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Finally, after the restless help of Snerp, Aqualan, ira-k and plenty others who's names can't remember now but i thank them a lot, my Tsunami will very soon be watercooled and overclocked. Bought the whole equipment from Perfomance-pcs.com and i was very pleased with their range products and service; i highly recommend them to anyone interested entering watercooling as i did.

Anyway, long story short, here's the leak test:


I know, the tubing is a bit messy now, but i will cut it again prior firing up the setup on the pc, since i need to put some clamps and tephlon tape. I had only one leak so far on MC60W when starting the leak teast (it seems the fittings where loosened a bit while putting the tubing) but now it's fixed and the system now runs couple hours with no leak and with no air.

I only have two things bothering me...

-First is that the copper plates both of Apogee and MC60W are full of fingerprints ... didn't expect they get so dirt (yeah, i had clean hands). Anyway, i tried washing them out with a soft cloth but no luck. Is there anything to remove them? Ofcourse, it's not big deal, since Arctic Silver will be used as thermal paste but it's not the best thing (astheatically)...

-Although i added like 85-15 diionised/distilled water - FluidXP blue, the liquid is now (almost) clear, not blue. Is that supposed to happen?

Apart from these, i should fire it up when E6600 and X1950XTX arive later this or the coming week . Im planning to OC e6600 up to 3.6GHz but ill see how it goes.
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-First is that the copper plates both of Apogee and MC60W are full of fingerprints ... didn't expect they get so dirt (yeah, i had clean hands). Anyway, i tried washing them out with a soft cloth but no luck. Is there anything to remove them? Ofcourse, it's not big deal, since Arctic Silver will be used as thermal paste but it's not the best thing (astheatically)...

-Although i added like 85-15 diionised/distilled water - FluidXP blue, the liquid is now (almost) clear, not blue. Is that supposed to happen?
Finger prints wont do anything for temps. What you see is tarnish on the copper. If you REALLY want to get it clean then use some sort of copper cleaner to remove the tarnish. MAKE SURE you clean it ALL off afterwards. I wouldnt even bother with it man.

It is now almost clear because fluidXP isnt dye, it is non conductive fluid. You can use 100% fluidXP so that if you get a leak, no damage will occur. It isnt an additive. Its no big deal since you've already done it, but for the install you might want to use either 100% fluidXP, or none. I used to use distilled water and a capful of zerex additive. I was going to switch over to 100% fluidXP just for the convenience but discovered that air cooling > water.
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You have a nice looking set-up there, it should do you well...Be sure to clean your water blocks off with a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol before your put your AS5 on, that will get rid of any residue on them...Fluid XP I beleive is supposed to be run at 100% with no dilution....
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FluidXP can be used 100%?? That's the best of the deal i guess. I have seen this video with a man "bathing" his gpu with FluidXP, but i thought it was irrelevant since it needed distilled water too. Thanks for the heads up . Since im refilling for the final setup, ill put 100% FluidXP.

As for the fingerprints, i might give it a second try to clean them. But since it doesn't harm thermal conductivity, it's really no big problem.

Ill update with pics of the final setup and the x1950xtx with the ramsinks. Speaking of which (the ramsinks), ill use the enclosed Arctic Ceramique at them since AS5 is capacitive right? Although Silver is way better (perfomance wise) from Ceramique...

Stay tuned and thanks for your help ppl .

[edit] Heh, who left the looney toons bin within the image frame?? Photoshop time...
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Make sure you have enough Fluid XP to fill the system...you'll be pissed if you don't have enough to run the system after all the waiting.
    
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