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shayan288 March 19, 2009 12:36 AM

Installing a new waterblock
 
Hi guys.
I am really new to watercooling and this is my first build.
My build was actually almost done because a way more experience person was helping me put together my watercooling system (only water cooling my cpu) and he just ditched me halfway through. Everything is finished (all the tubing has been cut and the radiator, the pump, etc is done, except for the water block) (I had to get a new waterblock and barbs for the build) I now have to take out the old waterblock, and replace it with my new one with the new barbs. To be honest I dont know half what I am doing now, and I would appreciate it if someone to could help me out a little bit.
Thanks.
-Shayan.

PS. I have read the guides. I am just a little confused to start off on where I am right now.

3.0charlie March 19, 2009 05:17 AM

Drain the fluid.
Cut off the tubing on the old CPU block.
Remove CPU block.
Install barbs on new CPU block.
Install new CPU block.
Install new tubing (or if long enough old tubing).
Add tye-wraps to secure tubing ends to barbs.
Fill fluid.
Jump-start PSU from 24-pin connector (pins 4 and 6 / green & black wires).
24 hours leak check.

shayan288 March 19, 2009 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 165983)
Drain the fluid.
Cut off the tubing on the old CPU block.
Remove CPU block.
Install barbs on new CPU block.
Install new CPU block.
Install new tubing (or if long enough old tubing).
Add tye-wraps to secure tubing ends to barbs.
Fill fluid.
Jump-start PSU from 24-pin connector (pins 4 and 6 / green & black wires).
24 hours leak check.

Thanks for the guide, but I have three questions.
What are tye wraps and how do I use them?(are they like zip ties?).
Where do I fill the fluid where is the opening located?
How do I jump start the PSU from a 24-pin connector (pins 4 and 6 / green % black wires.)? (I have no idea of what that means.)
Thanks.
Shayan.:help:

3.0charlie March 19, 2009 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shayan288 (Post 166049)
Thanks for the guide, but I have three questions.
What are tye wraps and how do I use them?(are they like zip ties?).
Where do I fill the fluid where is the opening located?
How do I jump start the PSU from a 24-pin connector (pins 4 and 6 / green % black wires.)? (I have no idea of what that means.)
Thanks.
Shayan.:help:

Oh my. :help: indeed.

Zap straps / zip ties / tye wraps, are all the same.
You fill the loop using the reservoir, or a fill port. If you have neither, then you have a problem.
Jump start the PSU following this guide: Guide: Jump Starting a PSU - Overclock3D Forums. Make sure the pump is connected to a Molex, and I always add a few (2) fans to add some load.

shayan288 March 19, 2009 10:53 AM

Yes I have them all. Thankyou. I will start trying to learn how to jump start a PSU :D
I just have one more question. How do i make the fluid. Like, How much coolant do I mix with how much distilled water,
and how much distilled water do I need.
Thanks.
Shayan.

3.0charlie March 19, 2009 10:56 AM

It depends which coolant liquid you have.

shayan288 March 19, 2009 11:01 AM

this one: NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech Hydrx Water Additive Coolant 2 oz Bottle - HYDRX2OZ In Canada.

3.0charlie March 19, 2009 11:09 AM

1 bottle per liter.

shayan288 March 19, 2009 11:13 AM

do I need a liter, or more?

ChuckleBrother March 19, 2009 11:35 AM

Depends really on the size of the loop, but unless your loop is monstrous 1 L should be more than enough.


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