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I MADE A FULL RECOVERY

MY PC WAS ON

NOT OFF

I woke up to the sound of my tubing popping out of the outlet on the CPU block (XSPC) Water went all over my 3 video cards..motherboard..who else knows what. I am a little sad right now.

I took the advice of some reputable guys on here not to worry about zip ties or clamps and it worked for a couple months.. But this really sucks.

I should have taken the advice from the genius who said the h70>Rasa kit, with all the trouble water kits give you.

Now I am most likely out of 3 Gpus, and a motherboard.



I immediately disassembled everything..and cleaned all parts with rubbing alcohol. I have it all sitting in 10lbs of rice and will wait it out for 1-2 days.

I'm pretty sure the Cyclone which was plugged in to the monitor is gone.

What are the chances the motherboard and other cards were saved?

I think slim to none. This sucks. Big time.

EDIT: Here are pics. And I used 7/16" tubing over 1/2" barbs. It was a very tight fit and many people run it like that without clamps. How did this corrosion happen? I used clean distilled water, kill coil, dead water biocide, and it has only been 3 months.

Maybe I need to change water every other month or something???


Possible culprit. The discoloring in the biocide, is that normal? Is that to blame? I will contact FrozenCPU if that's the case.























Here are pics of the block










Edited by giganews35 - 6/16/11 at 3:31pm
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post #2 of 205
Water really isn't that bad- it might all still work.

I had a laptop get completely soaked a couple months ago (It was a bad storm and my backpack wasn't exactly waterproof...) - No issues after 24 hours of drying out. And that was a laptop!
post #3 of 205
It was distilled water, so just put everything in rice and let it dry for a day or two.
    
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a bag of rice always helps me out big time in drying anything
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post #5 of 205
Jesus...

Let the leaks get dry, or use a dryer to dry the water then try use it again..

For the next time use Compression Barbs !!

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post #6 of 205
I'm sorry =(

Hopefully everything still works; as odd as it seems, water wont immediately destroy it, there is a pretty good chance it will work, especially if you were using distilled water since it is not as conductive.

Put the parts in uncooked rice to speed up the cooling, the rice will absorb and spare water.
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post #7 of 205
First off, this is why I use compressions where I can. Secondly, if anyone tells you NOT to use clamps of any kind on regular barbs, they're idiots.

Your gear may not be harmed at all. Just dry it out for 24-48 hours and test it.
post #8 of 205
Ouch. At least it's distilled. It's still possible that they're still alive.
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post #9 of 205
You need to let them dry longer then a few hours, 72 hours in uncooked rice would be recommended.

Hopefully you killed the power fast and you saved yourself from a lot of damage.
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Ya rice works quite well. In a closed container with rice; let it be for 2 days. The rice soaks up the moisture.
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