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yeah i've knocked my rad barbs a little loose (never leaked) and just tightened it back up and it's all good lol.
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Yeah you just have to watch what your doing, its pretty hard to get a leak if you do..
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There's no need to fear it. As a precaution you can always test run the loop before you put your hardwares in the case. Once it's secured, it won't leak until you do something to it.
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Okay, I think i'll be taking the plunge soon then once my first paycheck comes in. I'll make a new thread about the parts later.
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Yeah you just have to watch what your doing, its pretty hard to get a leak if you do..
I don't even leak check, but then again I've done pneumatics and fluid hydraulics as a small part of my job for some time so I have an inherent sense whether a connection is kosher or not.


Generally,

-Buy QUALITY components.

-Inspect each and every o-ring for cracks before installing the fitting.

-Replace o-rings on a regular basis, don't forget your blocks either.

-Check threads on fittings for wear/crossthread and proper alignment.

-Use undersize fittings, clamps, or zipties.

-Take care not to twist components or tubing as you install your loop.


Pretty much if one does all of that they should never experience a leak.
post #16 of 20
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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 =/
water cooling isn't anything new here. many people have had very good times with water cooling. sure people have had their issues but that will always happen with ANY cooling.

also think of all the systems out there that use water cooling and are just fine even though they are more extreme as far as the envrioment and they work just fine.

your biggest worry should be your tech skill at putting it together, cost, and how easily you can maintain it.
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You can ruin the electrical components inside your case with static electricity. But you take the proper precautions and do it anyway. Same with water cooling. Take proper precautions. Leak test with no power applied to anything but the pump.

Never made much sense to me to leak test outside of the case - only to have to disassemble an reassemble invalidating most to the test. I test inside the case, but with a 2nd PSU and only the pump powered. I've had leaks around barbs during these test. You wipe up the excess and let the rest air dry and fix the leaky component- no harm done to components.

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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...
I haven't had a leak either... Took apart my loop for cleaning (wasn't paying attention) and cut the wrong tube and got water all over everything

I was convinced everything was ruined but I decided to wait before assuming the worst. Let everything dry off for a couple of weeks and then decided to see for myself. Everything worked to my surprise

Lesson learnt Have a little patience and everything will work out.
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Lesson learnt Have a little patience and everything will work out.
Yeah don't rush it, I'm bad about doing that to...I cut off a bay res line like that once, I thought I had already drained it, it all dried out OK to, it didn't have any power to the mobo..

Glad it was OK after you let it dry...
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Yeah don't rush it, I'm bad about doing that to...I cut off a bay res line like that once, I thought I had already drained it, it all dried out OK to, it didn't have any power to the mobo..

Glad it was OK after you let it dry...
Orginally I was going to try it out right away

I finally convinced myself that it would be better to wait until it dried out. Thankfully, it paid off to wait
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