3D Galaxy II & Blue Eye Water cooling review

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Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II & Blue Eye Water cooling - Copyright 2006 Guru3D.com

Determine your flow path and place the components roughly where they should be. Now it's time to cut, attach and clamp down the tubing on the several components.

The included valves are just great as you can insert other components later on or even bypass or drain the water circuitry. To get you an idea of how to attach the tubing, simply push the tubing over the inserts and then clamp it down. That's it.

Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II & Blue Eye Water cooling - Copyright 2006 Guru3D.com

Once we have everything connected we power up the PSU. Now, please do not have your mainboard and other components powered up, do not connect them. I used a little device where you can turn on the PSU by bridging the ATX connector. Let me show you:

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It's time to fill the kit with some fluid but, you do not want to turn on your entire PC just yet. Make sure you've disconnected your ATX power plug and remaining 4-pin power plug from your mainboard. We simply are going to bypass the electronics circuit for everything except the water-cooling pump and control unit.

Now here's a trick I'm going to teach you, Guru style. Make sure that the only thing connected to the PSU is the water cooling pump/controller unit. Then take the ATX power connector that normally mounts to your mainboard (see above picture) and bridge pin 13 and 14 (Black/Green) with a wire.

What happens is this, your PSU will now activate itself and your pump will start working. Shake the tubing, fill the reservoir with water and anti-algae fluid, etc. Do what you need to do to make sure there is no air in there and that the water is flowing.

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