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What is wrong with ALU radiators? I really cant use it?
 
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What is wrong with ALU radiators? I really cant use it?

Copper mixed with aluminum will corrode. Most blocks are copper so the ALU rad would be a huge issue.
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Where da pics at?

Too much talkytalky.

Anyways here's an old photo, taken on my old camera, no longer have that case, waiting for the 900D.



Ehh, OCN isn't what it used to be, all this about Martin and I'm not even allow to use my own high res images? If I wanted to show low res images I wouldn't have bought an Canon 60D. OCN was once a great, simple place but it appears that it's grown too big and they're changing the site for the worse, shame.
Edited by Willhemmens - 12/31/12 at 7:20am
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Originally Posted by freitz View Post

As much money we are all putting into these machines you would think we would be more careful. You would think after setting up your WC system and taking it apart for the 100th time you should be safe, but most of the leak issues tend to be hardware related; Something as simple as replacing the o ring or a rotary failure seems to be the most common. I was paranoid this go around triple checked all my fittings and leak tested. I've been stable for 3 days and still keep checking for leaks. Im not use to all the Rotaries.

Agreed. Even though the last time I re-did the loop, about a week ago, I only leak tested for like an hour, but it's been fine since then, and even then, I check few times a day all the fittings to make sure they're all dry and don't show any sign of leaking. biggrin.gif

But yeah, next time (Probably tomorrow) when I replace tubing, I will do a proper leak testing. smile.gif
    
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I have a question... What's the best way to try and remove all the water from your WC setup without creating a huge mess heh.

I'm assuming removing all the pieces then emptying it outside the case?
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Originally Posted by TwiggLe View Post

I have a question... What's the best way to try and remove all the water from your WC setup without creating a huge mess heh.
I'm assuming removing all the pieces then emptying it outside the case?


Build in a drain port and drain from there. Then go through each block carefully, water is always in there.
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I have a question... What's the best way to try and remove all the water from your WC setup without creating a huge mess heh.
I'm assuming removing all the pieces then emptying it outside the case?
If that's feasible, then yes, that would be a great way to drain. In my case though, I have tubing running behind the mobo tray and through grommets and whatnot so that's not possible for me. I have a T-block after my pump and run an extra ~2 feet with a plug at the end to use as a drain line. I think that's probably the most common method of draining. It works pretty well but doesn't get 100% of that water out. I normally just focus on trying to get the water out of the blocks and top radiator first then remove the tube and plug them so any left over water doesn't spill out.
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What is wrong with ALU radiators? I really cant use it?

Here are some pics of what happens when copper and aluminum are in the same loop....




   
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guess this has started my official folding!

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I have a question... What's the best way to try and remove all the water from your WC setup without creating a huge mess heh.
I'm assuming removing all the pieces then emptying it outside the case?
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Build in a drain port and drain from there. Then go through each block carefully, water is always in there.

a drain looks like this

Edited by kyismaster - 12/31/12 at 8:05am
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I have a question... What's the best way to try and remove all the water from your WC setup without creating a huge mess heh.

I'm assuming removing all the pieces then emptying it outside the case?

Pull one tube off and blow down it....a lot.
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