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post #21 of 29
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I highly doubt that it was wicking off the board's i/o panel. If that were the case, then it would have been leaking for the entire time it's been submerged. Didn't do a leak test, I have neither the time nor desire to get it submerged again at the moment. Going straight water cooling.
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post #22 of 29
Soap and water/dishwasher is fine. RINSE RINSE RINSE RINSE RINSE and when you think your done rinse again. Board houses have a fairly similar process for cleaning freshly wave soldered boards. Even use a hairdryer on low heat after if you are still leery.
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post #23 of 29
I didn't mean to submerge the computer again .

Just water + sitting outside(or tub). If it isn't a leak in the tank, then wicking would make sense to me. I remember seeing photos of oil wicking it's way inside a dvi cable and creating a puddle just below the monitors input, 1 ft from the tank. Took months for it to happen, wicking is a slow process. curious is all .

+1 for WC, much more sensible and no mess! I still haven't figured out if I want to go with an all-in one WC, WC kit, or AIR. I'd love to make a fully water block system, but won't be able to afford the piece by piece when it's finally time to build a new rig. You already have all the WBs, you lucky dog you.
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post #24 of 29
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Actually, the water blocks are the only major component I need. I already have 2 pumps, a rad, and some leftover tubing. I'm buying a couple other things, like new rad fans, new tubing (debating on green or blue), new pump O-rings, a res, and a new case w/ better cable management. Keep an eye out for the build log in the WC section.

And apparently I had ****ty lighting when I did my last visual inspection of the tank. This morning I found a small crack in one of the corners about 3 inches from the bottom of the tank. The corners seem to be the weakest points, as this is the second time a corner has cracked. This time it can't be related to heat because the tank never got more than warm to the touch.
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post #25 of 29
Bummer, money down the drain.

What case are you going to use?
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post #26 of 29
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Not exactly money down the drain, I did at least learn some things. I have a potential buyer for the 5 gallons of mineral oil, so I might be able to recoup some of that cost depending on shipping prices.

I'll be using a Lian-Li Dragonlord Lancool PC-K62. I'm going to have blue lighting throughout, and I'm trying to decide if using blue tubing will be too much blue, or if green tubing would help add some variety and contrast while still looking cool. A UV cathode will be a future purchase, but not in the first round of parts.
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I think keeping the blue tubing with possibly some white to accent it would go well, or some UV clear would be awesome after you got the cathode. Looking forward to you build log, please post the link in this thread when you get it started!
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Quote:
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It looked like that company that started with a "P"(memory is shot) with their customer MB tray. I thought that thing was supposed to be leakproof?
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