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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

You dont need to use the pump at all.

This is my routine,had it for years...mixed copper and nickel....silver in some rigs with nickel....all the things people say no to. These are long term loops,12/18 months maintenance.

I have NEVER had a plating nor corrosion issue. Wisdom from BNegative (Click to show)
Rads.

1. Run the hot tap from your sink into 1 port of the rad,leave with the tap running for 5 minutes (enough time for a smoke)
2 .Drain the rad to half full and shake.
3. Repeat 1 and 2 twice.
4 Dunk the rad in a bucket of DI,half fill and shake.
5 .Drain in to the sink.
6 .Repeat 4 and 5
7. On the last rinse,hold a finger over one port and place the rad in to the bucket and blow down the other port,you are checking for watertightness,air means a leak
8 .Dry and fit.

Blocks.

1. Wash the block in a light detergent,you are aiming to remove the cutting fluids which can be oil based. Rinse with DI water.
2. If you are willing to strip the block then do so,look for machine swarf and debris in microchannels.
3. Dry,assemble and fit.

Tops and res.

1. Wash in a light detergent
2. Rinse with DI
3. Dry and fit.

If you want to check any stripped down and reassembled blocks for watertightness then submerge the block with 2 bits of tube attached and blow in to one side while the other is sealed....like you would test a bike innertube.
Thats it,all I have ever needed to do and its all I recommend. I have been doing this for a long time with zero problems.
People massively over complicate things that really are very simple.
Solder from the tube union

Thanks alot BNegative I'll try and follow your wise instructions. biggrin.gif +1 Rep
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Thanks alot BNegative I'll try and follow your wise instructions. biggrin.gif +1 Rep
I'm definitely saving those instructions for my own use as well! B Neg bringing the wisdom as usual!
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Cavitation is caused by rapid changes in pressure. It normally sounds like you have pebbles/air stuck in the pump. It is normally visible if you have a clear top.
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@Wolfsbora

I suppose that may be an option. Ordering a gallon or more of water would most likely cost more to ship it than what the actual water costs due to it's weight.

Anyhow, I'm surely glad to live down the road from Walmart!
Edited by Pimphare - 5/16/14 at 12:45pm
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@Wolfsbora

I suppose that may be an option. Ordering a gallon or more of water would most likely cost more to ship it than what the actual water costs do to it's weight.

Anyhow, I'm surely glad to live down the road from Walmart!
Oh yeah, a gallon of water weighs approximately 7lbs. It isn't the cheapest thing to ship, that's for sure! Maybe if OP could find some with Prime shipping.
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Got the beast put together for now... waiting to get the D5 and res but like I said that can wait... for now this is my monster of a PC
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Looks awesome!! You should cool those monster 780s as well!! biggrin.gif
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Looks awesome!! You should cool those monster 780s as well!! biggrin.gif

Been thinking about it, now that I have the space to do it. The Cosmos 2 is titanic... but all that much more room to Water Cool with.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

You dont need to use the pump at all.

This is my routine,had it for years...mixed copper and nickel....silver in some rigs with nickel....all the things people say no to. These are long term loops,12/18 months maintenance.

I have NEVER had a plating nor corrosion issue. Wisdom from BNegative (Click to show)
Rads.

1. Run the hot tap from your sink into 1 port of the rad,leave with the tap running for 5 minutes (enough time for a smoke)
2 .Drain the rad to half full and shake.
3. Repeat 1 and 2 twice.
4 Dunk the rad in a bucket of DI,half fill and shake.
5 .Drain in to the sink.
6 .Repeat 4 and 5
7. On the last rinse,hold a finger over one port and place the rad in to the bucket and blow down the other port,you are checking for watertightness,air means a leak
8 .Dry and fit.

Blocks.

1. Wash the block in a light detergent,you are aiming to remove the cutting fluids which can be oil based. Rinse with DI water.
2. If you are willing to strip the block then do so,look for machine swarf and debris in microchannels.
3. Dry,assemble and fit.

Tops and res.

1. Wash in a light detergent
2. Rinse with DI
3. Dry and fit.

If you want to check any stripped down and reassembled blocks for watertightness then submerge the block with 2 bits of tube attached and blow in to one side while the other is sealed....like you would test a bike innertube.
Thats it,all I have ever needed to do and its all I recommend. I have been doing this for a long time with zero problems.
People massively over complicate things that really are very simple.
Solder from the tube union

Thanks alot BNegative I'll try and follow your wise instructions. biggrin.gif +1 Rep

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Originally Posted by Wolfsbora View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dortheleus View Post

Thanks alot BNegative I'll try and follow your wise instructions. biggrin.gif +1 Rep
I'm definitely saving those instructions for my own use as well! B Neg bringing the wisdom as usual!

Its what has always worked for me.

Dont get me wrong,heavily tarnished blocks will need a blast of citric acid but most tarnish will remove with a toothbrush and some elbow grease. You wouldnt use acid for just general flushing.

Some of Micks coolants need a prep regime,personally I think its a bit excessive but its what he recommends for his product

Dortheleus,im jelly...I am a massive BranVan3000 fan and would love to see them in Montreal......
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 5/16/14 at 12:07pm
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Dortheleus,im jelly...I am a massive BranVan3000 fan and would love to see them in Montreal......

Ya I'm a big fan also. I'm wondering if they will be here this summer, I never know when they're in town. smile.gif
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