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Cleaning once a year is optional, but optimal. Plan your loop right and it will take you less than an hour on even the most impressive, expansive loops. No need to clean blocks unless there's gunk, buy that rarely/never happens with a good coolant or distilled w/ PT nuke.
post #16542 of 22279
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Cleaning once a year is optional, but optimal. Plan your loop right and it will take you less than an hour on even the most impressive, expansive loops. No need to clean blocks unless there's gunk, buy that rarely/never happens with a good coolant or distilled w/ PT nuke.


Improvements in soft tubing have helped extend the interval between maintenance times, but the really dramatic increase comes from the advent of hardline tubing.

With hardline and a coolant like Mayhems X-1 clear, (anti corrosives and biocide are in it already) it's about as maintenance free as it can get.


D.
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Improvements in soft tubing have helped extend the interval between maintenance times, but the really dramatic increase comes from the advent of hardline tubing.

With hardline and a coolant like Mayhems X-1 clear, (anti corrosives and biocide are in it already) it's about as maintenance free as it can get.


D.

Which is one of the main reasons, besides looks, that I went with hard tubing and mayhems for my 1st water loop build and it will be in my 2nd extreme overkill build, too.
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Anyone I talked to about water cooling. They said it must be drained once a year and everything has to be cleaned out.

How's the requirement different for an AIO, though?

There are pics floating around from a few users that opened up old AIOs and the coolant was very dirty. I think the difference is with AIOs the tubes aren't clear and there's no reservoir so you can't see it
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Most AIOs use ethylene glycol (antifreeze) which is garbage as far as coolant goes. It's toxic, corrosive, and yet, still allows microbial and algae growths to form.
post #16546 of 22279
Hey guys,

Hoping you youngsters with more working brain cells than me, might have some memory of S8 builds / build logs, where the builder added a midplate in front of the mobo tray.

I jumped on the "11 Days of White" sale, and ordered a new white S8.

I want to set it up similarly to how I did my Core X9 build. . . . shown below to give an idea what I'm thinking about

The S8 is a lot shorter, so there isn't room for the horizontal pumps and res layout, but there should be room for something uniquely Diva.

Going to be running two 280's up top, and a 240 in the top 6 flex bays, all new SR2 multiports, (white of course).


Feedback is appreciated,

Darlene



Edited by IT Diva - 10/16/15 at 2:25pm
post #16547 of 22279
Diva we can't think strait, for many conflicting reasons, when looking at that photo ...

Why are you still building computers? Yer done - ya did it already redface.gif

I'd be happy to take whatever measurements you're looking for, but FYI I have the dual socket mobo tray
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Hey guys,

Hoping you youngsters with working brain cells than me, might have some memory of S8 builds / build logs, where the builder added a midplate in front of the mobo tray.

I jumped on the "11 Days of White" sale, and ordered a new white S8.

I want to set it up similarly to how I did my Core X9 build. . . . shown below to give an idea what I'm thinking about

The S8 is a lot shorter, so there isn't room for the horizontal pumps and res layout, but there should be room for something uniquely Diva.

Going to be running two 280's up top, and a 240 in the top 6 flex bays, all new SR2 multiports, (white of course).


Feedback is appreciated,

Darlene



The first thing came to my mind when I have seen this picture was: nuclear reactor biggrin.gif
post #16549 of 22279
A light cleaning and dusting:





Cans were just not cutting it so out came the ol' compressor. A microfiber rag picked up the finer layer of dust. Added some filter mesh to the front to help control the dust. It does a decent job, especially the bottom chamber w/ the 560s.
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Darlene thats sick, love the white multiports. Wish my 360gtx was a multiport
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