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Thanks, will do. Ugh, I hate waiting.

But does anyone have anything for the probability estimates? It's taken me over a year so far to convince my parents (yes, yes, I know. I'm 16, and no place around here is hiring anyone under 18. yadda yadda) to get this for me. So...I really need to know what is probably hurt. Also, I need a place to start in the case the it is fried. I'll probably use my bro's computer (identical except for the CPU and GPU, but compatible) for diagnostic purposes, but knowing what is most likely the problem if it doesn't start is a nice place to start.
You can always RMA. The chance of you getting a denied RMA and not getting a replacement part is like 1%. I wouldn't worry.

Honestly if it doesn't started I'd RMA the cpu, mobo, and GPU just to be on the safe side.
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Alright, thanks. If that's the case, I'll probably have to...erm, "convince" my brother to let me use his parts.

Teehee.
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Well, how long does Newegg's RMA policy last? I got this thing back in october.

The mobo and Heatsink, however, are from a store around here.
You should be good for a year on NewEgg's part unless you bought them as an Open Box. You ship to them, they receive it & ship replacement or refund your $$.

Truthfully, it probably just shorted out real quick. Waiting is the right thing to do though. Make sure you change the angle of the case so that if there is any remaining liquid, it comes out. Puddles are less likely to dry in that time.

Some reading maybe? http://www.overclock.net/faqs/78309-...videocard.html
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Thanks, indignity. Although, when you say "just shorted out real fast," is that good or bad? Like I said, the display cut out the NANOSECOND that the water got into the computer. So, could it have survived that?
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Well, I would say good as in "thank god" hopefully, but liquid hitting your hardware isn't good for it by any means.

I guess what I'm trying to say is I hope it just shorted out on you similar to the results of not putting the standoffs on the case.
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Alright, thanks.
Well, most I can do then right now is hope, I guess. I'll shift the case so that it's standing up, like you said, and maybe scrounge a second fan to put into it.
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post #47 of 90
Let everything dry for another or even two days if you want to be sure.

Best case: nothing got ruined, your mobo shorted out just in time.
Worst case: everything the water touched died
Most probably case: Only your mobo or video card are dead.. water would have to have been spilt down the back of the mobo/squirted at the opposite side of the socket in my view point to kill ur CPU but i've never let water near any of my computers so idk from experience.

Though i have saved a few cell phones from water disasters. Didnt turn em on for two days letting them sit on a fan. I set my moms phone on the 900 top fan for two days and that worked great.

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let it dry, the longer and you wait the better, keep it apart and have a fan over it all.
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Read through everything and dont have anything to add.
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Alrighty, one more problem. Heh.

I don't have original packaging for anything except for the GPU. So...will they still accept it? Thanks.
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