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Im curious, how many of you guys leave your computer running when your not home.

Im still very new to water cooling. and while i did a thorough job installing everything, i still dont feel comfortable leaving my computer on and plugged in when im not home.

am i just being paranoid?
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I have a kandalf lcs case and I would sometimes leave it all night when idling in tf2. Haven't had any problems yet. BTW don't get this case if you're curious about it.
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Originally Posted by xXwhygodwhyXx View Post
I have a kandalf lcs case and I would sometimes leave it all night when idling in tf2. Haven't had any problems yet. BTW don't get this case if you're curious about it.
i leave mine on at night too. but when i leave the house i turn it off and unplug it. even though i know its not leaking. i guess im also kind of nervous about the pump dying. its more likely a pump will die than a fan i suppose
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post #4 of 23
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i leave mine on at night too. but when i leave the house i turn it off and unplug it. even though i know its not leaking. i guess im also kind of nervous about the pump dying. its more likely a pump will die than a fan i suppose
You shouldn't have to worry just look for some good reviews dangerden, swifttech and Innovatek are some good companies for water cooling try to avoid thermaltake. Also as long as you do a 24 hour run test and make sure there are no leaks then you should be fine.
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post #5 of 23
Yeah I'm new to water cooling too, and when I'm not home I turn it off or at night when I'm asleep I turn it off. Even when I got out with friends I turn it off. I leak tested for 24 hours and its been running fine for a month, but I would just die inside if I came back from an outing to find my comp taking a bath.
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post #6 of 23
if it don't leak w/in the first 24hrs, your good, just first timer's jitters.
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waiting for my dye bomb til then I'm going overkill leak testing :V
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post #8 of 23
I left mine downloading while I was at work all the time, even when my waterblock had a broken screw so it would leak if turned upside down.
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post #9 of 23
i had a leak in my system whilst trying to fit a ram cooler , But i still leave mine running overnight , Okay im Caucasus about it as i keep checking but after 3 Days of 24Hrs i think im safe , If you've leak tested for 24hrs you should be fine, as well as you don't have computer wrecking pixies
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post #10 of 23
Just remember, tighten, but not overtighten. That is the key to a system without leaks. Oh, and quality components. If your going to go water, don't cheap out on plastic barbs/crappy tubing.
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