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Need help with taking a block off a GPU please ^_^ *and a couple more questions

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Heyah guys, I'm doing some spring block cleaning at the moment, dismantled my loop, cleaned the CPU block in and out, cleaned the rads, res fittings, thinking everything is going well, BAM! my GPU block stopped me...

here's the deal, I have a Full cover EK 6870 nickel/acetal block, I have as5 on it when i installed it, Just got some shin etsu and I want to replace it with that, clean the block etc.. But I cant seem to get the block off the GPU itself... it feels like it's stuck there with superglue or something... I tried wiggling side to side, but the capacitors or whatever they are called are stopping me from twisting it further...

any advice?

oh and a couple more things things, completely non related, I'm using 1/2 barb and 1/2 tubing...
  • 3/8 tubing on 1/2 barb, do you recommend it? I know people use it for tight fits, but wont the tube tear or something?
  • how many 90 degree fittings is too much? i'm thinking of using 6-8 of them...


thanks a lot ^_^
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1. warm ti up a little bit if you can, not super hot jsut a little. THis will weaken teh hold your tim has on the chip. Just make sure all your screws are out.. we have all done it from time to time.
2. yes! it is a very snug fit and has a tiny impact on flow. It looks cleaner and ensures a leak free environment. To install them sommetimes you can dip them in very warm water to expand the tube then slide them on and your good to go
3. with that pump you are fine but they do affect your flow rae if your happy with your temps tho then there is nothign wrong at all
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1. warm ti up a little bit if you can, not super hot jsut a little. THis will weaken teh hold your tim has on the chip. Just make sure all your screws are out.. we have all done it from time to time.
2. yes! it is a very snug fit and has a tiny impact on flow. It looks cleaner and ensures a leak free environment. To install them sommetimes you can dip them in very warm water to expand the tube then slide them on and your good to go
3. with that pump you are fine but they do affect your flow rae if your happy with your temps tho then there is nothign wrong at all
+rep thanks ^_^

1. I tried heating it up already, well, not literally, but I did a furmark for an hour with 49C heat on it, turned the pc off, dismantled it as fast as I can hoping it will budge, but to no avail...

2. I'm just worried about tube tearing really...

3. I never go above 50C on GPU, and load on cpu is just 42c ^_^ so yeh, I think i'm happy with it, from what i've read, i doubt even 10 90 degrees wont increase my temps... *guessing really **
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lol nice
1. gotta have balls for this but run teh card with no water in it for like 10 sec it should heat up jsut enough
2. as long as you dont cut it, it wont tear. It is tight but not that tight
3. lol NICE! your fine then
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