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just a friendly reminder(im sure most of you allready know this)
check your orings after a while of use, i had my wc rig going for about a year and never thought about checking the condition my my orings for the fittings on the water blocks

when i was trying to install my new mobo and case i had to redo my wc setup and noticed that all of my orings were degrading badly (lots of cracks and stuff), just suggesting everyone keep an eye on them
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will do
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You scare me.
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Hmm, didn't think about that. Thanks for the reminder!
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post #5 of 13
never trust o-rings alone - i always use plumbers goop around the threads even if theres an o-ring

with water cooling and a $3000 system at stake, you can never be too safe by making sure everything is sealed up to the max
    
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post #6 of 13
Put vaseline on the 0 Rings. Do not use a petroleum based lube. The vaseline will extend the life.
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vaseline IS a petroleum based lube... in fact its petroleum jelly
    
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonMango
vaseline IS a petroleum based lube... in fact its petroleum jelly
Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking. What about teflon tape?
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post #9 of 13
i personally shy away from teflon tape - i personally use purple loctite (for plastics) or plumbers goop (overall favorite)
    
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post #10 of 13
yeah plumbers putty works wonders on pipes and stuff...my dad uses it all the time.

I'll keep that in mind for my watercooling rig in a few months.
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