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I use distilled water + silver kill coil. There's no logical explanation why the actual water level would go up that markedly, though the pressure from water vapor and air is understandable. As an example, if you were to fill up a balloon full of air in a 20C room and move it to a 50C room of the same pressure, there would be a noticeable change in the balloon's volume (albeit, somewhat smaller than expected from the pressure of the balloon's material). However, using a water balloon would not result in a change noticeable to the naked eye as water does not expand that much. Any expansion in the volume of the liquid would be counteracted by the added pressure from the gas trapped in the sealed reservoir. What was really interesting was that the water level dropped after I opened the top and the pressure was released. This tells me that the air in the reservoir was fully saturated with water molecules, but the residual heat in the reservoir made the water want to evaporate further. But this still doesn't explain the rise in water level, especially since water is condensing on the top of the reservoir in big drops. Overall, it is one confusing enigma that I will just ignore. And I'll probably just leave the cap off the reservoir.
Sorry, I don't know much about water

Also, I'll be going out of town for a few days is it ok (and safe) to leave my rig on folding my GPU for 2 days without being monitored?
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post #1292 of 10417
As long as the temps aren't borderline, no reason it should go unstable while you're not around.

However, this is Folding, so you might lose a WU the minute you walk out the door, and end up getting no points for two days. Rig should be safe though.
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GPU temps? Nahh they're 50c while folding CPU is about 40c.


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I left my rig a whole week without being monitores, but I don't feel safe leaving it more than that.
    
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I wont be able to fold till some time tuseday

I'm so sorry :'(
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post #1296 of 10417
Had a bit of a scare last night with a leaking fitting (almost killed my poor graphics card!) but I took my rig apart and laid it out to dry and everything's running fine now. Just waiting for bubbles to work their way out
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Another reason I am not going to install a WC Loop at all ever.

I have my rig on the floor and never really look at it, if I had a WC Loop I would never see a leak coming... I'd just see how the rig blows up.

Anyhow, glad to hear u're up and running.
    
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Haha, I didn't actually see the leak. All I noticed was my GPU fans going to 100% and staying there. That NEVER happens unless there's a problem, so I cut power from my PSU immediately. In your case, you'd have an advantage in that if there is a leak, it'd most likely just leak straight down onto the bottom of your case without hitting any hardware on the way. If I have a leak anywhere but my pump/res, water drops straight onto my very expensive graphics cards
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If I have a leak, you're right, it would probably leak into the case fans.

Either ways I don't think I'll ever go WC Loop for the fact that I move my PC a lot and I am just too lazy to mantain the water clean and all that stuff.
    
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I should probably explain why this leak suddenly happened. I was in the process of "fixing" my loop so the 8-pin power wouldn't be blocked by my rather thick radiator. To do that, I decided to lift the fan/radiator/shroud assembly about an inch and a half (which has the added benefit of giving room for push/pull later down the road). At the hardware store, it was extremely difficult to find screws of the same size and shape as the shroud's standard mounting hardware, so I opted for 8-32 machine screws with nuts to hold the shroud up. When I put it in, I got lazy and didn't disconnect anything. That was my main problem. Here's the final product before the leak occured:



The tube going from the radiator to the CPU block was the tightest and most sensitive part of my tubing. In the process of lifting the radiator, I pulled the tubing out of the fitting slightly, then when I turned the pump on, the pressure did the rest and the tube popped out enough to start dripping water at a pretty significant rate.

Lesson learned: Always drain and disassemble your loop when working on it.

Second lesson: Always play BFBC2 immediately after fixing any leak:


Edited by audioxbliss - 7/31/11 at 5:59pm
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