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Okay i was looking at some PT nuke today and i noticed it said it contains CuSO4 which is copper (II) sulfate. Wouldn't this ionize in the water, that is, split up into its ions of Cu+ and SO4- which would then make the water conductive?
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You're a smart one!

So will leaving water in your loop with copper blocks. It's bound to happen. Not too much you can do about it. That's water.
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=/ this is the main thing holding me back from water cooling. I'm scared something will happen and destroy all my parts =/
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get some feser
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=/ this is the main thing holding me back from water cooling. I'm scared something will happen and destroy all my parts =/
Fear of destruction is highly overblown. I have not built an aircooled PC in quite a while. Test everything out of the case if possible. If not place plastic baggies over anywhere that you need to protect and then cover that with paper towelling and then test run it with the HW off. If you get some water on something it's no big deal...just let it dry and you are good to go.

Even if you get a leak with the gear on 9 times out of 10 yuo will be able to salvage the hardware with electrical parts cleaner.

Yes water is conductive...no you do not want it on your PC hardware...that said it's not really that big a deal.
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^^ i would have to agree. i havent air cooled in a while. only way you can really get leaks is to not check the system before installation. sure freak accidents happen but its rare.
    
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post #9 of 20
yup, really not that big of a deal. that's why you leak test it.
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I've not had a leak yet, I knock on wood when I say that, it can happen to anyone....But if you leak test, leak test some more and then when your sick of leak testing do it again you should be fine....The main thing to watch for is when your working in your case on some thing and move the tubing around out of your way you need to watch the barbs and make sure you haven't knocked one of them loose...I have gotten little weepy type leaks like that, but since I watched the barbs I knew I had done it and just had to re-tighten them a little, no biggie...
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