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October 22, 2010, 11:43 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
My System Specs
First foray into watercooling was about a year ago, all went pretty smoothly. Over the next 6 months I changed a few things around, so I became very familiar with the process of draining, refilling and leak testing the loop. Next I decided to upgrade my video card, so went and grabbed a Koolance block and a brand spanking new GXT480 superclocked.
After installing the block, I leak tested for 2 hours and thought it was good to go. Powered the system up, started running F@H and went to have a nap... woke up a couple hours later to a small lake of blue coolant under my case, and a good sized puddle all over the nice new fermi.
The tubing had almost completely come off where the run from the cpu went down to the gpu; I imagine I must have pulled on it trying to wiggle the card into place.
So I've gone back to leak testing over night
PS: I prayed to the computer gods that I would always be faithful to those responsible if my rma was approved for the card... so i always buy from Ncix and my next video card will be another Evga
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My System Specs
Gigabyte Z87X-OC/ Asus R4G
8GB G.Skill RipjawsX@2133mhz/ 16GB G.Skill TridentX@2400
2XR290X/ Evga 550ti
OCZ 120GB Vertex 2/ Intel 80GB 320 WD 1.5TG Green
Seasonic X-1250/ Corsair HX1050
ASUS PA246Q P-IPS 24.1IN & LG L222WT 21.5IN
W7x64 SP1/Ubuntu 12.04
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