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Old March 31, 2007, 07:40 PM
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That's wierd.....

I dropped you a PM asking if the PSU would run ok on its own with just the jumper applied and nothing else.
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Hehe Hey Babr! What was the PSU you used ?

The problem why it would power up only for a sec is that some PSUs require a minimum of material to be plugged to run. Some only need a Fan to power-up the pump some will require a few HDDs, optical drives etc... Don't be afraid to plug it back when your done leak-testing. In worse case you'll be able to see if the pump is running or no and quickly power-off the comp.
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Old March 31, 2007, 11:52 PM
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Thanks! sswilson suggested the same thing- I did have one fan running as well, but I think a secons psu is the best way to go- I hooked to a jumper on my other computer.

I lugged the finished product back up two flights of stairs and MAN it's surprising how much heavier the computer is with a quart of water and a two-inch thick radiator on top.
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Thanks! sswilson suggested the same thing- I did have one fan running as well, but I think a secons psu is the best way to go- I hooked to a jumper on my other computer.

I lugged the finished product back up two flights of stairs and MAN it's surprising how much heavier the computer is with a quart of water and a two-inch thick radiator on top.
And my Stacker weights about a tone!

I use an old Antec 400W PSU when leak-testing. Does not even require me to plug anything to run!
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As I'm the first person to say they use ethylene glycol in their system (with distilled water, about 5-10% glycol), I'm ready to hear why this is extremely bad beyond what's below:

Pros:

Additives prevent corrosion
Things don't grow in glycol
I don't need to worry about freezing until about -5

Cons:

Heat capacity and thermal conductance lowered

I have three types of metal in my system (aluminum, copper and brass), so my main concern is keeping things *clean*.
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Ive always used distilled water and a bit of zerex.
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Ive always used distilled water and a bit of zerex.
Thats what i currently use. Does the job pretty well!
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