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I've been googling and not finding anything.

Basically, what do you guys think about a liquid cooled computer that you're not going to use for an entire month? Do you leave it full of coolant (in my case distilled water) or do you drain it and fill it up later?

I'm about due for a cycle and block cleaning.

I have an XSPC Raystorm RS 360 kit with a VID 797 block if that matters at all.

Not sure if I should be more worried about the air and evaporation/corrosion getting to everything or if I should be more worried about weird stuff growing in my loop and leaks.
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I would drain it, over time, when the water isnt moving, it gives the liquid time to get into the smallest of spaces, and possible cause a very slow leak or somethinmg, be safe and drain ot
     
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Leave it folding for a whole month and use a remote desktop to check up on it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Leave it folding for a whole month and use a remote desktop to check up on it.

Now that someone said it, I absolutly support thsi idea smile.gif
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Leave it folding for a whole month and use a remote desktop to check up on it.

haha, I like AMD but coming home to a giant power bill isn't something I'd look forward too.

I am gonna drain it. Thank you guys for the advice.
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post #6 of 7
IMO one month is not very long at all and you will be fine just leaving it full.
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post #7 of 7
Also a hybrid solution would be to create a task with windows task scheduler to execute "shutdown /s /t 0" a week or two after you leave... you can fold or not in the meantime.

BTW if your plan is to complete your maintenance after you return, I think it's better to leave it wet so whatever gunk you'll be cleaning off doesn't cement onto the surface.
Edited by threephi - 3/30/13 at 1:06pm
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