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Water Cooling: I can't do it.

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I just finished un-installing the CoolIT Freezone CPU cooler. For those who dont know, it is a compact water cooling kit that fits inside the case: consisting of a CPU Block, Pump, Radiator and Fan.

I could not sleep last night. All I can think about was liquid dripping unto my Ultras, Motherboard, & CPU. I finally fell asleep due to exhaustion! I dont know how you Watercoolers can do it, kudos to you!

Anyone else feel the same? Anyone else tried watercooling and abandoned it?
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It can be a pain in the ass. Especially when you don't have a drain line like me and you like to mess with your loop daily I have never had a leak though.
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Nope... I turn my rig off at night..You can get non-conductive coolants like Fluid Xp and PC Ice, MCT 05 and 40 if that would make it any easier for you...
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get some metal clamps that screw on..
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post #5 of 32
nope after my cooling system cracked and all the coolaint dried up and fried my vc i rebuit it and back at it again
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So far I've only fried one DFI mobo and one Sandy, due to an overlooked barb weep.
But, I got right back on WC surfboard, it's my favourite form of entertainment.
  
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My first install concluded with about 3 seconds of my PSU kicking on before shutting itself down, and beebing. After that there was no more juice. Took me a week to figure out I had fried my PSU, and another two weeks to get one sent off and a new one returned. So from the time of my ordering parts it was a good month before I was up an running, and now I have two loops going strong.

Don't worry about it, like Ira-K mentioned get some fluid XP if it's the water phobia getting to you, WC just takes patience and time. If you like to tinker and tweak stuff, water cooling is probably the most unlimited in that respect.

Just keep at it, you'll be fine. Get stuck on any one issue, just take a picture and post it....lots of people here going through the same thing and eager to help you out.
    
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There is something about Water and $2,000 worth of electronics that does not sit well with my mind. That is also why I do not do suicide runs or overclock very high. Even with my Xeon 3060 Conroe, and it's amazing overclocking capabilities, I keep it at stock. I have a Tuniq Tower 120 with a Scythe SFF21D Fan cooling my Processor and Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound. It runs cool and the voltage is stock; if it was any other way I would worry, too.

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post #9 of 32
If you want to prevent pretty much any leaks, get some pipe sealant and Fluid XP. It'll be a bugger (oops.) to refill or disassemble your loop, but at least it will be safe.
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Give up Water-Cooling? Are you crazy?
    
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