patiently gone through the proper materials to learn how build a watercooled system properly.

Lesson learned!
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post #8 of 22
Did you say hose?

I found the problem, maybe you should've let your friend do it.
 
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
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I think there is a reason why your friend was building the system and not you.
omg thissss qft

If you have 5 grand to blow and don't know what you're doing, let a professional, or at least someone who knows how to do it, finish the job

Call your friend and have him diagnose it. You're not gonna get much help here judging your first post
 
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post #10 of 22
I am really finding this hard to believe. To be honest, even if is true there is nothing that we can do to help. OP has to find what burnt and not try to do this again himself.
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