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Well, I decided to change the layout of my loop the other night. Since I had all of the watercooling gear out in the open I went ahead and cleaned it out. Of particular note was the CPU block. I thought I'd get a hair, or maybe a little spec of something, but no. I got this crap:



That's a Monsoon 3/8" x 5/8" fitting for a size reference.

I flushed my rad multiple times when I first got it. After a few flushes that yielded nothing I figured it was clean and ready to go rolleyes.gif.

What surprises me are my max CPU temps are still within ~1C of my temps before flushing out my block.
   
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Your cpu block was a good filter/catch lol
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that stuff wouldn't do much about the temps.. but they DO look kinda dangerous if they where to get to the pump!
Good thing your CPU block caught it smile.gif

Hmm.. it kinda looks like paint from your fittings? (I have the same ones) that would mean that it would never entering the water system, until you removed the fittings? smile.gif just a thought.
 
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