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Lol, so this is the second w/c loop i've done. This time, i have 2 GPUs in the loop as well. I got really excited and decided to turn the comp on without leak testing. About a few hours later, the screen just blanked and my comp totally froze. Confused, i opened my case to find a pool of liquid on the bottom of the damn thing O.o.. apparantly, the barb on first GPU wasn't totally secured in and water was leaking all over my 3870.

I let the card dry overnight and cleaned it with rubbing alcohol... suprisingly, it still lives

This will be the last time I start my comp without leak testing...
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Wow, you are lucky. Even when I get excited, I still leak test for a couple hours. Even then, I have an eye on my case at all times.
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Air ftw!
    
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This is why I don't water cool!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by porschedrifter View Post
Air ftw!
Dude, omg, air is so much harder.

Air leak testing is like wai mo4r difficult and dangerous than water!




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I have never had an issue with a leak and (no offence to the OP) the only times I have heard of leaks is either shoddy equipment or carelessness/complacency
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I've had two leaks before... both completely my fault.
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I have never had an issue with a leak and (no offence to the OP) the only times I have heard of leaks is either shoddy equipment or carelessness/complacency
haha me either. but this time, it was like 2am in the morning and i didn't know what i was doing.. lol, i think when i was trying to fit the tubing on the GPU block, i twisted it too much and that resulted in turning of the barb and unscrewed it a little.
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post #9 of 13
When I was setting up my aircooling loop I too got excited. I turned on my computer and after a few seconds my screen just blanked. I opened up the case and saw Oxygen all over my CPU and Video cards.


Air cooling is hard.
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haha me either. but this time, it was like 2am in the morning and i didn't know what i was doing.. lol, i think when i was trying to fit the tubing on the GPU block, i twisted it too much and that resulted in turning of the barb and unscrewed it a little.
That's the only time mine has ever leaked as well. A fitting came loose while I was putting the tubing on. Also It was an LOL experience. I still had dual x1900's water cooled and one of them leaked. It leaked EVERYWHERE while I was playing 2142. I'm sitting there wonder why the hell my PC just frozen then i hear it. It didn't drip. It poured. I turned it off, took everything out, let it dry over night, and it worked the next morning. It's funny how people think that if it leaks your system will explode. I was just using distilled water btw. $.99 a gallon.
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