question of water cooling system

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by pyp, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. pyp

    pyp MDL Novice

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    hi, i just bought a TT kandalf case which has build-in liquid cooling system but i found the pump only can lift the water to a certain level but cannot go through the whole loop. does that mean my pump is defective or just i built it wrong? this is my first time using water cooling and i have to say this case is REALLY HEAVY.:(
     
  2. ancestor(v)

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    What does "built in" mean? Every pump has it's capacity and the water won't go further...

    any pressure leakages? Checked the connections and the manual?
     
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  3. pyp

    pyp MDL Novice

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    Thank you. actually the liquid system came with the case that is why i said "built-in" :p The problem now has been fixed. it is because there is too much air in the tube.:(
     
  4. ancestor(v)

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    I see. Well, it of course has to be air-free. Filling all hoses with water should help the problem.
     
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  5. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    Like ancestor said, it has to be air free. It will usually appear that way at first like it's not pumping. Give it a few days, open the res each day to let the air escape. You'll know in a few days if you have a bad pump or not, your temps will be an indicator as well. You can check the capacity by finding out what the flow rate of the pump is. A pump with a 400 L/Hr pumping capacity should be able to move liquid through 4ft of tubing, 500 L/Hr=5ft of tubing, 1000 L/Hr=10ft of tubing, etc.
     
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