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    Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    hello,

    I'm interested in getting a water cooling kit (custom one, not pre-built or sealed). If I were to fit it perfectly well per the instructions, and I end up getting a leak after a while, am I simply screwed if it spills onto my components, or is there some kind of insurance that will cover me for the cost of the components? Would the water cooling equipment manufacturer cover me in case this happens?

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    As far as I know, you're screwed, unless they are very generous.

    Just use non conductive coolant, leak test it properly and you'll be fine.

    I could plug Scan here, but, I won't as they don't supply very good watercooling products, better off going to WCUK or Chilled PC

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    I've never heard of any watercooling specific insurance. You might and a do mean MIGHT be able to shoehorn it onto your home and contents insurance, but you'd have to speak to them about it and I suspect the response would be "Why is there water in your PC?". Worth asking though.

    One thing I can tell you for sure, the manufacturer of the watercooling gear wont replace anything but the watercooling gear and then only if it has a fault. Just like any other manufacturer.

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    But if you use a non conduction coolant then you should be fine, just sort the leak out ASAP.
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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    So far the only way to get parts guaranteed to be covered by leaks is to buy a fully assembled water-cooled system from a reputable seller - that way if it breaks without you doing anything to it it was never your fault and they will be obliged to repair it - although it would probably still be best to check their warranty terms beforehand, just in case.

    But as you've said, you aren't planning on buying pre-built.

    Parts like waterblocks will themselves carry manufacturer warranties aginst failures, but there will still be limitations like if you don't use approved coolants and/or part combinations for some makes. Installing blocks will void part warranties (like video cards) most of the time too.

    As others have said, if you're that worried about leaks, thoroughly leak-test components beforehand, use a non-conductive coolant and double check all your seals before filling. These coolants cost more but will give you piece of mind.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    I've always wondered whether a house hold insurance plan would cover it?

    It covered us when our expensive art got ruined by a burst water pipe.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    surely you'd be using jubilee clips on all the connections? shouldnt really leak with them on

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    As I said, choose the right components (tubing and barbs) and it will be fine, leak test it outside the case or inside with no hardware, then just add the hardware.

    Even if it does leak, use Feser or Primochill, and it's fine if you wipe it off quickly.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    Quote Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
    I've always wondered whether a house hold insurance plan would cover it?

    It covered us when our expensive art got ruined by a burst water pipe.
    Covered my laptop when I dropped it

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    Quote Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
    I've always wondered whether a house hold insurance plan would cover it?

    It covered us when our expensive art got ruined by a burst water pipe.
    Thats the tricky part, as posted above, having water inside the PC and it leaking might not be covered except as a specific named item due to it being an item fault.

    Really depends if your insurance covers it or not.

    If they cover appliances breaking down, which I think it would fall under, then youre probably ok.

    Its unusual for insurance to cover a video or TV for general failure, thats what warranty and extended cover is for.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    i asked about my pc on my home policy with it being well over the single item limit.

    it turns out that building your own its on an item by item basis, and with the correct wording would be under a burst/leaking pipe cover tha tmost home insurance cover.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    LOL.... I think this is one of the funnier posts.

    You should be aware that any insurer, or insurance company will always find a way (if possible), to not insure you, or pay you less than the promised amount. Noting that, I highly doubt, that a D.I.Y. item that involves water and electronics, is covered in anyway. Unless the manufacturer was seeking to throw out free money, I highly doubt it my friend.

    Spend a little more, and buy a ready-to-go pre-built system, where you can just install it in. I think that's the safest way to go.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    I sent back a mobo that was fubared, then it got some watercoolign fluid flood it after, i sent it back, it was fubared to them, and they didnt notice water spillage, so all was good, i just took it out and put it in a towel for like 30 mins and it was bone dry.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_hat View Post
    LOL.... I think this is one of the funnier posts.
    for those that have time to waste and want a bit of a smile:

    (arrgh: URL not allowed because I don't have a large enough post count)
    Hopefully nobody will take this slight bending of the rules against me (I swear, it isn't spam). Google search: "kramer water cooling site:avforums.com" if you want a laugh.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    Quote Originally Posted by yant View Post
    for those that have time to waste and want a bit of a smile:

    (arrgh: URL not allowed because I don't have a large enough post count)
    Hopefully nobody will take this slight bending of the rules against me (I swear, it isn't spam). Google search: "kramer water cooling site:avforums.com" if you want a laugh.

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    Re: Water cooling, insurance against leakage

    Quote Originally Posted by yant View Post
    ...

    (arrgh: URL not allowed because I don't have a large enough post count)
    Hopefully nobody will take this slight bending of the rules against me (I swear, it isn't spam).
    You only need five. It's a mild deterrent for some spammers, though it doesn't catch all. And I can't see any problem with your post. It doesn't even look like a slight bending to me.

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