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The complex that I am staying in decided that they wanted to rebuilt their sprinkler systems from a wet to a dry setup.

I asked the guys if they needed me to move anything and they said no... Well guess what happens next? They spell rusted-water all over my desktop tower. rolleyes.gif

I cracked it open and their is rusted water on my R9 290's PCB. I'm going to clean this off as best I can and then fire it up and see if it all works. Is the rusted water going to continue to "corrode" or ruin the GPU?
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Isopropyl alcohol is a good go-to for cleaning. It dries quickly and is a good at getting stuff off.

Mild soap and water is another option. As long as there is no current through electronics water is okay. Just make sure they're super dry before plugging it back in.

To answer your question about rust, it conducts electricity and does need to be cleaned off.
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Isopropyl alcohol is a good go-to for cleaning. It dries quickly and is a good at getting stuff off.

Mild soap and water is another option. As long as there is no current through electronics water is okay. Just make sure they're super dry before plugging it back in.

To answer your question about rust, it conducts electricity and does need to be cleaned off.

Finally got everything cleaned. So far everything is working as intended and haven't ran into any BSOD's or other errors.
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