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i think am done with water cooling. am back to stock heatsink and my chiller is turned off for the 1st time in 5 months.

am sick of the condensation that is building up around the block and around the hoses. when i first had this chill water setup there was NO condensation,none! now that the summer months are here its looks like i have pin hole leaks all over my hoses, its dripping on my gpu card and my desk is all wet.

i need like some ideas on how i can control this crap! dehumidifier for my apartment? wrap the hoses up? dielectric grease? dehumidifier for the inside of my computer?

good news since i took my apogee block off and put my stock HS fan i decide to put my defected 5200+ back in and see if it would work and its working just fine again!!
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post #2 of 17
You probably just have to lower your ambient temp... i.e. Turn on your AC. I supposed a dehumidifier would work too, since the non-summer months are pretty dry.
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post #3 of 17
if your hoses leak, buy new ones...
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if your hoses leak, buy new ones...
Read the OP?
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post #5 of 17
"its looks like i have pin hole leaks all over my hoses"
if it looks like something, it could be exactly that.

i doubt it would be the first time it happened
post #6 of 17
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no not leaking, its condensation, also my a/c is on, guess its not gonna get any colder in my apartment

they make dehumidifiers for PC or small enough to fit in a PC case?

getting a dehumidifier for the entire apartment, would that actually work?
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post #7 of 17
Get a cup of ice, fill it with water. Then put it on your kitchen table, after a few minutes it will look like it has pinhole leaks all over it too.

Now, I'm not saying that it is not a possibility, I'm just saying that that possibility is very slim.

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no not leaking, its condensation, also my a/c is on, guess its not gonna get any colder in my apartment

they make dehumidifiers for PC or small enough to fit in a PC case?

getting a dehumidifier for the entire apartment, would that actually work?
I'm not sure... Usually your AC puts humidity into the air and on some units you can turn it down. I'd go over to the Home Depot or Lowes and ask about it. They probably have something for you.
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post #8 of 17
in that case, isolate your tubing all the way from the chiller unit to the CPU block, and a dehumidifier wouldnt hurt in any case.
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Now, I'm not saying that it is not a possibility, I'm just saying that that possibility is very slim.
well, yeah. but id rather be safe than sorry.
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I'm not sure... Usually your AC puts humidity into the air and on some units you can turn it down.

Actually, air conditioners typically reduce the humidity.
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