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post #11 of 205
That sucks, it really does frown.gif

Personally, I wouldn't ever run water without some sort of clamp. Either compression fittings, springs+barbs, worms+barbs, or even zipties+barbs. I wouldn't trust friction to keep everything solid.

[edit]damn fast posters! I'll keep my prior responses below anyway lol

I know that advise is too little, to late, but I wouldn't blame your choice of the XSPC kit over the H70. Let everything dry completely, even use a hair dryer or large fan to help accelerate the process. With a little luck, some of the parts may still be fine.

Hopefully at least the motherboard is still good to help the testing phase go a little faster.
 
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Wow, I hope you can recover it. Crosses fingers.
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post #13 of 205
Water damage isn't as bad as you might think, there is a high chance everything still works. Putting everything in a bag of rice and letting the components sit there for a few days will m=increase the chance that your components will still work
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I accidentally, and literally, poured water straight out onto my motherboard when installing my loop, processor in socket and everything. I let everything dry for a few days and all was peachy keen.
     
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post #15 of 205
what tubbing were you using? and what size barbs/ size of tubing?

if it was 7/16 on 1/2 barbs then i don't know how it popped out... i recently shipped a case with water in the res on 7/16 tubing with 1/2 barbs with no clamps and it arrived fine... nothing spilled

maybe use clamps or compression fittings next time to make double sure..

also i hope everything works ok.
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post #16 of 205
I wonder if the heat in the water would expand the tubing and make it come off.....
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I poured a whole glass of water all over the inside of my pc my accident and i took it apart and blew the water out with a air compressor and a few dry rags. I put it back together and used it within an hour of it being soaked and it still works.
post #18 of 205
Do people really recommend not using any clamps/barbs/ties between tube and fitting?
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As long as you do not put the computer on while the water is on it nothing will happen. Cellphones are always on so having water get inside them will damage them. However your video cards weren't drawing any power, and most of the motherboard is shut off. So you should not have much to worry about as long as it is completely dry.
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Originally Posted by giganews35;13884368 
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.

There also looks to be corrosion on that fitting, I will post pictures later. I used distilled water with kill coil and anti fungal additive.

I immediately disassembled everything..and cleaned all parts with rubbing alcohol. I'm gonna let it dry out and later on tonight when I come back from work, I will see what actually got ruined..

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.

Oh man this sucks dude frown.gif...
I heard stories of this happening but I never thought it was so common. I'll really stick to fan cooling now.
Do you have flood insurance by any chance?

EDIT: Oh the computer was off you say? Then just let it dry and dont use it. Maybe try the rice burial technique tongue.gif
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