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Water cooling parts will arrive tomorrow :) Any tips before i start building my loop ?

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Hello smile.gif

My water cooling parts will arrive tomorrow. Everything including taxes and shipment costed me 1100 usd so far.

Since i am not so experienced with water cooling i was planning to build a small loop first on my old pc so leaks wouldnt cause a lot of trouble until i get better with it.

Is there anything i should know ? Some people were talking about washing radiators with hot water before using. I am not sure if it is a good thing to do. Can you give me any tips like that before i start building it ?

Thank you.


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don't know if you've read any ot this . As far as flushing out the Rad's Distilled water and vinegar mix. Just make sure you flush it out good with straight distilled water afterwards.
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Just keep in mind that you need to leak test after any activity which could disturb your connections, such as taking the CPU Block off and reseating. I have found that it is just ridiculous how easily a connection can start leaking. It doesn't happen often, but, it really only needs to happen once, right?
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Thank you so much for that warning i will keep that in my mind. That is one of the reason why i will put it on my athlon old system first. Even if i do mistakes i will learn from it without sacrificing my new build smile.gif
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don't know if you've read any ot this . As far as flushing out the Rad's Distilled water and vinegar mix. Just make sure you flush it out good with straight distilled water afterwards.


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14874/ex-liq-202/Alphacool_Ultra_Pure_Water_-_1000mL.html?tl=g30c103s753&id=pw2TXjGb&mv_pc=13070#blank

Is this what you mean ? Seems like i need to order those aswell.

Vinegar ? Are you talking about the ones that we use for salads and such ? biggrin.gif
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don't know if you've read any ot this . As far as flushing out the Rad's Distilled water and vinegar mix. Just make sure you flush it out good with straight distilled water afterwards.

I would actually recommend flushing everything at least with distilled water. Modern micro channels clog very easily and it only takes a little bit of dust to do so. Other then that its pretty much take it step by step. Check all connections have O-rings, make sure they are tight (don't over tighten). Make sure the tubes are cut cleanly and most importantly leek test properly with out powering up the hole system. Have a bucket, and lots of towl/paper towls ready in case you do have a leak and need to quickly drain the system.
    
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