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Honestly, though many have stated this- I think you should still get new hardware.

Sure, there is no visible damage now, but you're going to be doing an RMA with the cooler, might as well replace the other components that were directly wet as well.

In a few weeks, or months, when you need to go and sell that card, I'm sure you won't be able to get normal asking price- mainly because it WAS wet before, though it was mild, it was already damp.
Hell, you stated that it spiked in temperature with liquid on the PCB/backplate- I'm sure this should tell you something.
Some sort of liquid has got to hit a special spot, and increased temperature whether it may be by inflicting damage, or just interrupting general cooling.

I built my somewhat first decent computer with used components- I loved the fact that my HD6950 was spotless, came in all original boxing, and was cleaned before it arrived.
I treat this thing so carefully, since all my hard work went into the payment for it, as well as building it.

You noted you did the same, might as well wait that extra week or two, just to be sure nothing else is going to crap out on you... 2...3 months later.
I'm pretty sure taking off the backplate/cleaning down to the board itself will raise a few flags, let alone void a warranty?
At least, it would on my BFGTech GTS 250 card, where there were voided warranty stickers over every screw.

Just be safe, replace the wet hardware, and have fun in the long run.

Just my two cents.
post #72 of 110
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Thanks rafuls, I'll take that into consideration. I'm not really sure on what to do as of right now. As soon as I get my 212 on Thursday I will test everything to see if it's all working properly.

I'll be back to the thread in a couple hours, Picnic date biggrin.gif
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Okay some news. I have called Corsair about the graphics card. I told them I didn't want to send in the card because I wanted to try in clean it first. He happily told me that even if the card doesn't work after the RMA, just send it into them and they will have it replaced. Great costumer service so far thumb.gif
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Okay some news. I have called Corsair about the graphics card. I told them I didn't want to send in the card because I wanted to try in clean it first. He happily told me that even if the card doesn't work after the RMA, just send it into them and they will have it replaced. Great costumer service so far thumb.gif

See this is what I'm talking about, Corsair needs to write the book.
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See this is what I'm talking about, Corsair needs to write the book.

I know right. but I'm not really going to judge them yet. They have to review my RMA before I can do anything. They should have it done by tomorrow most likely. I'm still not even sure how the RMA service works exactly but I'm sure they'll help me through it.

As for the Grapichs Card. I have disassembled it and cleaned off the residue. And yes it seeped onto the PCB on the area around the GPU itself and on some of the components. mad.gif I cleaned everything off and applied some of my Arctic Silver 5 that I've had for a year and never used lol.

On another note:
The gigantic cooler of the DCII is actually directly mounted to the GPU bracket holes and no where else on the board which is not really that great. After applying the theremal paste and assembling the card back together, I noticed that the PCB and the cooler kind of swivels; even with the mounting screws tight. It seems that the old thermal paste keeps the massive cooler "snug" on the card.
Just means I got to burn it in lol.
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See this is what I'm talking about, Corsair needs to write the book.

I know right. but I'm not really going to judge them yet. They have to review my RMA before I can do anything. They should have it done by tomorrow most likely. I'm still not even sure how the RMA service works exactly but I'm sure they'll help me through it.

As for the Grapichs Card. I have disassembled it and cleaned off the residue. And yes it seeped onto the PCB on the area around the GPU itself and on some of the components. mad.gif I cleaned everything off and applied some of my Arctic Silver 5 that I've had for a year and never used lol.

On another note:
The gigantic cooler of the DCII is actually directly mounted to the GPU bracket holes and no where else on the board which is not really that great. After applying the theremal paste and assembling the card back together, I noticed that the PCB and the cooler kind of swivels; even with the mounting screws tight. It seems that the old thermal paste keeps the massive cooler "snug" on the card.
Just means I got to burn it in lol.

Some thermal pastes are adhesive.
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post #77 of 110
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Some thermal pastes are adhesive.

Yeah, not all that bad tho. I plan to do some "modding" to the structure of the card. When it was in my system before, I would have to tie a cable from the top of the case and under the card to support it's weight.
And yes, if anyone ever says that the DCUII series does not flex, warp the board then that's wrong. When in the system it bends down about 2-3mm maybe. Not much but I still don't like the stress on the Cards pcb nor the MOBO.
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Just remember you don't need to buy anything cuz ANY leaks from Corsair products are COVERED. They are very generous and WILL pay for YOUR parts!biggrin.gif
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Just remember you don't need to buy anything cuz ANY leaks from Corsair products are COVERED. They are very generous and WILL pay for YOUR parts!biggrin.gif

Total cost from this leak so far: $45 for a replacement cooler. I don't really expect them to buy me a temporary CPU cooler..
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Wow they charged you? I thought the replacement for the water cooler is free?
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