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Water leak, what is fried!?

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So it finally happened, I sprung a leak after 5 months of no issues. I noticed my computer was restarting so I turned it off and opened it up to find that one of my bitspower fittings was seeping water. After unplugging the power I investigated further only to find that all the hoses on my bitspower fittings had moved 2-3mm from the base where the originally were. The xspc fittings that I was using had no such issues (I'm using 7/16 ID tygon tubing with 1/2 OD barbs with no clamps).

So I proceeded to take apart the WC and re-hose and put xspc fittings where the bitspower ones were. Leak tested for 24 hours and everything is fine. I plug the power supply back into the mobo and try to fire the computer up but now it won't boot and a there is no lights other than the cmos one on. It doesn't power up the fans connected to the mobo either so I'm pretty sure the mobo is dead.

My question is what else might be fried as I want to replace the mobo, but if the cpu is dead i might as well order a i5/p67 board to hold me off until sandy bridge E comes out. What do you guys think? I don't have another i7 board around to test the chip. What are the chances the cpu or other components are fried? When it was seeping the only places that were damp were the mobo. The video cards seemed fine when I checked.

Thanks
post #2 of 34
I would strip it down and let it set out in the sun and let all the water evaporate. Or you could use some compressed air and blow over the board, gpu ram, slots and see if anything comes out. Hair dryer will work but take some time. good old sun will bake it out pretty good.
post #3 of 34
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Is 24 hours of waiting not enough? Should I dry it out more first?
post #4 of 34
Where is the leaking fitting? The one on the CPU block?
post #5 of 34
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Is 24 hours of waiting not enough? Should I dry it out more first?
How did you dry it out? Just let it set or set it out side in the sun? As i'm not sure what you did to remove the moisture from it.
post #6 of 34
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The leak was happening on the top fitting of the cpu block but i didn't see any water on the cput it self.
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by renkenkyo View Post
The leak was happening on the top fitting of the cpu block but i didn't see any water on the cput it self.
If I were you, I'd RMA both CPU and motherboard.
post #8 of 34
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I could give it a shot, but with water damage isn't it unlikely that they'll give me a replacement?
post #9 of 34
What coolant were you using?
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to my basic knowledge aren't some coolant not conductive thus wont fry anything if there was any leaks?
    
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