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    Help installing my watercooling

    Hi guys,

    I'm just doing a test run with the watercooling kit without it being anywhere near the actual pc parts just to be on the safe side.

    Im just wondering, how exactly do I get the pump to work as the PSU isn't connected to a motherboard at all...

    Someone mentioned shorting out some pins on the PSU but I just wanted to know if anyone had any more information on doing this. Also if theres any other advice or guidelines that might be usefull?

    Is it safe to 'short' pins on PSUs? I just got a nice new 620W corsair modular psu and the last thing I want to do is kill it on day one!! :|

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    In order to get the PSU to turn on you need to short the green wire to any black wire (ground) on the 20/24 pin atx connector. I normally use a bent paperclip.

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    Cheers Phill

    Any advice on how to remove the MASSIVE air bubbles that are in the tubes?

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    Add more water and leave it running 30 minutes or so.
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    lift the case and tilt it round, the air will rise to the highest point, and if it gets trapped, tilt it some more.

    Just make sure the cap is on the res while you do it, and you have plenty of kitchen paper handy in case of leakage
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    Is it best to try to position the reservoir above everything else? So that all of the air can be trapped inside that?

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    It can help, especially if you dont have a bleed screw in your rad at the top.
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    i find it helps to stop and start the computer, usually the bubbles tend to get trapped somewhere and stop moving, so switching off releases the pressure and they can be dislodged.

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      • Memory:
      • 2Gb 800MHZ Crucial Ballistix @ 1000MHz 5-5-5-15
      • Storage:
      • 500Gb Samsung SATA and 320Gb SATA Raid
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTX Factory OC @ 600/1900MHz
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 620w Modular
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Kandalf LCS with 500L/h pump, triple 120mm radiator
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" Benq LCD and 32" Widescreen Hitachi
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    Watercooling is Fun!!! No leaks or anything so far (fingers crossed it stays that way!!) and theres only very tiny bubbles left (after taking Clunks advice and literally tipping the case upside down

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    Yep. moving it around usually moves the bubbles round the res. It can take a while and involve lots of turning off and on, but once its up and running theres little or no maintenance to be done

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