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    When liquid cooling goes wrong...

    Get a leak in a watercooling system and things can get ugly...
    The fluid completely evaporated leaving additive residue. These ingredients literally baked onto areas where the highest concentration of heat and voltage were present. Depending on the ingredient and the resulting metamorphosis both a white and/or green residue remained. Heat produced from the card most likely accelerated the oxidation process.
    However, when one of the Madshrimps guys experienced this using a non-conductive liquid, he found that despite the seeminly disastrous appearance of the graphics card and motherboard, all wasn't lost.

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    HOLY CRAP!!! I really hope that such a thing will NEVER happen to me!!!

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    Hmmm Crusty scaley goodness

    Some nice photo's there of damage caused by the leak

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    Wow - i've got two bottles of that sitting round and i'm going to change over to immediately. That's compelling evidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    Hmmm Crusty scaley goodness

    Some nice photo's there of damage caused by the leak
    Well, more the crud left behind, which was soon cleaned up

    That might be something I look into eventually, it certainly beats having the constant wailing of air-fans, and comes with peace of mind too
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    I've had watercooling leak onto my chipset, graphics card and RAID 5 card. I noticed... it crashed... but after a quick drying session all was OK
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    Sounds like a great product for water cooling. Im still and air boy for now though. Im to paranoid about leaks

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    God - my advice to anyone thinking of using a fluid based cooling system is to use something that is non-corrossive, non-conducting, non-oxidising and non-galvanising - hence me chickening out of going the whole watercooling hog.

    the Madshrimp guy used his brain by using isopropyl alchohol too - tis the best for cleaning any electrical component - I swear by it (that and cotton buds)
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    garden sprinklers in your computer, i don't think i'll be going to water cooling soon but its good additive, it might have to go down on my "to get when" list
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by iranu
    God - my advice to anyone thinking of using a fluid based cooling system is to use something that is non-corrossive, non-conducting, non-oxidising and non-galvanising - hence me chickening out of going the whole watercooling hog.

    the Madshrimp guy used his brain by using isopropyl alchohol too - tis the best for cleaning any electrical component - I swear by it (that and cotton buds)
    crusty....

    alcohol, good for cleaning electronics stuff (good for drinking to - don't recommend that cleaning one though)

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    not as bad as the pictures of what happens when one of those "cigerrete lighters in a drive bay" malfunctions and sets light to ethernol used for liquid cooling in the drive bay resiviour underneath i have seen, heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraMagnus
    not as bad as the pictures of what happens when one of those "cigerrete lighters in a drive bay" malfunctions and sets light to ethernol used for liquid cooling in the drive bay resiviour underneath i have seen, heh
    ouch!
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    Wonder if he used water cooling after that!

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    ouch!

    liquids and computers never go well together, no matter what people say!

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    Cilic bang would easily fix that

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