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Originally Posted by Hobybobag View Post
I finally got my sig rig back up

thankfully my 6870 seems to still work, theres a little bit of residue stuck on the pcb, but i got most of it off, apparently running straight distilled water probably saved it...

So I guess a note to everyone out there would be not to use 1/2" Feser tubing with xspc 1/2" barbs, as best as i can tell it just slipped off....

I like the look of 1/2" better, but i dont really have the money for 6 compression fittings right now... So I'm probably going to replace my hoses with some solid black 7/16

Should I get primochill or feser?
Primochill, 7/16"
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post #32 of 39
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When I spilt soup onto my graphics card, I took it out and rinsed it out under the tap like washing a dish. Just make sure it's completely dry before you plug it back in. Mine worked like a charm!
TAP water????
With all the minerals and additives to tap, that sounds like a horrific idea...
If your going to wash your electronic components like a dish, ATLEAST use distilled water.
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Hey I dont know if this is too late but definitely do not take a hairdryer to any of the electronic components. Let them dry by themselves of paper towels!

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TAP water????
With all the minerals and additives to tap, that sounds like a horrific idea...
If your going to wash your electronic components like a dish, ATLEAST use distilled water.
I dont see a problem with tap water as long as you rinse with distilled later? Not everyone has a ton of distilled water :[
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Originally Posted by blu3phoenix View Post
Hey I dont know if this is too late but definitely do not take a hairdryer to any of the electronic components. Let them dry by themselves of paper towels!

EDIT:


I dont see a problem with tap water as long as you rinse with distilled later? Not everyone has a ton of distilled water :[
It is indeed too late, but I think I know where you were going with that

I put it on low, and only used it for a few minutes, just to get out any water that i couldnt see, then let it air dry for 24 hours while i leak tested my setup again

also it looks like I'm going for 7/16" Primochill
thanks guys
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Leaks suck! Glad I've never had a major one. LOL Compression fittings FTW. glad to hear your setup is still working...
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That' what she said
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post #37 of 39
That was a close one I also use 1/2" barb and 7/16 for a perfect fit without clamps. Impossible to remove tubing without cutting it away.
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hmmm, i bathed my 9800GT in water, granted it wasn't powered.


you can always bake it!
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post #39 of 39
i like XSPC's fittings.

Unfortunately, their compression fittings are made specifically for XSPC tubing, which is it's own unique size as far as i'm aware. Obviously to maximize profit.

I wouldn't recommend any other tubing but XSPC with XSPC fittings. Alternatively buy different fittings.

I've also survived many leaks in the past. Hardware can be pretty tough. I wouldn't repeat it though.
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