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Old December 10, 2009, 04:18 PM
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Rig is now under water.

I bought Kruzn's Alphacool Niagara cpu block instead
Smart move.

Nice build, congratulations.
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Old December 17, 2009, 02:09 AM
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ha ha your hooked know nice setup chris
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Old June 2, 2010, 08:25 PM
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Guys time to do my first real maintenance on this loop (also going to do some maintenance on a similar setup for my folding rig).

Here is a link to the picture of my setup from the last page:



My most complicated loop has the 360 rad, bay res, cpu block, and the two gpu full cover blocks for the 285s.

I have a few questions:

1. What should I do with this loop? Just drain the fluid and replace? Or do I need to rip it all apart. I think there is Feser coolant in there, and I plan on just replacing it with Dasmode additive and distilled water (I have it in my folding rig already). I don't know if changing the coolant type means doing more work.

2. If I have to take the 1/2ID tubing out, I might just replace it with blue tubing from Daz's store, with maybe a new top for the 655 and some compression fittings (all from Daz's store...I have to get a full block for my 470 anyways, so i might get a couple of other goodies) Anything I should be aware of in that case?

3. Any advice on making sure I don't damage anything? I can take out the PSU if needed as I can power the pump using my external HDD drive and the molex power it has.

4. Best way to drain the loop?

Anything I have missed?

Thanks guys and the dark side is certainly cool and quiet.
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Old June 2, 2010, 08:34 PM
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If you're planning to change fluids, I'd do a full drain and flush. Your res should have a fill plug on it you can remove to drain the loop. Unhook all PSU connections, you don't want anything energized on the board. Those big caps can supply a small amount of power for longer than you'd think. Take the computer to the sink, undo plug, and turn upside down. Have lots of towels handy.

It may be just as easy to take apart the loop as to flush it in place. And I'd be tempted to open one of your blocks to see what shape the inside is in.
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Old June 2, 2010, 08:55 PM
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Nice to see somebody who makes proper maintenance!

If there was no sudden change in cooling performance it is unlikely you have any junk grew inside, so just drain old liquid, flash with distilled water refill and refill back with cooling liquid(assuming you use same liquid as before).

If you move from one liquid to other, it will pay off to take loop apart and make real flash of all components
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^^^ +1 on both SugarJ and Daz, if your going to switch over to distilled water it would be best to take the loop apart and do a full flush of all the parts. I believe I used Primochill Pure Ice coolant at the time chris, let me know if I can be of any help :)
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Old June 2, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Wicked thanks guys! So the dual card loop might need to be taken apart by the looks of it. Won't be doing this until early July (before the wedding), and if too busy, mid August after the Italy wedding / NF party trip hangover is done.
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Old June 2, 2010, 09:31 PM
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It is not necessary to take blocks apart, may be next time.... Just flash well with tap water and rinse with distilled.

Primo + Feser = bad mix (in case you consider something like that).
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