So you finnally decided to put the money out there and buy everything you need? Well thats good but first we need to figure out how to put this together. First I will give you a few practical orders that will always keep your components the coolest. You will notice that the radiator is always after the pump. This is because the pump produces a small amount of heat to the water. Remember that this is to be kept in a loop.
Pump>Radiator>Processor>Video Card>Motherboard Chipset>Radiator
This is the most practical way to cool your machine and is used by just about anyone who does watercooling. After deciding the order we need to attach all the parts together. Connect the water blocks to their components and lay all the other watercooling pieces out where you want them to be in the end. Then we are going to take the tubing and figure out how much tubing is going to be needed. This is easy because you start at one piece, and bring it to another, add a few inches and cut. Once you have cut all the tubing take everything out and do the following out of the case. You then connect all these with the tubing that you have bought. Make sure the tubing is on the connection tight, so that you prevent any leaking. Next we bring in the zip ties. Pull as tight as you can on all the joints to add some extra protection.
A vital proccess is filling the system. We are still doing the following outside of the case. Take the cap off the reservoir and begin pouring your liquid into it. As the liquid begins to get to high in the reservoir turn on the pump and it will begin sucking the liquid through the system. As the pump goes keep filling the resevoir until the water hits the full line. Be sure not to let the water go below the minimum line. Also, be sure that there is water coming through the input hole of the reservoir. This is a sign that your system is functional enough the pump the water all the way around.
The most important thing you will ever do is leak test. First thing we need to do it put a white towel under the system. After filling inspect every part of your system for leaking. This should be easy because the conductive liquid you bought should be very visible. If you decided to buy UV reactive liquid then using a UV light would not be a bad idea. If there are no visible leaks at the start it doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Allow the system to run for 24 hours. After 24 hours check for leaks, and if any of the conductive liquid has dripped onto your towel. If you see no leaks you are good to go and ready to begin watercooling your system.
Attach all the components to where you want them to be in the PC, and after you have placed the watercooling system in the PC besure to watch for leaks, as you may have loosened some joints during transport of the watercooling system. Good luck to anyone out there who has the guts to go watercooling!