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I have an EKWB 680 copper waterblock that I'm trying to clean right now, and I'd like to know if it is necessary to take the copper part off of the PCB.
I plan on using a toothbrush, some isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. As long as I keep the PCB minimally wet and then dry it off I should be OK right? I won't even be turning the PC on until next friday.

Thanks for your input! Any other cleaning do's or don'ts would be appreciated!
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Nothing? any objections?
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id take it off to be safe, 5 minutes removing it is better then an expensive paper weight thumb.gif
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Yes I would remove it because you don't want to put any unnecessary stress on the pcb and I wouldn't want to risk causing any static damage or shorts to the card. Also, depending on the amount of gunk on the block you will be glad to be able to work more freely with it off the card. I would rather replace a few bucks worth the TIM than a $500 card. I've also heard ketchup works great on the copper blocks. thumb.gif
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Yes i suppose I should be putting my Coollaboratory Liquid Pro to good use. Thanks!
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Yes, I'd take it off, just to be on the safe side. I've used lime juice before and it works really well. Good luck bud. thumb.gif
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