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Old March 10, 2010, 07:24 AM
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What are you using in the loop? I've been watercooling for 5-6 years now and have never had a block look like this. Hell I've never even had any growth in my loops.
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Old March 10, 2010, 07:43 AM
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If the water still looks clear and you haven't noticed any increase in temps. Then I really wouldn't worry about it.
+1 if you don't see increase in temps then you don't need to change it. I usually flush it every 6-8 months

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Old March 10, 2010, 10:10 AM
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What are you using in the loop? I've been watercooling for 5-6 years now and have never had a block look like this. Hell I've never even had any growth in my loops.
No friggin clue I blame the Feser dye I used before. You should see the "clear" tubing that I had. It's mucky yellow/green now
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Old March 10, 2010, 10:39 AM
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If you have the time it cant hurt to flush and refill. I have to do that myself this week and tear apart my block. My flow is not what it used to be so I suspect that there could be a chunk of something stuck in the block. I havent opened the block in several years of 24/7 use :p
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No friggin clue I blame the Feser dye I used before. You should see the "clear" tubing that I had. It's mucky yellow/green now
hard to judge on a pics put it look like tanin or iron oxide , you sure it doen't come from tap water you use in the loop
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Old March 10, 2010, 11:42 AM
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My memory is a little foggy but I think I remember the corrosion on my blocks being that colour when I used (too much) PT Nuke. Looks like it's time for some ketchup.

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FWIW I rinse my loops with tap water. Made a hose that fits to the laundryroom sink tap, I break the loop at a convenient point then attach this hose. The other side of the break I put in a hose to reach to the sink. Turn on the tap and let it go a while. After that I close up the loop and run distilled for a bit to rinse then drain and fill up with fluid of choice.
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Why don't some of you use 50/50 antifreeze or glycol instead of distilled water/additives? I realize the fesser stuff is non conducting but if the loop is solid (not leaking) glycol isn't an issue. It's industry standard to use the stuff for heating / cooling solutions in multiple enviroments why not in your own computer? And it doesn't go bad like water. Main reason I use it is... A it works and B its cheap. 10-15 bux and can re-fill my loop 3 times.
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I tried the Fesser for a break of years and years of green. I used to mix it ~15% glycol.
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I used only distilled water on my last flush.

I cleaned it with several stages
1. Vinegar
2. Isopropanol, not with the acrylic of course
3. Scalpel for cleaning out the channels.

Good as new now. Also found loads of that crap in the pump. I suspect that this is not simply corrosion, seems like that the feser dye I used a while ago degraded
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Ah good point, Ill have to try and clean the gunk outta my pump somehow..
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