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So I can use normal distilled water that you can get in Tesco, right? I don't want to use dyes, I think coloured tubing looks better and is better in functionality (once again correct me if I am wrong about this.).
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So I can use normal distilled water that you can get in Tesco, right? I don't want to use dyes, I think coloured tubing looks better and is better in functionality (once again correct me if I am wrong about this.).

yeah thats what I did , Blue UV tubing with distilled water from walmart
    
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Any specific brands of tubing? This is the shop for WC'ing parts in my country: www.tichepc.sk It is such a pity that it is on the other end of Slovakia.
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Going back to water cooling (for personal/family reasons smile.gif). Just needing a pump-res combo (non drive bay) suggestion. I'm pretty much maxed out so I'm looking for something budget friendly. The res has to be small since real estate is very limited in my case biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Bouf0010 View Post

the backplates are simply there to help with cooling - its not meant to offer protection against a leak.
A tube being punctured will most likely only happen while leak testing (never heard of it happening though), a hole will not just magically appear one day to cause a leak to ruin all your stuff smile.gif
I understand where youre coming from though - its a big step getting into watercooling but once you get past that first leak test you'll see how easy and safe it really is thumb.gif

Backplates are more for adding structural strength to the card and giving the block a better,even pressure.
Very rare the backplate contacts the board,some stock plates have a cooling effect tho. My ASUS 6870s on my bench have a heatsink effect on the back of the GPU for instance
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if you have a leak, you shut down your pc, pull out whatever got liquid on it and dry it for at least 24 hrs (generally people reccomend to put it in rice to let the rice absorb any moisture) and go about cleaning up your system. After that test whatever was leaked on to see if you managed to save it. Finally, take your mistake as motivation to be more careful next time, don't let it ruin it for you!
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In regard to the above bolded statement: it does of course refer to dry, uncooked rice... thumbsupsmiley.png
(Not yesterdays take-out for example) doh.gif
Just wanted to make that clear...lol
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In regard to the above bolded statement: it does of course refer to dry, uncooked rice... thumbsupsmiley.png
(Not yesterdays take-out for example) doh.gif
Just wanted to make that clear...lol
Does it really work, using rice to dry out? I heard of it, but have yet to see it in action.
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Backplates are more for adding structural strength to the card and giving the block a better,even pressure.
Very rare the backplate contacts the board,some stock plates have a cooling effect tho. My ASUS 6870s on my bench have a heatsink effect on the back of the GPU for instance

my 580s backplates make contact with the solder point of my VRMs (via thermal pads) and the backplate gets fairly hot to the touch with some heavy overclocking and gaming.
Adding structural strength makes a lot of sense but for some reason i thought all the aftermarket backplate had some sort of contact for cooling purposes.
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I'm going to start saving some cash to put together a water loop.

What I have:
Stinger V8 (no mounting system)
240mm rad with stripped paint
Pump (forgot the model, its got 3/8" fittings)
1/2" ID 5/8" OD clear tubing

What I need:
Mounting system for my Stinger V8 (I'll get something machined or I'll make it myself)
Spray paint for my rad
Set of Sandpaper (to finish the paint-stripping properly)
2x 120mm fans
Pump top
Reservoir
Killcoil
Clamps or compression fittings

I'm not sure if I'll get simple clamps or go with compression fittings. Do you guys think I could make it work for less than U$100? Are there any clamps I can use that have nice aesthetics or should I just bite the bullet and get the expensive compression fittings?
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So, the Alphacool cpu block tested overall best in Stren's testing. Not bad for a midrange block. I voted for the cpu-370 which did get a nod for second (tie though). I picked up an Apogee HD since it was cheap smile.gif
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