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Well... I was playing Battlefield 3, doing pretty damn good too, when the game froze and crashed. About 1-2 seconds later, I hear this gargling noise coming from my computer.

I knew it was bad. All the sudden, GPU fans rev up to 100% as I'm rushing to unplug it from the wall. At the time I unpluged it, it was all running fine, so HOPEFULLY nothing is damaged.

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The carpet under the computer
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I plan to leave it in my closet for 2 days with the fan running. The GPU and soundcard got hit the worst. I had to drain my GPU after I took it out, let me remind you it's air cooled...

This day now sucks, I'm depressed, and I want a cookie.



Any advise is appreciated.


ALWAYS USE COMPRESSION/BARB CLAMPS/ SMALLER TUBING






UPDATE! IT LIVES!
Edited by noak - 5/4/12 at 1:20pm
post #2 of 114
I suggest drying it off with some paper towels and letting it run for a day or two with some fans circulating air.
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Oooh, no clamps... that explains much. Hope the rig is OK after the bath,
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post #4 of 114
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Just looked at the PSU, the back side was covered in water as well. It only gets better frown.gif
post #5 of 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by noak View Post

Well... I was playing Battlefield 3, doing pretty damn good too, when the game froze and crashed. About 1-2 seconds later, I hear this gargling noise coming from my computer.
I knew it was bad. All the sudden, GPU fans rev up to 100% as I'm rushing to unplug it from the wall. At the time I unpluged it, it was all running fine, so HOPEFULLY nothing is damaged.
Pictures
700
700
700
450
The carpet under the computer
700
I plan to leave it in my closet for 2 days with the fan running. The GPU and soundcard got hit the worst. I had to drain my GPU after I took it out, let me remind you it's air cooled...
This day now sucks, I'm depressed, and I want a cookie.
Any advise is appreciated.
ALWAYS USE COMPRESSION/BARB CLAMPS/ SMALLER TUBING

good thing your PSU was facing down, or you wouldve toasted it.

advice? buy some worm clamps and hook it back up, fit any smaller cards you can into a bag of rice, or even better, a bag full of silica gel packets

do pull your mobo and make sure the back is dry, a friend of mine got zapped thinking his pc was dry after a similar incident.
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post #6 of 114
Ouch that sucks. I would get bags of rice and put the sound card and the video card in there just in case.

Also what barbs and tubes were you using?
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post #7 of 114
I had a ton of water spill all over my GTX 580 a week after I built my loop, it was all good after I covered it in paper towel and let it sit for a few hours. If you were using distilled water then theres nothing to worry about.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shozzking View Post

I had a ton of water spill all over my GTX 580 a week after I built my loop, it was all good after I covered it in paper towel and let it sit for a few hours. If you were using distilled water then theres nothing to worry about.
Not true. Distilled water picks up metal particles in the loop and becomes conductive fairly quickly after running in the loop.
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post #9 of 114
Could've been worse...at least your PSU fan was pointing down. Hope your components are fine!
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post #10 of 114
ouch man what coolant were you using? depending on whats in it you may be fine after it all dries. i know that car coolant has a tendency to gum things up. i hope everything is ok man def some scarey stuff
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