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Hi guys, I am upgrading my loop tomorrow or after tomorrow and I would like to know if you have any tips for cleaning of the parts.


I plan on disassembling the CPU and GPU block, and cleaning them by leaving a layer of ketchup for 30 minutes, and then scrubbing them with toothbrush.

Then I would like to know what to do with all of the fittings - how do you guys clean them?

Should I flush the radiator - again? It was soked with vinegar and fliushed many times when I assembled the loop.

What about the pump?

Problem is - I think I have a case of corrosion in my loop, that is why I'm doing the maintenance.

PS. I will be replacing all of tubing as well.
    
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What kind of corrosion are you seeing? Pitted/missing nickel plating on a block or something aluminum?

You should not need to clean the rest of the loop from that. Still take a look at the blocks, but there is no need to do a vinegar flush of the radiators, or replacing tubing.
 
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I have this kind of stuff both in my EN plated CPU block and copper GPU block:

http://cdn.overclock.net/1/1a/500x700px-LL-1ae33371_syfq.jpeg

System was cooled with distilled + killcoil.
    
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I don't know for a fact, but I thought EK recommended against using silver kill coils with their (EN) Nickel blocks.

Sorry I can't source this information...doh.gif
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