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I finished up my first loop on Monday, I leak tested it for a day and a half with just distilled water, as I did not have any PT nuke or a kill coil. Yesterday I went to Microcenter to pick up my Z623's and a kill coil, and shoved it in the res.

Last night I stress tested the CPU(51C max) and GPU (41C max) and played Metro 2033 for several hours. Then I left it on overnight on idle playing some music. This morning I looked at the res and saw something that looked kinda greenish/brownish on the acrylic window of the Res. Seems to be forming at the O ring between the Acetyl res and the acrylic window. I tried my best to take some pictures illustrating this.





I picked out the kill coil with a pair of tweezers and tried to scrape anything off, but nothing came off except water. Kill coil looked brand new. It was in a performance PC package I got at microcenter. All the tubing looks fine, but I can't see into my water blocks, so that's a mystery. I did rinse my rads and blocks several, several times before assembling it into my case.

I mean, could it be some silicone grease from the O-ring? Possible algae? or corrosion?
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Drain the loop and flush out the res. Try to isolate that stuff to get a better look at it in the open. I honestly can't tell what it is. I'd wager that your guess is as good as mine; it's either algae or grease from the o-rings.

Here's an out-there theory: Assuming that is grease from behind those o-rings; perhaps the water heated up enough to cause the grease to undergo thermal expansion, which caused it to ooze around the o-rings?
   
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Could possibly just be some material from inside the radiator. I've had similar experiences and just left it. A year and a half later I flushed my loop and the particles didn't look any worse, but I was glad to get *most* of it out. Glad I don't use clear tubing, seems like a ton of maintenance.
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I really, really rinsed out those rads (10+ times on both) but anything is possible I suppose. It's going to have to wait until next month when I order my new fittings to take it all apart again. For right now I'm going to keep an eye on it and make sure my coil doesn't start growing anything. I'll keep you updated
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