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Swiftech H220 help! :(

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Hello fellas and ladies, I new to the site and to desktop building. So I built my very first gaming rig a few months back [IMG] Yeah i know I don't have all the fancy cabling routing and sleeved cables and cathodes but ill get there somewhere whn I get more knowledge hehe.. But anyway I'm new to water cooling and I wanted to introduce myself to WC so I been doing extensive research and I came to the swiftech H220 since it's modifiable as well as an all in one for the price. Since they aren't sold in the USA they are pretty hard to get a hold of so I resorted to ebay, and bought one last week and it arrived he mentioned no major bent rad fins and when i opened it I found this in the copper base of the block is there a way I can clean that off? Is it usable?? Please help me out guys
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i think ketchup was the solution? just spread some on and let it sit to get that tarnish off.

Also, it looks like he handled the copper base a lot with his fingers. Try to avoid that in the future and clean the base with propyl alcohol, dry, and apply thermal paste (which it looks like he also forgot) to the CPU.

Also, clean the CPU heat spreader beforehand too.

if you cant manage to get it off, dont worry about it. It only looks bad but it wont affect performance much. You cant see that copper anyway once it's installed.
Edited by ez12a - 9/10/13 at 11:36am
 
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Ok cool, thanks for the help.. So it is usable with all those bent fins correct?
Edited by iAngel86 - 9/10/13 at 10:09am
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yes. as long as the water channels they're connected to arent broken or leaking. It'll look ugly but it'll work. Touch them up with sharpie marker -- be very gentle.
 
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