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    Watercooling Loop

    Hi all,
    I just became the proud owner of a Polarflo TT watercooling block set (GPU, CPU and chipset). Basically, i've never watercooled a PC before - or anything for that matter! What order would you place the components in and why? Also, any tips?
    Other bits: Laing D5 pump, single 120mm rad, XSPC passive reservoir, non-conductive fluid, all going in an Antec P180.
    Cheers

    Oh, also, does anyone know how to clean used waterblocks, I heard diluted vinegar somewhere...

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    i think i would go:

    1. reservoir
    2. pump
    3. CPU block
    4. Chipset
    5. GPU
    6. Radiator

    in that order, perhaps chipset/gpu around the other way if thats easier to 'plumb' in

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    I use Vinegr to clean the copper (if it has dulled and corroded) and methylated spirits to clean all the thermal transfer gunk off the bottoms (which rarely if ever corrode, I also use meths on heatsinks)

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    I do neat vinegar for about an hour if its really mucky, about 20 mins if not, and give it a good shake and then flush it all through with water.
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    Only hard and fast rule when setting up the loop is res -> inlet on the pump... apart from that its best to route it to whatever keeps the tubing shortest. Agre with Clunk on the vinegar, 48p a bottle from Asda and it is invaluble, I give it a rinse with de-ionised water as well afterwards and then set up the loop.

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    Ok, thanks for the advice guys. Look out for a journal in 'modding' soon!

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