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How often do you guys clean your blocks/
6 months?

depending on how OCD you are, every 6 months to a year
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How often do you guys clean your blocks/
6 months?

I will be seeing if i need to clean them next year. I basically just installed my loop (3 months or so), so oxide shouldn't be too bad. Plus my res water is still spot clean.
   
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he he, I'm a minimalist, not there yet to disassemble the blocks for lime soup bath and then a distilled bath wink.gif
however that approach sounds like a great & thorough cleaning process and I will keep it for future reference when time comes for the major overhaul smile.gif
for now I leave cooling system as is, just recently swapped the tubing out and put everything together, the last piece off the system is my Rastorm block (which looks good enough for me).
Just need to finish off some cable extension sleeving (the 24-pin is a little nightmarish) first while waiting for the CPU to arrive (hopefully soon!) ... and finally firing the rig up again after nearly 1 week downtime.

Sounds great, I was once in your state of mind, than it quickly grew on me, after my initial cpu waterloop came along gpu, then another gpu, pumps, reservoir etc. I kept messing with the loop for a good two- three month before i settle with what I got, now i'm itching for a new case. so it begin again. biggrin.gif
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How often do you guys clean your blocks/
6 months?

Never, I wipe it down with isopropyl when ever I pull the block and thats it. You're never going to see the base once the block is installed.
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I clean the inside of the blocks whenever i break down the loop, which is just randomly.
    
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Sounds great, I was once in your state of mind, than it quickly grew on me, after my initial cpu waterloop came along gpu, then another gpu, pumps, reservoir etc. I kept messing with the loop for a good two- three month before i settle with what I got, now i'm itching for a new case. so it begin again. biggrin.gif

haha! I was reading some about water cooling in past, but never bothered with it ... until Ivy Bridge wink.gif ... well, I thought about with Sandy Bridge CPU, but it was still ok on air, so I passed (again) ... however with IVB it's a different story .. and I grew tired of the fans noise ... I especially started hating the buzzing GPU fans.
Started my own water cooling with an XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 kit only in May this year ... and quickly upgraded throughout 2-3 months to what I have now (Raystorm CPU + Razor 670 GPU + RX240 + EX360 + FrozenQ res + Koolance D5 pump) biggrin.gif

I know the itchy feeling about further modding the loop, making it flow stronger, look better, run cooler, including more components, then modding the case (I totally modded mine instead of buying a new one hehe) ... then comes the nice looking cable sleeving and compression fittings .... and oh man, it never ends and what a joy is in this biggrin.gif

however, Primochill tubing I used for 6 weeks spoiled the fun for me, had to flush and flush the system a few times, ditched it eventually as I don't like to run things that seem to never work right or cause more harm than good. Now swapped the tubing to Feser biggrin.gif ... well can't fire it up yet as I am still waiting for my CPU (it crapped out in 8 weeks) to come from Intel RMA.

Generally I spend so much time tinkering around my system (modding, customizing the loop further or overclocking CPU/MEM/GPU) that I barely have time to normally use ha ha! biggrin.gif
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haha! I was reading some about water cooling in past, but never bothered with it ... until Ivy Bridge wink.gif ... well, I thought about with Sandy Bridge CPU, but it was still ok on air, so I passed (again) ... however with IVB it's a different story .. and I grew tired of the fans noise ... I especially started hating the buzzing GPU fans.
Started my own water cooling with an XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 kit only in May this year ... and quickly upgraded throughout 2-3 months to what I have now (Raystorm CPU + Razor 670 GPU + RX240 + EX360 + FrozenQ res + Koolance D5 pump) biggrin.gif
I know the itchy feeling about further modding the loop, making it flow stronger, look better, run cooler, including more components, then modding the case (I totally modded mine instead of buying a new one hehe) ... then comes the nice looking cable sleeving and compression fittings .... and oh man, it never ends and what a joy is in this biggrin.gif
however, Primochill tubing I used for 6 weeks spoiled the fun for me, had to flush and flush the system a few times, ditched it eventually as I don't like to run things that seem to never work right or cause more harm than good. Now swapped the tubing to Feser biggrin.gif ... well can't fire it up yet as I am still waiting for my CPU (it crapped out in 8 weeks) to come from Intel RMA.
Generally I spend so much time tinkering around my system (modding, customizing the loop further or overclocking CPU/MEM/GPU) that I barely have time to normally use ha ha! biggrin.gif

Exactly!!!! Low temp and Noise was my biggest motivation of watercooling! I can't bare the noise the gpu makes when playing bf3 , especially two cards. literally sounds like jets are taking off while gaming mad.gif
All started off with a basic wc kit, then it will turn in into full fledge custom loop over time. I actually enjoy tinkering with my loop, felt great doing something out of the ordinary pc builds and to find out that everything is working just feels awesome. I spent 3-5 month putting my rig together before I actually used it. once i got everything the way I want, i just left it alone. until now! grrr, caselabs!

Tubing is a hit of miss, try out brand to brand see which works best for you.
Hope the chip turnaround time isn't too long, its a bummer waiting for parts tongue.gif
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Exactly!!!! Low temp and Noise was my biggest motivation of watercooling! I can't bare the noise the gpu makes when playing bf3 , especially two cards. literally sounds like jets are taking off while gaming mad.gif
All started off with a basic wc kit, then it will turn in into full fledge custom loop over time. I actually enjoy tinkering with my loop, felt great doing something out of the ordinary pc builds and to find out that everything is working just feels awesome. I spent 3-5 month putting my rig together before I actually used it. once i got everything the way I want, i just left it alone. until now! grrr, caselabs!
Tubing is a hit of miss, try out brand to brand see which works best for you.
Hope the chip turnaround time isn't too long, its a bummer waiting for parts tongue.gif

yeah, the GPU fans are painful on ears ... I used to run 570 SLI heavily overclocked and while playing Metro 2033 in 1920x1200 and max eye candy, both of my cards spun the fans to over 90% fan speed ... I couldn't play the game without headphones at all ...

as per Intel RMA it's pretty quick, I sent my dead CPU in last Friday with Fedex Ground (from NY to KY), it arrived on Tuesday afternoon in local Intel center (Louisville, Kentucky), was admitted on Wednesday morning. Last night they created the shipping label for replacement, so it will mail back to me today with UPS 2nd Day Air. There is still a slim chance I get it here at work on Friday afternoon ... and if not oh well Monday it will be wink.gif
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Looking fwd to your update! thumb.gif
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feeling lucky smile.gif
UPS tracking says I will be getting my replacement CPU on this Friday afternoon! yaaaay! biggrin.gif

this means this weekend I complete the build with a fresh CPU ... probably I spend it on overclocking it instead of gaming ... again he hehe biggrin.gif
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