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Old October 21, 2010, 09:52 PM
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My first setup went smooth as butter. Surprisingly it was a dual loop system built onto a CM690 case...It took a lot of planning and swearing but it did the job.

HOWEVER, during maintenance a bit later, I fried the mobo
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please tell me what happen about maintenance... like you supposed to change the water... eh?

this thread is very useful... thank you ;]
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Old October 21, 2010, 10:36 PM
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Yep, changing the coolant and adding some new blocks. Had a micro-leak on the GPU block that seeped onto the mobo
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I also have learned not to use barbs w/ recessed orings on the majority of Swiftech blocks. Have tons of leakage problems in the past because of it.
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I went straight to compression fittings for my first custom waterloop. Just have a bad feeling with clamps, I knew I would muck it up someway even though they are the cheaper alternative.
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I also have learned not to use barbs w/ recessed orings on the majority of Swiftech blocks. Have tons of leakage problems in the past because of it.
can you please explain a little more? use barbs without o-ring on swiftech blocks?
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I also have learned not to use barbs w/ recessed orings on the majority of Swiftech blocks. Have tons of leakage problems in the past because of it.
Forgive the "this" response. BUT EXACTLY THIS. Damn MCW60 didn't like those barbs.
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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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