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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.
This.

It's fraud.


Swap parts with a friend until the damaged parts are identified then go -BUY- replacement(s).
post #22 of 34
So is the lesson learned to use either compression fittings or clamps? No matter how snug things feel, I just don't trust having hose attached to barbs without even a simple clamp.

I just get worried that when the case temp increases, the hose gets softer and may move its way back on the barb enough to cause a leak... even a slow one. Just better to be safe than sorry. Plus, clamps are really cheap.
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So is the lesson learned to use either compression fittings or clamps? No matter how snug things feel, I just don't trust having hose attached to barbs without even a simple clamp.

I just get worried that when the case temp increases, the hose gets softer and may move its way back on the barb enough to cause a leak... even a slow one. Just better to be safe than sorry. Plus, clamps are really cheap.
This.

An ounce of prevention...
    
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So is the lesson learned to use either compression fittings or clamps? No matter how snug things feel, I just don't trust having hose attached to barbs without even a simple clamp.

I just get worried that when the case temp increases, the hose gets softer and may move its way back on the barb enough to cause a leak... even a slow one. Just better to be safe than sorry. Plus, clamps are really cheap.
Yeah, I think this is true to. Unfortunately I took some bad advice and now I'm paying for it. Hopefully when I get home today and clean the board off and dry it it'll be good to go, if not I guess I'll get the I7 2600K and a Asus P8P67 Pro as they are both on sale at fry's today.
post #25 of 34
I got water on my 6950 when I was installing it. Took it apart, dried it off and sprayed it with canned air. Works fine.

P.S. I use clamps on my barbs.
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post #26 of 34
As far as clamps go I highly recommend these; http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/brmihocl7int1.html

I didn't like the silver and merely spray painted them black to match my case and they're phenomenal.

Hope everything works out.
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post #27 of 34
I also want to be apart of the club that leaked on a component !

My graphics card's bottom fitting leaked while I was messing around inside the computer while it was on. It leaked right on top of my sound card, and the computer froze. I pulled power, dried the sound card for an hour, put it back in and it works perfectly.
    
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post #28 of 34
Worm Drive clamps. Should be able to find them at any home improvement or automotive store.
    
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post #29 of 34
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My graphics card's bottom fitting leaked while I was messing around inside the computer while it was on. It leaked right on top of my sound card, and the computer froze. I pulled power, dried the sound card for an hour, put it back in and it works perfectly.
Seems like most people get it to work after water got on it. I probably just to to clean it more throughly. I really hope that's the case for me.
post #30 of 34
I was leaking testing my setup and had water building up on top of my first graphics card. It was building up right over gpu's back side. Of course the system wasn't running so I just dried it off. Fired up the pc a day later and all is schwell.
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