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post #11 of 26
I run a custom loop with a D5, PC is on 24/7 365.
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post #12 of 26
Mines been running 8 months. No issues. Went away for a week and left it running the entire time, no worries wink.gif
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post #13 of 26
I never ever shutdown.
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

No longer completely true - Corsair have put a value limit into their warranty. This means that they will pay to replace items up to a certain value, after which you are on your own.

Still better than a D5 / DDC failing, however that is why I have a monitoring device. Generally speaking though, if your pump fails your CPU will hit thermal throttling then eventually shut everything down, hopefully before anything gets damaged.

True if a person wasn't able to set something up like this they can probably change the shutdown temp in the bios to just above load temps. So it would shutdown at a much cooler temperature.
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post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

I leave mine running 24/7 on BOINC, no problems.

My biggest concern is pump failure, but I have a monitoring system that is set to shut down if the pump RPM drops below a certain level or the temperature goes too high.

Even if there were a leak I would think it unlikely, but not impossible, that you would get an electrical fire; most of the time something will trip first.

I leave mine on 24 X 7. Although contemplating shuting it down more often just to save a few bucks on power bill.

GingerJohn, sent you a PM on what monitoring system you have. Would like to do that just for peace of mind.
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post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the boost in confidence, cant wait to get a loop going.
post #17 of 26
Never had a problem myself and i leave my rig on quite often.

I assume we're talking about custom loops here, in which case provided you buy quality components, and do plenty of leak testing, there shouldn't be an issue.
post #18 of 26
I leave mine running 24/7, because I like having it available instantly.

If it leaks then you'll short the power supply long before an electrical fire starts.

My leak testing was on-the-fly. I think people that do 24 hour tests and whatnot are wasting time. If there's a leak it's going to show immediately, even if it's a slow leak.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by dr/owned View Post

I leave mine running 24/7, because I like having it available instantly.

If it leaks then you'll short the power supply long before an electrical fire starts.

My leak testing was on-the-fly. I think people that do 24 hour tests and whatnot are wasting time. If there's a leak it's going to show immediately, even if it's a slow leak.

I so about 10 mins leak test biggrin.gif. I dont see the points of 24 hours either.
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post #20 of 26
I ran my i3 watercooled rig 24/7 for about 3 weeks and never had any issues , Just make sure all connections are tight smile.gif
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