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Originally Posted by H4rd5tyl3 View Post
Throw your cats away.
LMAO.

I just blew my rads out, they get dusty really fast. If you get a small shop-vac, put the hose on the blow-hole and attach a small cone attachment to the end (from a car-cleaning or electronic cleaning kit) you can do it alot easier and more effectively than the canned stuff. Not to mention the saved $$
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LMAO.

I just blew my rads out, they get dusty really fast. If you get a small shop-vac, put the hose on the blow-hole and attach a small cone attachment to the end (from a car-cleaning or electronic cleaning kit) you can do it alot easier and more effectively than the canned stuff. Not to mention the saved $$
Yeah, that canned air is worthless too not to mention expensive. I was recommended to use a small air compressor, but I didn't buy one yet
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post #13 of 49
Looks yummy.
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post #14 of 49
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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
No, block was fine, it's a thermaltake block and it was basically a channel for water to run through with no fins or pins so nothing to get blocked.

By chance I was dismantling it to replace the cooling so just dumped it and installed a nice new loop. (with distilled water & pt-nuke)

That too then got a fungal infection so now I have distilled water, pt-nuke & kill coil

Live and learn I guess.
    
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I'd like to thank the OP for posting that picture so I can show my wife why I'm so OCD about cleaning my case/fans/rads. A picture is indeed worth a million words in this case!
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post #16 of 49
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I'd like to thank the OP for posting that picture so I can show my wife why I'm so OCD about cleaning my case/fans/rads. A picture is indeed worth a million words in this case!
Hahah. You're welcome. Make sure to let her know that that was only after a few months. Those things get nasty quick!
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post #17 of 49
I bet your temps dropped by like 5c.
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I bet your temps dropped by like 5c.
lol. I don't know. I replaced the rad so I don't know what the difference in temp would have been.
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This is why I'm setting my rig up with the fans as intake pulling through the radiators, with filters on the radiators.
My 600T case even has nice push latch panels to hide the filters behind.


When it does come time to clean them, I have a Dyson vacuum and an unlimited air supply from my 5hp 80gal tank air compressor.
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post #20 of 49

instead of canned air, I invested in one of these.. best investment I EVER made!

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