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Hey I'm newb to WCing and I put my build together last week. However, I forgot to flush the parts. Is there anything to worry about? The water looks very clear when the pump is off. I will take apart the stuff soon anyway to put in an additional radiator. Are my parts gunked now or am I overreacting?

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Yes you probably should worry. Radiators can have metal chunks in them from left from manufactures. These can not only clog up blocks but also damage them. I would take your loop apart asap and flush everything really well. For the little amount of time that you've had it up it shouldn't be to much of a problem. You'd be surprised at what u will find after a good rinse. Just make sure to use distilled water for your last flush.
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Originally Posted by Dredknot View Post

Yes you probably should worry. Radiators can have metal chunks in them from left from manufactures. These can not only clog up blocks but also damage them. I would take your loop apart asap and flush everything really well. For the little amount of time that you've had it up it shouldn't be to much of a problem. You'd be surprised at what u will find after a good rinse. Just make sure to use distilled water for your last flush.
Had my parts running for around 4 months now and i never rinsed, working fine thumb.gif
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You want to rinse well with DI water at least your radiators. I rinsed my water blocks and other parts, but nothing came out. If they are newer models and bought new, most water blocks are OK. But I would certainly rinse the other parts, specifically the radiators. You need to boil some DI water and USE HOT GLOVES to handle and fill the radiator. Let set for about 10 minutes, empty a little, then plug the holes and shake it. Then empty the water, repeating about 5 times or until water is clear with no flux at all.

Mine didn't have too much flux at all come out of any parts, but there was quite a few black specs. You will be better off doing this and it certainly can't hurt.

Good luck
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