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post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by renkenkyo View Post
I could give it a shot, but with water damage isn't it unlikely that they'll give me a replacement?
Yea, it is.

Dry it out and show no visible signs of water damage and it may be accepted.
post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Yea, it is.

Dry it out and show no visible signs of water damage and it may be accepted.
I'm sorry but telling someone to do this is just wrong. It isn't their fault he had a water leak. This is what makes it hard for people that actually has a board defect to actually get a rma or a exchange these days.
post #13 of 34
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I'm sorry but telling someone to do this is just wrong. It isn't their fault he had a water leak. This is what makes it hard for people that actually has a board defect to actually get a rma or a exchange these days.
Indeed it does. When people abuse the system, not only are they less lenient on returns but it also drives the cost of everything else up to make up for the losses.

I'm not going to preach - it's your board, your warranty. Do what you please with it.
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post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 
I was running straight distilled with a kill coil

If it's fried I'll just replace it but I'm not sure about the cpu. If it's good I just need to get another x58 board and be done with it. If it's dead I'll probably pick up a i5 2500k or something until sandy bridge E is out.

Edit: I want to know which board I'll need to order before getting to that point.
post #15 of 34
Where in SoCal are you? If you're relatively local you can throw the chip in my board and see if it's okay.


I would either bake the board in the oven on low low heat, or leave it out in the sun like suggested.

I once sold a Crosshair IV that, right before shipping, I had been running under my Phase and when it got there wouldn't post. I had a feeling there was water somewhere, and it wound up taking like 2 days to dry out completely and worked fine.
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post #16 of 34
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I could try waiting another day and give it a go. If I went sandy bridge, is the z68 motherboards worth it? Fry's is having a sale this weekend for i7 2600k for $250 but I don't know what mobo to aim for.
post #17 of 34
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I could try waiting another day and give it a go. If I went sandy bridge, is the z68 motherboards worth it? Fry's is having a sale this weekend for i7 2600k for $250 but I don't know what mobo to aim for.

If you got the money, why not? Get the new ROG board
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post #18 of 34
I had a huge leak that sprayed all over my system. Just ripped it apart dried it off with paper towels and a hair dryer. It was back up and running in 30 minutes. no reason to rip off blocks if water didn't get under them. Components aren't as sensitive to moisture as we like to think.
 
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post #19 of 34
^this.

I had water spray on my 580s and I wouldn't post.
Took 'em out, blow dryer to them and the pcie lanes, waited an hour, plugged back in and working. (mind you, I had multiple aneurysms during)

But yeah, you'd be amazed at how resilient components can be.
post #20 of 34
I had a puddle on top of my raid card when I got home from work the other day, everything was still working fine. Of course I shutdown asap and dried it up and fixed the leak. Then I cleaned the back of the card with some alcohol and dried with canned air. Still working fine.

Depending on your leak you may have to check under the cpu and any card slots for corrosion.
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