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What do you think could be in your pump?
There's a chance it's an air bubble trying to work its way through. Unless you tried using your reservoir as a wishing well eek.gif

Generally when your pump's trying to work an air bubble out of itself, it sounds like there's something in there that shouldn't be. If you've let it run dry by accident, it's ####ed anyway. Might as well just run it and hope it's an air bubble. Rocking your rig back and forth should help if that's the case

LOOOL biggrin.gif Good one ^_^

It is definitely not air.. having filled this specific loop 7-8 times now, I know how the air sounds smile.gif
My guess is that I didnt clean the system well enough, and a piece of "saw dust" from the acrylic cutting was left behind and has now traveled to the pump..
The sound would indicate something bigger, but I cant see how something bigger would have gotten into the system (unless Im actually using my res as a wishing well in my sleep)
So im confident that the pump isnt damaged, course I cant see a tiny piece of plastic could do any dmg to the pump unless I let it run for a long time..
I will get 5 liters of distilled tomorrow and give the entire system a good cleaning.
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 3/4/14 at 4:10pm
 
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Well if you find a penny in there, i hope you wished for something good!!!! (Wishing me some Hynix 290x's would be worth it :D )

 

Yeah sorry, wasn't trying to imply that you don't know what you're doing. Just hard to picture that a piece of acrylic could get through your waterblocks but get stuck in your pump. 

 

Doesn't sound like you've done any kind of damage. Hopefully it's all good news for you tomorrow :thumb: 

    
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I didnt take it as if you said I didnt know what I was doing tongue.gif no worries brotha ^_^
All ideas and thoughts are welcome, im just 99% sure that it is not air, thats all tongue.gif

Also, the object could have landed in both ports of the CPU block, so if it was in the outlet, I would have a much easier time getting to the pump.. I cant imagine anything getting through the CPU block and get stuck in pump ether..

or though, since it seams to be heat related, maybe the "object" got heated in the CPU block (inlet or outlet side) making it a more molten state, allowing it to travel through the CPU block and stick to something.. then when the CPU went to idle, the CPU block and the "object" got cooled(shrink) and was released from what ever it was sticking to..

Lol.. What an imagination I have tongue.gif
 
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That wild imagination also made this build possible, so who knows biggrin.gif
Maybe you dropped a screw in there tongue.gif
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That wild imagination also made this build possible, so who knows biggrin.gif
Thats true smile.gif
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Maybe you dropped a screw in there tongue.gif
Dont say stuff like that! that would be awefull!
But I also highly doubt it wink.gif I would be missing a screw somewhere else, and I think it would have killed my pump by now if it was smile.gif
 
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ok.. next "project" is on tongue.gif
Since I have to take it all apart for cleaning, im gonna go ahead with something that I have thought about for some time now..
Im gonna use the same vinyl that I used to make my GPU backplate to make some changes to the CPU block


Something like this, but will probably find some red/black texture to print to the vinyl.

Since my sheets are A4 size, I will have plenty for the CPU, with leftover for my on-board SSD


The small PCB between my CPU and GPU

Everyone feel free to link / post suggestions for a good red/black (mainly red) texture for this!
 
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Here are a few I picked out..
What do you guys think?
Got any other suggestions?









Problem is, I think they would all look bloody brilliant!
I personally like nr2 (3rd pic)
 
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My Vote. Most of the latter ones looked too dark IMO, this one has just the right amount of custom and unique that would set it off without being so different it screams for attention.
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Baah,
Project is off.. The vinyl is broken when I tighten the 8 screws that holds everything together.. so not possible in this way..
I would need to make holes so the screws doesnt touch the vinyl, and the screws are as wide as the vinyl in some places.. so thats not possible ether

I COULD put the vinyl op top of the screws, but I doubt that is gonna look good..
I guess painting is my only option, and im not gonna do that right now.. maybe next time I need to clean the system..
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 3/5/14 at 5:27pm
 
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