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I could possibly try, but could you explain why I would do so? I can understand the GPU since perhaps there is poor contact or something, but I figure if that's the case the card probably died. For CPU, is there a reason to switch back to air?

I think I can get my hands on an insanely cheap clearance pci-e ($5 lol) card at work today or tomorrow, so I should be able to test for GPU failure.
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Either the GPU block leaked or the block was not mounted right and is shorting out the card.



I would start with just the GPU, I doubt the CPU would cause lines like that.
Checked for leaks, seemed fine, but I'll drain everything and get a closer look. Is it possible that if I reseat the block it might work again? I haven't had problems like this before, so I don't know the liklihood of the card ever working again if something like you described happened. Is this a 'temp' problem that could be fixed (maybe) or is the card almost certainly dead and you're just helping me find the cause?
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It's almost definitely your GPU, and it's almost definitely dead. No sense in giving you false hope. 'Gotta be careful with water cooling.
You don't have any kind of onboard video to try running?
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I know 570s have been dying, but if it is the 570, I'm not sure how to know whether or not it was my mistake or just the card dying.
570's die from unlocking the voltage limit or turning off ocp. You say you were running stock so I doubt it was that. Is it a full cover block?

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even if your temps are good and your 570 is running stable while overclocked, it can still blow. They aren't equipped to handle much overclocking.
Did you read the 570 death thread? Did you read the 570 overclocking thread? They overclock just fine (+200 core +200 memory at 1.1)what kills them is disabling the voltage limit and going over 1.2 volts or running a stress program with ocp off. He did neither.
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Ok, closer look, the GPU block leaked.

1) Is the card toast or is it possible that it will work once I dry it out and fix the leak?

2) How/why would a GPU block leak? I check the fittings and they didn't look, the water was between the card and backplate.
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Ok, closer look, the GPU block leaked.

1) Is the card toast or is it possible that it will work once I dry it out and fix the leak?

2) How/why would a GPU block leak? I check the fittings and they didn't look, the water was between the card and backplate.
Let it dry for a day, maybe even take a hair dryer to it. But sorry to say, since it was on when the water hit it; it is most likely fried.

It is not highly uncommon for water cooling to leak in some way. You ALWAYS have to perform an adequate leak test or stuff like this happens.
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Actually, the water is almost entirely between the backplate and the card, so I dont see how it could be the block. Can't find leaks anywhere else though.
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What I do while leak testing is put pieces of computer paper/paper towel all over my case so if there is a leak it is easier to see where it is coming from because as you stated it can be quite hard to see a leak.
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Yeh, I'm pretty confused about where it came from. I was pretty thorough, but there is one possible source. Related Q ... would a video card work for say 30m even if there was a bit of water on it from the get go? What I mean is, if the water was there from the start, would a GPU function for a bit before shorting, or would it short instantly from water?
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Yeh, I'm pretty confused about where it came from. I was pretty thorough, but there is one possible source. Related Q ... would a video card work for say 30m even if there was a bit of water on it from the get go? What I mean is, if the water was there from the start, would a GPU function for a bit before shorting, or would it short instantly from water?
I would say 99% of the time it would short instantly or close to it. The only way I see that being possible if when you turned it on the water was not a vital part of the card and then it might of dripped onto it.

Water+electronics is never good and you almost always know something went wrong as soon as it happens.
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