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post #11 of 44
i personally would just take everything apart, no coolers or anything, and wash it in the sink.

I would definetely let it dry for a couple days though. Thats how I got vaseline off of one of my boards one time. (was used for sub-zero insulation)
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post #12 of 44
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@Shane1244 I always like alternative methods Have you had any personal success with the warm water method? Or with removing oil from parts?

@wumpus Thanks! I was planning on taking everything apart from the start And I'll be sure to stay around the sink
    
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post #13 of 44
eh... i'm pretty sure 3 seconds is good enough to get rid of all the mineral oil since it's not conductive anyways...

i wouldn't use tap water to clean it off since tap water contains other chemicals which may break your machine (waters dries up and the chemical residue stays on your parts)

after you soak in alcohol you can use a towel to soak most the alcohol but i still would let it dry for 24 hours just to be safe
    
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post #14 of 44
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@stupidcha Thanks so much! I'm sure having my parts submerged a little longer wouldn't kill them right?
    
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post #15 of 44
i really won't submerge them for a long time since alcohol can eat away at your parts

it's really up to you how long you keep it under alcohol but too little may not do anything and too much may hurt your parts

it's say a max time of 10 sec

alcohol works its magic real fast
    
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post #16 of 44
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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind What do you think about using a squirt bottle filled w/ isopropyl alcohol to clean the parts?
    
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post #17 of 44
ehh... i was just thinking about getting a tub and having alcohol in it but the squirt bottle idea would work

btw what exact parts are you thinking of cleaning?
    
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post #18 of 44
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Well the deal was pretty sweet

The gaming rig I bought includes the following:

- CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 (3.0GHz)
- Mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3
- RAM: Mushkin 3x2GB DDR3
- PSU: Corsair 750W
- GPU: ATI Radeon HD3780 (x2) Crossfire

*No HDD included.

And of course all the mineral oil rigging (pumps, etc.)
    
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post #19 of 44
ok then... i would soak all the parts except the psu and gpu for a good 10 sec
and then psu and gpu for 30 sec

as for drying i would leave the gpu and psu for dry for at least 3 days if not more
    
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post #20 of 44
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Will do! Thanks so much! I'll update and post picks Thanks again
    
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