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post #1011 of 1629
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here is whats up with the CPU block. when i pulled it apart I went to clean it and it was pretty gross:



evidently i had a tinny piece of tubing floating around in there:







now this is why I am posting:



What is all that black stuff? It is all over the inside of the block and appears to be actaully forming on the copper. Is it some sort of corrosion? I am only using distilled water and PT Nuke and I am pretty sure none of the parts in my loop contain aluminum.

here are the parts that where in that loop just in case:

mcp355 with bitspower mini res top
swiftech mcr 320 rad
heatkiller 3.0 lt cpu block
EK x58 3x SLI classified full board block
bitspower matte black compressions

any idea what is up?
post #1012 of 1629
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Originally Posted by Bastiaan_NL View Post
I'm really excited to see the new parts with the old parts


I am amazed at the pile of parts sitting on the floor next to the case. seeing them just piled up makes me wonder if i was thinking clearly when i decided they would all fit in there together.
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at this point I got to what i was most nervous about, draining the loop. I have never actually done it before and as i suspected, it is not as simple as opening up the fill port and pouring it out.
Wow. I've put together and taken apart my loop (in its various configurations) more times than I can remember. Of course, I haven't the luxury of a gorgeous case that lends itself to satisfaction... Oh well.

Your rig does (did?) look great, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Your rig will look great, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
fixed.

Thanks!
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When I drain my loop, I grab the tube that the water is going to come out of and I suck it for a bit until the water comes up halfway, then put it in the sink and let it drain. Not sure if you know this already, but have the end of the draining tube lower than the water level of the loop and it'll all come pouring out.

Just have to be careful not to get the water in your mouth. Tastes disgusting, especially if you have anti-freeze in your loop
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When I drain my loop, I grab the tube that the water is going to come out of and I suck it for a bit until the water comes up halfway, then put it in the sink and let it drain. Not sure if you know this already, but have the end of the draining tube lower than the water level of the loop and it'll all come pouring out.

Just have to be careful not to get the water in your mouth. Tastes disgusting, especially if you have anti-freeze in your loop
I really like that method, I used it a lot of time. Most of the time I had some fluid in my mouth though

@ Kevin, I had the same idea this week when my parts arrived, I must have been drunk at the time I decided to order this...
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Was this MCR320 new ?
Did you give it a good flush?

I'm really no expert at this, the one and only LCS I had ended up being nicknamed the viscous cooling PC, after 4 years of running on the same fluid
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post #1018 of 1629
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When I drain my loop, I grab the tube that the water is going to come out of and I suck it for a bit until the water comes up halfway, then put it in the sink and let it drain. Not sure if you know this already, but have the end of the draining tube lower than the water level of the loop and it'll all come pouring out.

Just have to be careful not to get the water in your mouth. Tastes disgusting, especially if you have anti-freeze in your loop
Once I actually broke the loop open I had no issues draining it, I was just scared of spilling water all over my mobo when I unthreaded the hose.

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Originally Posted by Bastiaan_NL View Post
I really like that method, I used it a lot of time. Most of the time I had some fluid in my mouth though

@ Kevin, I had the same idea this week when my parts arrived, I must have been drunk at the time I decided to order this...
Hehe, modders are masters of volume packing efficiency.

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Was this MCR320 new ?
Did you give it a good flush?

I'm really no expert at this, the one and only LCS I had ended up being nicknamed the viscous cooling PC, after 4 years of running on the same fluid
lol
Yea, I flushed the tad real good before I installed it. I think most of the gunk was tiny bits of Teflon tape from where I had to seal the leaking res.
post #1019 of 1629
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What is all that black stuff? It is all over the inside of the block and appears to be actaully forming on the copper. Is it some sort of corrosion?
I did some image searching for copper corrosion standards and found this

http://www.polarislabs1.com/test-exp...-corrosion.php

It's hard to read the print on that corrosion standard sheet but the ones on the right seem to say corrosion on them and not tarnish like the others. I'm not positive but it looks like it could be corrosion.

I know you can get small pieces of metal like your water block plated pretty cheaply by metal shops. You could always get it chrome or nickel plated and not have to worry about any further corrosion.
    
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When I drain my loop, I grab the tube that the water is going to come out of and I suck it for a bit until the water comes up halfway, then put it in the sink and let it drain. Not sure if you know this already, but have the end of the draining tube lower than the water level of the loop and it'll all come pouring out.

Just have to be careful not to get the water in your mouth. Tastes disgusting, especially if you have anti-freeze in your loop
You could die from swallowing anti-freeze!
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