stalinx20GTX, very cool thread you made. Definitely a place, like me, to come and look up information on watercooling. Your title, though, reminds me of this (lol) :
stalinx20Mods should make this a sticky.
Jbj5000Thank you, this is great and very helpful, I will be linking this to my buddies.
Cool GTXThere are different ways to test for leaks -- the one you listed is one of them -- I'm suspect about the 1 hr test telling you much about small leaks Very small leaks - or if something comes loose - are what you find with an extended test by pressurizing the loop with your pump. Because water / coolant is Not compressible it "could" still be an issue if you only use air pressure. Leak-down tests such as the one you listed are better than nothing -- but not as good as running the loop Remember a proper leak test --ONLY powers the pump -- No power to anything else If loop does leak you do not want to have an electric short that kill your MB, CPU,RAM, GPU, PSU, or other things in your build Remember---> everyone has leaks for time to time AS you gain experience; you may be comfortable with shorter leak tests -- the risk is yours to take
Cool GTXI tried to be specific, so if anyone New to Water Cooled reads this ....... just running the bases My industrial experience for leak-down testing is usually >30 psig for 12 hours .... I'll admit I've never tried the product you listed or any competitors product What brand / part number are those Quick Disconnects (QD) fittings pictured in your Mods Rigs page ?
sdcgsbIs there really a need to go to watercooling if you delid and go liquid metal?Maybe not as much fun / expensive / cool-lookin' ...My cpu (admittedly old but kinda why I'm asking/posting) gets unstable before any thermal issues arise.(with a joke of air cooling / stock-ish intentionally just to see)