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I am taking apart my computer for a new computer case. I found this black stuff that was at the water level in the reservior. Any idea what it is?


Loop consists of Black Ice SR1 rads, GTX580 Hydro Copper Block, XSPC CPU block, silver coil.
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post #2 of 6
Maybe the solder residue from the radiators if you didn't flush them before filling the loop.
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post #3 of 6
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Think I should take apart my CPU block? I was trying tot avoid it.
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post #4 of 6
Certainly can't hurt, but flushing all the components thoroughly should be enough tbh.
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post #5 of 6
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Anything bad about running a little bit of vingar through a loop to flush?
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post #6 of 6
Running vinegar is usually used to kill algae in the loop, your picture doesn't look like algae at all, if you want you can use a 25-30% vinegar solution, but I don't think it will make a difference, distilled water should be enough to clear everything out. I'd take out your rad and flush it by hand, by filling it, sealing it and shaking it around until the water that comes out doesn't have any debris in it, alternatively you can hook it up the sink and run water through it for some time.
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