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Leaking Radiator

Post #1 by 1Day » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:58 pm

Some of you might recall I recently moved. Well the other day I volunteered to put my two LGA2011 CPU's on water to test for someone who was interested in buying one possibly. 8-)

So time to break out the water cooling kit and set up, only to find that one of the radiators has a leak. :( :(

Well that was a real downer as these rad's 3 x 120.3 Thermochills are screwed together and wired up, piped up as one single unit. Not impressed.

Well it seems you can fix these things as long as the hole is not to big.

Out came the trusty hot air gun, high heat setting used; and the 25w soldiering iron that was previously used for modding VGA and motherboards. Once the iron was at full temp I heated up the local area where the small tear was and once the surrounding area was very hot (paint smouldering and smoking hot) I used the tip of the soldiering iron to close the hole up again.

So far so good.

Now I just have to build the test bench up again so that I can test the two CPUs and reply to the PM. :lol:


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Post #2 by nickolp1974 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:22 am

PC's are never straightforward!!! Hope you got it sorted ;)
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Post #3 by huddy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:48 am

rad weld from a motor shop?

Just a thought.

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Post #4 by 1Day » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:35 am

So far so good, the rad is holding up. Had it on leak test last over-night in a closed loop with the pump running at max.

Pain in the butt as it meant I had to rebuild the loop from scratch. Oh well...
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Post #5 by huddy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:59 am

Pain in the arse loop rebuilding .. well when it's forced on you that is.

Good news anyways :)

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Post #6 by alex_123_fra » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:16 pm

Since the last couple of disasters, I now only build with quick disconnects. Saves having to drain the whole loop if something goes wrong and makes changing GPUs, CPUs easier.

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Post #7 by 1Day » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:42 am

Yeah but they cost the earth I need a few more, £12ea on average makes that quite a big chunk of my budget.
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Post #8 by kkn_ » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:53 am

alex_123_fra wrote:Since the last couple of disasters, I now only build with quick disconnects. Saves having to drain the whole loop if something goes wrong and makes changing GPUs, CPUs easier.

back side is long tubes :P
i added a QDC between pump and res so that way i can flush the entire system by adding 2 tubes to it and dipp em in to bowls and start flushing.
think my system have like close to 2L of fluid in it :P

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Post #9 by kkn_ » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:55 am

1Day wrote:Yeah but they cost the earth I need a few more, £12ea on average makes that quite a big chunk of my budget.

who said YOU have to buy it?
cant HE buy it for you?
you know what they say, whats his is yours and whats your is yours.

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Post #10 by twisted1 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:00 pm

QD fittings are great! I use them on in my benching rigs, no problem to change gpu's and so on. Draining the loop gets old really fast.. :)

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Post #11 by 1Day » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:23 am

kkn_ wrote:who said YOU have to buy it?
cant HE buy it for you?
you know what they say, whats his is yours and whats your is yours.



LOL I wish
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Post #12 by pgi947 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:34 pm

QDC's are a solid investment, I'd recommend them for any water build, especially those new low profile koolance ones.

If budget is tight some places (specialtech and wcuk I think) were selling the now discontinued qd3 couplings for dirt cheap :)
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