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I've been looking around for some type of tutorial / tips to clean my gpu blocks, specifically the EK FC470 blocks for my gtx 470s. Even some advice in general would be helpful.

In further detail, I recently realized that I forgot to clean out the rads before installing them about a month ago, so I'm going to be taking apart my two gpu blocks and cpu block, along with properly flushing out the rads and reinstalling everything. I have great temps, have had no problems thus far, but feel that this is necessary to do anyways. ONLY distilled water and a kill coil have been used in terms of coolant.

Again, there's plenty of information on cpu block and rad cleaning, but can't seem to find much on GPU blocks.
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post #2 of 10
Flush them with distilled water.
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Flush them with distilled water.
So you think just flushing them out will be fine? No need to take the top off at all?
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I doubt you need to. I'm sure if you give it a good flush you'd be fine.
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I doubt you need to. I'm sure if you give it a good flush you'd be fine.
Sounds good. I have the nickel / acetal versions. Too bad I don't have to acrylic top, then you can actually see right through the top heh.

Thanks for your advice. +rep. Anyone else?
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post #6 of 10
as long as you flush them and dont see anything weird in the water (i.e. pieces of the nickel plating floating around) you shouldnt need to open them up. Just flush the water into a cup or something so you can see what (if anything) is coming out.
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post #7 of 10
Flush with warm water (40-50C).

Than put some distilled vinegar inside the block with some water. Let it sit there for a bit like an hour. Than flush again with warm water.
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Flush with warm water (40-50C).

Than put some distilled vinegar inside the block with some water. Let it sit there for a bit like an hour. Than flush again with warm water.
Does this have to be white vinegar? I think I read somewhere's 10% white vinegar? This is OK with the nickel plating though I hope also?
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post #9 of 10
Yes it will be fine. 10% is the standard for most of them. You will be surprised how many choices you have when you go to market to buy Vinegar.
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post #10 of 10
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Sounds great. Thanks everyone, think this is enough info. + to your helpful responses
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