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I got all the tubing and reservoir and pump out. The only thing left is the very large radiator on top and the section infront of cpu where tubes lead to
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You're gonna have to take the radiator out to clean it I'm afraid, unless you want to drown your hardware in water.

This "section in front of the cpu", are you talking about the cpu block? If you are I'd also take that off, pull it apart and clean the inside of it, giving extra attention to the microfins.
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My case is an azza hurrican and the radiator takes up a humongous portion of the top of the case. Dont really know how to take it out and then put it back in
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You dont know how to take it out? Hate to break it to you but you dropped the ball,. You basically have to take the computer apart, remove everything, clean it, then rebuild it. NO OTHER OPTIONS.
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You don't have to take it out Though it is greatly advised to do so... You can always flush it while it's in the case. You will need you use your pump and probably a good 10 feet of tubing to do so. Have your pump push fresh water through the rad and then have the rad dump down a sink somewhere. The problem with this you cant use hot water unless you can plumb the rad directly to your faucet. Then you would want to use distilled water to rinse and mineral deposits from your tap water out of the rad.


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You don't have to take it out Though it is greatly advised to do so... You can always flush it while it's in the case. You will need you use your pump and probably a good 10 feet of tubing to do so. Have your pump push fresh water through the rad and then have the rad dump down a sink somewhere. The problem with this you cant use hot water unless you can plumb the rad directly to your faucet. Then you would want to use distilled water to rinse and mineral deposits from your tap water out of the rad.
How can you guarantee in that case that the algae can be completely cleaned out?
post #17 of 19
You can't, your best bet would be to just remove it, there'll be x amount of screws holding it in I'd imagine, just remove em all and tear it out, give it a solid clean and put it back smile.gif
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post #18 of 19
As a start, take a look at the manual for the case. It shows how to remove the case's top panel (the part with the wings). (If you don't know where your original manual is, just go to the Azza website.)
There may also be a manual for the radiator that has instructions for how to remove it. (Or you might be able to find a youtube video showing someone else installing or uninstalling that model.) What brand/model of radiator do you have?

It can be very helpful to take pics as you work, so that you'll have something to help you remember where everything was before when it's time to put things back into place.

Incidentally, have you given any thought to how you got the algal infestation in the first place? You don't want to go through all the trouble of cleaning up the current problem only to have it recur.
What liquid mixture have you been running, and what anti-algal agent or strategy were you using?
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Incidentally, have you given any thought to how you got the algal infestation in the first place? You don't want to go through all the trouble of cleaning up the current problem only to have it recur.
What liquid mixture have you been running, and what anti-algal agent or strategy were you using?

Easy, running a water loop for 5 years, and not once cleaning it. wink.gif
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