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Should I Flush My hydrocopper?

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So I'm about to start to the process of flushing my system.

Im wondering if i should flush my GTX 580 Hydrocopper. Its still in the anti static bag.

I honestly don't want to pull it out of the bag until its ready for the mobo.

Anyone know if the water block has been factory sterilized?

If EVGA is as great as they have been in the past then I should be ok with out flushing.
post #2 of 9
It's a good idea to flush all WCing parts before you use them. Distilled water is the best thing to flush with, and you don't need to use a lot to get the job done.
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i only flush the radiator for the flux
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I flushed all my waterblocks before I used them. I didn't see anything flush out... but I felt better about it before putting my loop together.
    
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I flushed all my waterblocks before I used them. I didn't see anything flush out... but I felt better about it before putting my loop together.

this the peace of mind is worth more than the small time it takes to flush everything
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ok and my research dictates that I should boil the water, let it cool a little before dumping into the system, and let it run for 15 to 30min.

sound about right?
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Originally Posted by Philliesfan View Post

ok and my research dictates that I should boil the water, let it cool a little before dumping into the system, and let it run for 15 to 30min.
sound about right?

Not quite sure that's good for the pump.
EDIT: Never mind, saw that you sad to let it cool down first.
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That's what my thought was too, some people don't even bother to boil the water, Any one else have 2cents.gif on flushing? The bit of research I did was fairly inconsistent, there seems to be many methods when it come to flushing a new system.
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That's what my thought was too, some people don't even bother to boil the water, Any one else have 2cents.gif on flushing? The bit of research I did was fairly inconsistent, there seems to be many methods when it come to flushing a new system.

The only advantage I can see in boiling is that it will kill any germs or bacteria in the water, but if you use the distilled stuff that comes in jugs it's kind of pointless. You would probably introduce more pollutants into it from pouring it in and out in the process and letting it cool than you would neutralize by boiling.
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