If you’ve ever built your own watercooled PC, you’ll know how stressful it is filling it with water for the very first time.

In this video I show you a handy way to leak test your completed system WITHOUT adding water! This is a great way to reduce the risk of leaking liquid inside your system.

Importantly, this DOES NOT substitute the need for proper leak testing before powering up your system. It’s simply an added level of protection to help you catch any large leaks before adding water.

I also take you through the intricacies of water loop layout in your custom water cooled PC, what components should go in what order, etc.



Parts used for this build:
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Anthracite Grey – https://amzn.to/2Efqh5n
Phanteks RGB LED Strip Starter Combo Set – https://amzn.to/2q0FVwp

Corsair AX860 Platinum Power Supply – https://amzn.to/2GO61NB
CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit White – https://amzn.to/2GP327K

Intel Core i7 8700K – https://amzn.to/2q2RJyf
G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 – https://amzn.to/2EfObOm
ASUS ROG Maximus X Code Motherboard – https://amzn.to/2GO6YWb
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC 11GB – https://amzn.to/2H2rcJv
Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 2TB SSD – https://amzn.to/2uCzo0s

Corsair ML120 PRO RGB 120mm Mag Lev PWM Fan 3 Pack w/ Node Pro – https://amzn.to/2q3IbTA
3 x Corsair ML120 Pro 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan Black – https://amzn.to/2uDKGSl
EK Full Cover EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Backplate – Nickel – https://amzn.to/2GRFhvN
EK Full Cover VGA Block EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix – Nickel – https://amzn.to/2GIUkYP
Arctic Silver 5 (3.5g) – https://amzn.to/2pZLr3c
Arctic Silver ArctiClean (60ml Kit) – https://amzn.to/2uGmJtL
Phanteks RGB LED Adapter Cable – https://amzn.to/2GR5NFO
Cooler Master Universal Vertical VGA Card Holder + PCIe Riser – https://amzn.to/2pYDZo8
EK CryoFuel Premix 900mL Coolant Navy Blue – https://amzn.to/2pZKYOF
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Waterblock Nickel – https://amzn.to/2H6FzNd
EK Twin 3mm LED Kit – Ultra UV
EK HD PETG Tube 12/16mm 500mm (2 pieces) – https://amzn.to/2EePugC
Thermaltake Pacific Hard Tube Bending Kit – https://amzn.to/2GQvVR1
20 x EK HDC 16mm Rigid Tube Fitting Nickel – https://amzn.to/2q1nQyf
2 x EK AF Pass-Through G1/4 Nickel – https://amzn.to/2H3HzFL
EK AF 2 Way Ball Valve G1/4 Nickel – https://amzn.to/2Gwy0hJ
EK CoolStream PE 360 Triple Radiator – https://amzn.to/2GuDFZu
EK CoolStream PE 240 Dual Radiator – https://amzn.to/2GO8ckf
EK RES X3 250 RGB Reservoir – https://amzn.to/2uJYn2d
EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump Black – https://amzn.to/2pZUktO
3 x EK AF Angled 90 Degree G1/4 Nickel – https://amzn.to/2uJvbby
EK CSQ G1/4 Plug with EK Badge Nickel – https://amzn.to/2q1sQTT
EK HFB 10mm High Flow Barb Black – https://amzn.to/2H7r4Zy
EK AF Extender 12mm M-M G1/4 Nickel
EK-AF T-Splitter 3F G1/4 – Nickel
EK-UNI Vertical 120mm Pump Bracket

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32bit/64bit USB Drive – https://amzn.to/2q1FEtn

CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit White – https://amzn.to/2GP327K