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hi im just wondering whats the longest anyone has had a pump or cpu block or rad?
Im still rocking on a old 775 era gigabyte galaxy 2 cpu block modded to fit 1150 i54670k. I dont know why but the pump that came in the kit refuses to die, must be getting on for +10 years now and i still use the pc everyday. I rarely flush out the water and clean everything
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well I would have to say, that sounds about right. all of my water cooed systems over the years have lasted about 8 to 10 years before I have to upgrade the system. D5 pumps last about 7 to 10 years you have a good one. as for CPU water blocks, I had to upgrade my old swiftech CPU water blocks about 6 years ago as they would not handle the new 200watt CPU's.
https://imgur.com/a/vLwm8

I sold all my old 240mm radiators 6 years ago, to upgrade to 360mm radiators.

as for my motherboard and GPU water blocks I have to replace them every time I upgrade my systems. thumb.gif

well I hope this is what your looking for. thumb.gif
Edited by toolmaker03 - 10/19/17 at 6:07am
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i dont know why but im getting 35-40c idle and 77-80c running x264 stress test @4.6ghz 1.295v 24/7 i can go to 5ghz but thats too much @1.35v,
the cooler cant keep up unless i use a car heat exchanger submerged in ice
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hi im just wondering whats the longest anyone has had a pump or cpu block or rad?
Im still rocking on a old 775 era gigabyte galaxy 2 cpu block modded to fit 1150 i54670k. I dont know why but the pump that came in the kit refuses to die, must be getting on for +10 years now and i still use the pc everyday. I rarely flush out the water and clean everything

 

My Swiftech MCP-655 has been going strong for 6.5 years at this point with no signs of degradation or additional noise.

 

Raystorm CPU block 1 month shy of 4 years.  My previous Swiftech block was just fine at 2.5 years, but I wanted the Raystorm due to LED lighting...sold the block to someone here and is still kicking as far as I know.

 

XSPC EX240 radiators as old as the Raystorm block...no issues whatsoever.  Previous radiator(s) were sold to people here in good working order. 

 

Biggest problem I have had is with Acrylic reservoir that holds the pump.  First XSPC dual bay res lasted about 3.5 years and was all cracked/spider webbed...never leaked though.  I bought another of the same and it is doing just fine presently. 

 

Since I started with custom loops I have never done a routine drain/fill for maintenance purposes.  It only gets done when hardware changes unless there is an issue...only major problem I had once was cheap barbs that flaked and clogged up CPU block.  Other than that, cleaning all the parts prior to installation with 91% alcohol and rinsing with distilled has worked very well for me.  Proper prep/cleaning combined with Biocide and silver kill coil/plug has been flawless for me.  Longest time between a drain/fill was around 2.5-3 years with only minimal distilled water top-offs.  I've never used dyes so I can't comment on that situation...colored tubing is the safer bet IMO. 

 

If you keep an eye on operating temperatures, then you will know if/when something goes wrong...if it's still chugging along, then I wouldn't worry too much about it.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.   

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8GB Corsair LPX 3200 Western Digital Black 6TB Crucial M500 240Gb Intel 530 240GB 
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OCZ Vertex 3 128GB XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX240 XSPC EX240 
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Koolance Compression Fittings Feser Silver Tubing Corsair SP120 High Performance x4 XSPC Dual 5.25" Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCP-655 Yate Loon 20mm Medium Speed x2 Windows 10 Pro LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS 
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I am still using my EK Supreme HF full nickel that I purchased on 2010. It's a great block and still offers a decent amount of performance. The EK Coolstream Rad XT 360 was removed from the loop last week but only because I wanted something with more flexibility in terms of fittings possition (I made a more complicated loop this time) but it's still in perfect working order.

I usually flux the system, clean the blocks and replace tubing every 2 years (sometimes I change the coolant after a year).

Of course GPU upgrade means a new block, and my old pumps and reservoirs got donated, sold or upgraded at some point.

Fittings is probably other of the items that I've been testing and updating ever 2 years or so.

I am tempted to get a new CPU block, but it's hard to justify the purchase when mine is still going strong.
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Ek top and Swiftech Vario D5 pump going on 8 years soon. Had it at speed "5" up until recently, but wanted to quiet the vibration on my old "creaking at the knees" 800d case.tongue.gif So it's humming along at speed "3" now.

EK HF is 7 years old, still kicking!thumbsupsmiley.png
    
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