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CTA October 6, 2010 09:37 PM

your first experience
i wonder... when did you have your watercool at first time... what did you make a mistake...? any nice tip from your experience...

leaking experience too! << and how did you solve that problem?

AmuseMe October 6, 2010 09:56 PM

Hm, mine was only a couple years ago. I ordered a Swiftech H2O-220 kit, their Rampage Extreme NB block, different tubing and different fans. The installation went smooth and there was no leakage what-so-ever.

Just take your time and do not rush! Leaks don't really scare me anymore - as long as there is no power to the system and you let it dry out your okay. That is, if it gets passed the paper towel and shamwows I put down :haha:

JD October 7, 2010 08:50 AM

Few years back on my LGA775 system. No leaks. Didn't even leak test or any of that stuff. Did end up with some leaks due to cheapy barbs (Primochill ones) after a couple months. Nothing serious though and nothing got killed.

botat29 October 7, 2010 09:03 AM

what is a leak ? :whistle:

Lpfan4ever October 7, 2010 10:04 AM

My first leak scared the shit out of me. Luckily it was out of my radiator barb, which the radiator is well below anything electronic.

lowfat October 7, 2010 10:13 AM

After killing a DFI NF2 Infinity many years back I learned to always test the loop for leaks installed but w/ all hardware off.

stoanee October 7, 2010 10:17 AM

Both of my Bitspower plastic tees cracked and leaked. No damage, replaced with Koolance metal tees.

Fudd Rucker October 12, 2010 04:39 PM

My first setup was about 2 years ago, my first mistake i made was getting a thermaltake unit. That thing sucked ass lol. After that I did my first custom setup and my mistake there was cheap clamps with an mcp655 and a hose blew right off the cpu block and made an aweful mess. Board wasnt killed, but the lubricant in the coolant (primochill) didnt short anything out - it insulated everything from having juice go through it. Asus still RMAd the board lol.

vohiep84 October 21, 2010 07:17 PM

Just put my custom waterloop together about a month ago after alot of research. Aparently I didn't research enough! Leaked in under 20 seconds. I Isolated the problem and the culrpit was the radiator. After a quick investigation, I found that I managed to pierce the radiator fins with the screws during mounting. Waterloop DELAYED until new radiator arrives. :doh:

So my advice is check the length of screws before mounting.

enaberif October 21, 2010 08:23 PM

My first setup had 0 issues.

I made sure everything was done properly and it ran solid for almost 1.5 yrs after I built it without a hitch.

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