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Hey guys,

I'm building a pretty high end rig this summer, SLi'd 9800GX2s, Q9450 etc.

I want to watercool, but the problem is, I'll be going to college, so I can only use the PC at weekends when I'm home, and holidays etc. I was wondering is it ok to leave the watercooling out of use for 5 days of the week, or does the coolant need to be pumped through the system regularly??

Thanks for any help (I rep )

Chris
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Don't go for GX2's this summer not even a month before the new lineup of Nvidia and ATI cards come out.

As for the water cooling, I would think the coolant is fine as long as you don't leave it inactive for long periods of time (weeks, months).
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shouldn`t be a problem with the coolant, i leave mine of for weeks in a row without problems. just make sure you don`t have leaks
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take it with u it's better to have it around 5 days than to be without it for 2 days. i wouldn't trust a stagnant w/c system.
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take it with u it's better to have it around 5 days than to be without it for 2 days. i wouldn't trust a stagnant w/c system.
Any confirmation of this? It isn't possible to bring it with me, as I'll be living with my girlfriend in a small apartment...there will literally be no room for it. Even if I did, I wouldn't be able to play any games online, or steam, because the college blocks the ports...So it would be optimal for me to have it at home
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Don't go for GX2's this summer not even a month before the new lineup of Nvidia and ATI cards come out.

As for the water cooling, I would think the coolant is fine as long as you don't leave it inactive for long periods of time (weeks, months).
I second the inactive part. Probably running it at least every 2 weeks is fine. Look at cars in storage. they run up once a month and the coolant is fine. to be 100% relieved i'd email the company of the coolant ur using and ask. Its mainly the coolant that u use that'll cause problems. Either way ur going to have to clean out ur loop every 6 months minimum.
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it should be fine. mine runs for weeks at a time then off for just as long. if its staying at your parents house ask thme to turn it on once a week then back off to cycle the coolant. but tbh it should be fine. i have never had a problem. and as for cleaning out the loop i have been looking at mine every 6 months and took the cpu block apart checking for gunk/buildup and found none thus far.
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Thanks guys, you really cleared it up for me I rep'd where applicable too
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