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Having looked at realtemp a few times these last few days, it did seem a little off, 2nd core was a little higher than normal and overall all of them were a little high. I mean during idle it usually sits 27-28c but for the last few days as I mentioned it was a little higher, sometimes reaching around 34/35c on idle (usually the 2nd core). I thought It was probably because of the lovely weather we were having here in the UK (didn't bloody last long though - miserable day today) and It did feel like the ambient temps were a little higher than normal, but I thought I'd check it out and much to my surprise there was a bunch of algae in my res and it seemed to have this cracked effect throughout the res. Last time I changed the water was probably around 7 or 8 months ago, did the usual flush, clean and new silver coil etc but this build up was quite a bit. Even pressing on the tubing forced little bits of the stuff to pop up to the res and damn there is quite a lot.







For now it's running okay, but most likely sometime during the weekend I'll disassemble the loop and flush it out.

What steps can I take to prevent this from happening again? Will I be needing a new res? Could I use some additives along with the silver coil?

Need some help guy. Thanks thumb.gif
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Try using an additive like Copper Sulfate (found in most Biocides) in addition to your kill coil. Also, scrub your blocks squeaky clean. There's no guarantee that flushing will get all that crud out of the micro-channels. Some lemon juice and a toothbrush work great, btw.
   
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Try using an additive like Copper Sulfate (found in most Biocides) in addition to your kill coil. Also, scrub your blocks squeaky clean. There's no guarantee that flushing will get all that crud out of the micro-channels. Some lemon juice and a toothbrush work great, btw.

Thanks for response, this should work right? or would you suggest something else?

Will definitely be using a toothbrush and lemon juice because of the sheer amount of crap in this loop. thumb.gif
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Thanks for response, this should work right? or would you suggest something else?

Will definitely be using a toothbrush and lemon juice because of the sheer amount of crap in this loop. thumb.gif

That ought to do the trick. FrozenCPU says that it also acts as a pH balancer and a de-scaler. I can't comment on those properties but I do know the main ingredient is a tried and true compound for killing algae and molds.
   
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Pretty sure the mayhem biocide would do fine
and you will be need a new res I reckon

make sure you flush it out a couple of time with DI water before adding the final liquid
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Thanks for response, this should work right? or would you suggest something else?

Will definitely be using a toothbrush and lemon juice because of the sheer amount of crap in this loop. thumb.gif

That ought to do the trick. FrozenCPU says that it also acts as a pH balancer and a de-scaler. I can't comment on those properties but I do know the main ingredient is a tried and true compound for killing algae and molds.

Thanks, appreciate the help. thumb.gif
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Pretty sure the mayhem biocide would do fine
and you will be need a new res I reckon

make sure you flush it out a couple of time with DI water before adding the final liquid
best of luck

Thanks, from further inspection it seems the cracked effect is all around the the res and I am a bit worried that it may start leaking. I have researched around a bit regarding the acrylic problem and the usual issues but I haven't applied any alcohol like substance to the res so not sure why it should start cracking. Gonna likely RMA the sucker but may invest in one that doesn't usually have the cracking issue.

Any suggestions for a new res (more resilient - higher quality & definitely no cracking issues)? (My current res is the Phobya Balancer 150).
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You wouldnt be wrong if you choose any of the bitspower res
Im currently using the full acrylic one and so far so good, just make sure you do some final inspection before mounting and filling it
all caps should be tight!

I've used EK res in the past and not very satisfied with it since the acrylic get scratched so easily and it looked terrible over time or being handeld poorly
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You wouldnt be wrong if you choose any of the bitspower res
Im currently using the full acrylic one and so far so good, just make sure you do some final inspection before mounting and filling it
all caps should be tight!

I've used EK res in the past and not very satisfied with it since the acrylic get scratched so easily and it looked terrible over time or being handeld poorly

Ouch, any cheaper alternative? redface.gif
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I used to think that I'd water cool my system one day.....but these issues just seem to daunting to deal with. (leaks/pumps failing/PITA to interchange parts) :(

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Main Rig
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Secondary Rig
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i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
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WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
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27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
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