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Old December 4, 2018, 07:50 PM
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Hey guys....I would like to do an initial run up of my System to ensure the board ...DIMM Slots and what not boots ok..likely load Windows etc prior to incorporating my Custom Water Loop.
I could "gamble" and just connect everything, but I recall my last build on my RIVE had a defective DIMM Slot out of the box.
Anyhow...which Cooler for easy mounting etc...was thinking even a cheap Corsair AIO....sugextions welcome...
Oh..Asus Maximus XI Extreme and 9900K I have 2 1080Ti's (but thwey already have Waterblocks) so was thinking just use the onboard GPU prior to adding in my Loop (although this wont test the PCI-E Slots)....I do have an old Air cooled GTX 580Ti I could use as welll..


Thoughts...for Air Cooler...or maybe even something like this for $100..

https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/9070538
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Old December 4, 2018, 08:17 PM
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I think you mentioned your using flexible tube? I would say just quickly hook up your loop, I don't think it would take much longer than installing a heatsink or AIO setup. If you just want a quick test to make sure it POST's and all your hardware is detected, the waterblock itself with some water in it might be enough.

I say this because I used the Indigo Xtreme liquid metal stuff on my i7-920 I believe, and it said to run the PC without pump/fans on, and I was able to get to the OS before it shutdown due to "overheating".

But really, tubing from rad to block to pump with a T-fitting and piece of tube to pour some water in. Saves you $50-100.
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True enough..actually now that you mention that and I think of it some more...I'll install all 3 Rads...pump reservoir...but I wont intitially install the 2 GPU's...just run the loop to cpu only with a single rad...
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Hey guys....I would like to do an initial run up of my System to ensure the board ...DIMM Slots and what not boots ok..likely load Windows etc prior to incorporating my Custom Water Loop.
I could "gamble" and just connect everything, but I recall my last build on my RIVE had a defective DIMM Slot out of the box.
Anyhow...which Cooler for easy mounting etc...was thinking even a cheap Corsair AIO....sugextions welcome...
Oh..Asus Maximus XI Extreme and 9900K I have 2 1080Ti's (but thwey already have Waterblocks) so was thinking just use the onboard GPU prior to adding in my Loop (although this wont test the PCI-E Slots)....I do have an old Air cooled GTX 580Ti I could use as welll..


Thoughts...for Air Cooler...or maybe even something like this for $100..

https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/9070538
If you're just doing a quick test I wouldn't spend the money on an AIO unless you get a smoking deal. They don't really mount any easier or harder than a tower cooler (I just installed an H80 myself last month).

Why not grab something like a Hyper 212 or another cheap but well reviewed tower that's only going to cost you $30-40 bucks if it's just for testing or initial use. That way once you've WC'd the system there's less money sitting in your spare parts bin.
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If you're just doing a quick test I wouldn't spend the money on an AIO unless you get a smoking deal. They don't really mount any easier or harder than a tower cooler (I just installed an H80 myself last month).

Why not grab something like a Hyper 212 or another cheap but well reviewed tower that's only going to cost you $30-40 bucks if it's just for testing or initial use. That way once you've WC'd the system there's less money sitting in your spare parts bin.

No....I'll connect the CPU Waterblock to a single Rad..to test...once its running fine I'll install the 2 x 1080Tis and the remainder of the loop ;) Althoguh I did consider a "cheap" single fan AIO ...still may do it...not sure yet
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