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Yikes! Why you should clean your rad on a regular basis.

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Especially if it is mounted on the outside of your case.
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LOL

all I can say.
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Oh that is nothing. I pulled about 1lb of cat fur out of my rad after ignoring cleaning it for a month.
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On my first case with liquid cooling, I didn't clean it for about 3 years, when I took the rad off the case, I thought there were dust filters on it, there wasn't there were 2 solid lumps of dust I would estimate to be about half a cm thick covering every inch of the rad where the fans were.

Also, when I drained the coolant... Well, it was coloured coolant and I had been topping it up, and what was left in there was an off green sludge that smelt... just terrible, I can't describe it lol, like liquefied mould.
    
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post #5 of 49
How bout a filter? LOL
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HAha. yeah, I got a new rad and when i took the fans off, this is what I saw. I hust blew it out (outside) and it was so much dust.
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Throw your cats away.
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post #8 of 49
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Originally Posted by xxlawman87xx View Post
How bout a filter? LOL
I probably should invest in one of those.
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post #9 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
On my first case with liquid cooling, I didn't clean it for about 3 years, when I took the rad off the case, I thought there were dust filters on it, there wasn't there were 2 solid lumps of dust I would estimate to be about half a cm thick covering every inch of the rad where the fans were.

Also, when I drained the coolant... Well, it was coloured coolant and I had been topping it up, and what was left in there was an off green sludge that smelt... just terrible, I can't describe it lol, like liquefied mould.
and this is why most WC'ers don't use coloured coolant/dyes

you did check your blocks as well right? cause that gunk could have gunked up your blocks
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I have 150+cfm delta fans on my rad
so that ant nothing
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