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My first leak =(

post #1 of 39
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So, a couple of weeks ago I bought an XSPC Rasa Rs240 kit, and someone told me to go ahead and use 1/2" tubing since i was planning on replacing the stock stuff anyway..

I can't tell if water slipped out of the barb, or if the barb wasnt in tight enough or what, but either way, my cpu block dripped onto my video card, while my computer was turned on.. I didn't catch what happened, because i wasnt at my desk when it happened, so i tried rebooting my computer (probably a terrible mistake) and it crashed again....

the water looks like it dripped onto a small group of resistors and some sort of chip, and there was a good amount of residue left in that area... I'm about to clean it off with 91% alcohol and some cotton swabs and take a hairdryer to it... I'm going to guess the prognosis is probably not good though right?
post #2 of 39
Damn It may still work with a clean up but I wouldn't be getting my hopes up about it. You should always use clamps even if it feels really tight. The tubing will stretch out and drip over time.
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post #3 of 39
Put some tissues around your tubes so you can see where the leak is coming from. Teflon tape around the treads on the barbs can stop a leaking barb.
Edited by Hog - 10/22/11 at 7:08pm
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post #4 of 39
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I was using clamps =\\
it looks like i put it on a little crooked, and it scooted off the end...

And the leak was coming from the inlet on my cpu block...

This video card was so young =\\
post #5 of 39
I always buy barb alot bigger than the tube. So that the only way i can get the tube on there is to put it in boiling hot water. The tube will then become so flexible it'll slide right on. But once it hardens again man oh man is that a tight fit. I've done this with my last 2 mods and they've never leaked. Fyi i didnt even use clamps but i recommend using them anyways. For Piece of mind
    
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I have heard not to use a blow dryer because of static.
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I've got teflon tape and clamps on mine, no problems yet....
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post #8 of 39
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I cleaned it with alcohol, then dried it with a hairdryer for a good 5 minutes.. hooked it back up just to see if anything happened, and the post screen came up

however i found another leak in my loop, so i have to drain it again tomorrow and adjust it =\\
i think im going to leak test a bit more thouroughly this time...
post #9 of 39
use the paperclip method on your 24 pin connector so you can test your loop.
I let mine run for 2 -4 hours before boot up.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...ail&FORM=VIRE2
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If you want to dry out any part that has got wet put it in rice that will dry it out
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