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So this is my first water cooling build and I just have a CPU loop. When setting it up my outlet of the ray storm had a leak. Nothing was powered on but got a little water on the mobo and graphics card. Fixed the leak and computer was off all last night and today while I'm at work until I get home in about 4 hours. Should I blow dry it and at what heat level? Just want to make sure before I try turning it on
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post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by jakemfbacon View Post

So this is my first water cooling build and I just have a CPU loop. When setting it up my outlet of the ray storm had a leak. Nothing was powered on but got a little water on the mobo and graphics card. Fixed the leak and computer was off all last night and today while I'm at work until I get home in about 4 hours. Should I blow dry it and at what heat level? Just want to make sure before I try turning it on

Can you take it apart and stick the parts that were wet in rice for 24hrs. That would be your best bet. If not, then I'd wait 48hrs to be sure.
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post #3 of 17
Don't use a hair drier if you can help it mate.

Personally I would leave it another 24 hours before turning it on. If you can (and what I would do after drying up as much of the mess as I could), pop to the nearest store where they sell microwaves, open one up (not one that's in the box obviously) and steal the silicon gel pack out of it. Throw that in your case for ~72 hours and you should be OK.

Ideally though, take it all apart and put it in rice!
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post #4 of 17
I'd use the silica gel over rice myself. Also compressed air or taking the air compressor to it is good. Also don't see anything wrong with the hair dryer but as others said if you can wait longer do that smile.gif
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it was distilled, right?
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post #6 of 17
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it was distilled, right?

Yeah just distilled water and I don't even know why I kept the gpu in as I don't have a gpu loop...I took it out though.

Also I feel like rice will be a huge hassle especially if it gets in little cracks.. and I don't have any rice lol
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post #7 of 17
Just leave it for another day or two. It should be perfectly dry by then. I've powered on my computer after a leak but I was using a non conductive coolant.
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distilled is non conductive, and i was dumb enough to power on my pc like 2 hours after spilling distilled on the back of my gpu pcb, it was fine.
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Your new brand radeon 7950 got wet?!?
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Your new brand radeon 7950 got wet?!?
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Your new brand radeon 7950 got wet?!?

Yes *cries* frown.gif
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