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Old January 25, 2010, 07:02 PM
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Building your own water cooling is a challenging and rewarding experience, but if you really don't feel up to it, then I hope you're able to find someone.

A bit of advice for anyone considering doing water cooling work for others though:

Personally I don't work on this kind of stuff for people anymore. The liability is just too great. Water cooling is somewhat risky even in the most experienced hands. If you screw up your own stuff then you just cuss and move on. If you screw up someone else's stuff, then all of a sudden it becomes a real mess.
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Building your own water cooling is a challenging and rewarding experience, but if you really don't feel up to it, then I hope you're able to find someone.

A bit of advice for anyone considering doing water cooling work for others though:

Personally I don't work on this kind of stuff for people anymore. The liability is just too great. Water cooling is somewhat risky even in the most experienced hands. If you screw up your own stuff then you just cuss and move on. If you screw up someone else's stuff, then all of a sudden it becomes a real mess.

nicely said
thats exactly why i dont play with water too many things ca go wrong
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1) check the condition/connection of the tubes
2) tighten up the connections with "forgot what they are called"
3) do leak test for 24 hours
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Old January 26, 2010, 09:13 AM
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anyone who builds a water cooled computer must accept the risk. water/electricity don't mix well. hell i wish i had more clients that did water cooling. more fun building them ha ha. i have built so many i have lost count not one leak if you can do your own house plumbing then you can water cool your computer. jmo over the years i have had only one leak and it's was my last i7 build only because the O-rings where to small.

P.s get yourself a molex power then you can just fill and prime the system with no juice at all near the system. jm2cents and yes i want change.haha
you guys every seen how computers parts are made they wash them in distilled water after they hit the flow or surface mount.
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Old January 26, 2010, 09:36 AM
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I for one would have to agree with gingerbee on this one, I've built many WC'd rigs for clients and wish I had more clients who would take the plunge. It wasn't that long ago that I too was scred chitless to go to water, but with the right research and some patience I not only took the plunge but I've never looked back. You CAN do it yourself, hell if chriskwarren can do?...anyone can!! ....sorry chris, I couldn't resist.

If I was closer I'd be more than happy to fix ya up, but since many of us aren't, have faith in yourself and give it a go, you'll be glad you did
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yea shouldn't be hard if you follow the manual step by step anyways.
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Also remember that if the fittings are o-ring sealed, they can be overtightened and therefore leak. Check all your connections and place paper towel over any areas that can receive water on first pressure up ;) Also always remove all power to all components and jump the PSU to send power to the pump only.

Also recommend to do all of this in a very calm and relaxed mood. Makes things much easier.

Hope it all goes well. After you get the pulse of how watercooling works it is allot of fun and quite easy.

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