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Hey guys!
My liquid killed my gpu cuz of leak...
My question is if there is any way to protect the gpu from leaks?
i mean if there is leak so it wont hit the gpu.
Like PCIE thingy that can do it?

thanks!
    
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post #2 of 16
if you want to stop leaks, you just have to do your watercooling right: use teflon tape on fittings and hose clamps on your tubes.
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post #3 of 16
yea maybe take the water out
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post #4 of 16
You should take all components out and do a leak test before then installing the components so you can be sure there is no leaks , or if it was a slow unnoticeable you could use some toilet roll important of your gpu don't tape it there and check it every day for leaks , then determin where the leaks coming from and tighten the respective connection

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post #5 of 16
Don't put it in, Let it dry for a nice period of time then try it.

Ages ago a VERY slightly loose fitting was dripping water onto my gpu (coincidentally right above the actual gpu where the backing plate doesn't cover) from my cpu block and I didn't realise until I started to see allot of blue coloring, on inspection i found the leak which must've been there for a good amount of time and took the backing plate off to see that there were huge dried up marks on the GPU where water had fallen on it and dried up.

Cleaned it up, fixed leak, Kicking like a champ.
   
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post #6 of 16
In order to ensure there will be no leakage, you must pay much attention to the connection of the tubes. Especially the ones near components. You can use rubbery stoppers, and they must be checked to withstand the pressure of the pump.
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post #7 of 16
I suggest getting some automotive Hose clamps like this

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For a few dollars, they actually look quite nice and tighten them up properly and you won't have any leaks thats forsure, but as always do a leak test run_ have the pump running to push water throughout your entire water cooling system for a few minutes and check for leakage (Of course it'll be wise to do this without any of the waterblocks attach to GPU or CPU or whatever else your cooling, do it outside of the PC case for leak tests)

Goodluck =]
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post #8 of 16
I suggest Wormdrive Hose Clamps (photo provided by httuner above this reply) to clamp the hose on EVERY fitting (in and out of every component in your loop). I've got 10 of these clamps, all in use. Also, 7/16" tubing on 1/2" fittings is a great idea as it's almost impossible to physically pull the tubing off. Add a wormdrive clamp there and you're sorted. It's what I did!

For extra protection, look for a backplate for your graphics card water block. I know EK make some backplates but I'm not sure they make many or if anyone else does as well. I'd be happy to get one myself, you know, just in case..
    
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post #9 of 16
Gravity can be your friend when water cooling, if you invert the board or position case so the motherboard is upside down, any leaks will trace the tubing to the lowest hanging point and then drip...this may sound silly to you but silly is better than dead GPU. Then hopefully you will spot water droplets before any damage occurs. smile.gif
Edited by Fuego - 3/26/11 at 4:40pm
post #10 of 16
Cleaned and made some edits. As said in a now-deleted post, if you aren't going to help him, don't post. (Don't say I didn't help because I did by getting rid of the garbage... tongue.gif)
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