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oh and after first month, unscrew the waterblock and clean inside it. there will be gunk

explain this, what is the risk of there being "gunk" in the blocks.
    
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explain this, what is the risk of there being "gunk" in the blocks.

well all new rads will have crap in them from the manufacturing. Its widely reported to clean inside the blocks after first month of use. it was someones advice to me.
Edited by gertruude - 2/25/13 at 2:06pm
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Leaks while setting up the loop? It's unlikely that a loop will leak once it's fully tested, right?

well when i was new to water cooling. i had a couple of leaks one slow one i didnt notice and another through stupidity in trusting the crappy plastic clamps that come with the xspc kits rolleyes.gif

we learn the hard way biggrin.gif
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well all new rads will have crap in them from the manufacturing. Its widely reported to clean inside the blocks after first month of use. it was someones advice to me.
How would you recommend taking apart a gpu block?
    
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well all new rads will have crap in them from the manufacturing. Its widely reported to clean inside the blocks after first month of use. it was someones advice to me.
Doesn't washing out the radiator prevent that?

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well when i was new to water cooling. i had a couple of leaks one slow one i didnt notice and another through stupidity in trusting the crappy plastic clamps that come with the xspc kits rolleyes.gif

we learn the hard way biggrin.gif
Good to know about the clamps. Which ones are considered good?
I've been looking at these:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hoclbrmi3712.html
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Doesn't washing out the radiator prevent that?
Good to know about the clamps. Which ones are considered good?
I've been looking at these:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hoclbrmi3712.html

aye thats all i use for clamps. doesnt look pretty mind you but they do the job perfectly smile.gif

I washed out the rad too but i still had a bit of gunk after first month so i figured id give him the hint just in case he didnt know smile.gif
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How would you recommend taking apart a gpu block?

i dont use gpu block sadly so i got no idea.

not sure if its like the xspc cpu block with allen key nuts
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post #28 of 47
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How would you recommend taking apart a gpu block?
unscrew it and pull off the top cover, then scrub it out or whatever else needs to be done.
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unscrew it and pull off the top cover, then scrub it out or whatever else needs to be done.
wasnt' really that descriptive, but i'll look into it
    
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post #30 of 47
Varies based on your block.. But yea, its basically unscrew it and it should separate into two main pieces (top + bottom) and the gasket.
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