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well, Let me tell you of my experience of water cooling. It all started with my computer getting a little old and tired, after a friend suggested water cooling i invisiged some mangled amalgamation invovling a pigs heart, a motorbike radiator and lots of garden hose. The spec of my computer at the time was:

AMD athlonXP 1800+
1GB DDR ram (forgotten the speed)
gigabyte k7s5a mobo
saphire radeon 9200se 128mb graphics card

So after looking into it i went wit thermaltakes big water system. bought a couple more water blocks, a VGA block and a Northbridge block. i also invested in two waterblocks for my HDD's. all in all i think i paid about 100-150 quid for the lot, i can't remember exactly

While building the system i noticed that the hose supplied seemed awfully flimsy (it kinked at the slightest bend.) so i paid a visit to the garden center and got some 10mm hose.I set up the system and ran it in a box for 24 hours, no leaks. Then, once i was certain everything was ok, i fitted it into the computer. The next week passed without incident, and I went off to university, taking great care in transporting the system. The first few days were fine, then i started to notice the level in the water dropping quite rapidly, it was autumn/winter so i put this down to the fact that the room was warmer due to the heating. after inspecting the inside i found the HDD waterblocks cracked around the screws, and my HDD's sodden. i let them dry out for a couple of days while i removed the blocks (pissed off and a little confused as to why they had cracked) the water continued to deplete until i found the cpu water block was leaking too, ONTO THE MOTHERBOARD!!!! it had cracked down one of the threaded parts. i managed to fashion a temporary repair using plumbers tape until i could afford a replacement. however the water was still leaking (at a lesser rate) when the mobo eventually died, i took it out to inspect the damage. the AGP slot had corroded, The motherboard was cooked and so was the graphics card.

the thing that first made me notice the waterlevel dropping so rapidly was when i was over a friends flat, he was on the internet, (i left my computer on as the room fees were fixed regardless of the power/water used) and i watched myself sign out of msn. when i didn't reappear withing 3 minutes i sprinted to my flat and topped it up again, forcing the pump and radiator to run. That worried me somewhat.

from that moment i have been a little bit wary of water cooling, and wish to get it done professionally for my new computer (quad core 8gb sli graphics card beast) as i don't want to cry tears of blood as my 850 quid goes up in smoke. Would I be right in thinking that watercoolinguk do bespoke water cooling systems to order? As in I provide the machine, they build the watercooling arround it?

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Wow, sounds terrible, good thing it was an old machine though! My watercooling is still going fine and dandy, no leaks at all :) Used plumbers tape around the thread of every barb and around the top of the barb where the hose fits on, tightended on the jubilee clips tight with a flat head screw driver :) I'm just dreading draining it if I want to watercool a new card that comes out, it's going to be a mess ... again
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It was pretty bad. I think it might just have been bad luck. I was more concerned with the price than getting quality parts.
So who would i speak to to get a quote on a system?

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Would I be right in thinking that watercoolinguk do bespoke water cooling systems to order? As in I provide the machine, they build the watercooling arround it?


Yup, just give Rob or Marcus a shout and I'm sure they can sort something out for you.
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Would I be right in thinking that watercoolinguk do bespoke water cooling systems to order? As in I provide the machine, they build the watercooling arround it?


Yup, just give Rob or Marcus a shout and I'm sure they can sort something out for you.



sweet. Thankyou, I'll wander back here after work and make some posts

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Well I thought it would happen later rather than sooner... but here's my entry into the Epic Fail thread.

While upgrading a PC for another member of the family, I heard what can only be described as a 'bloody stange crackling'... and then noticed that my PC was on fire :shock:

:!: In an electrical fire, the first thing to do is cut the power, then attempt to tackle the blaze. So I turned the plugs off at the wall and blew it out like a birthday cake

So anyway, once it was ok to move, it was off to the kitchen for investigation. I've been putting off a rebuild of my loop(s) but now my kitchen looks like this..

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Once all that crazy tubing was removed, and I had Feser One in a jug in the sink...

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So new Mobo and gfx at the very least.

Oh and anyone else starting watercooling..
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Hoseclips do no damn good in the bag and not on the hose!
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Out: Red Feser One, Cracked plexi cpu top, seagate rubbish 7200.11 drives, 2x 2GB OCZ FlexII DDR2, 4850 512Mb), XSPC 4850 acetal waterblock

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Omg...Why the hell wouldnt you use hose clips!?
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Cmon B just put up some pis of your Spidy sheet or somin.. Im forgetting what ur room looks like!!!!


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jesus!! just made me take the side of my case off and check all my fittings.

lucky that happened when you were local to the pc!

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OMG thats bad dude :(


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Really...Does suck...Hate to say it, was your own fault though dude :(
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Cmon B just put up some pis of your Spidy sheet or somin.. Im forgetting what ur room looks like!!!!


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I know its my own fault, I just been waiting on new bits to arrive when I was going to redo the whole lot properly. Fate got to me first. New list of parts might just include a CO2 fire extinguisher though. Oh and when I first put my order in, I'd chosen the wrong size clips.
In rig: Asus P5K Premium/WiFi, Q6600@3.2, 4x 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2, 3ware9590SE-8ML raid controller, 3x 1TB WD Caviar Green (RAID5), OCZ Vertex 60Gb (Boot), 5770 1Gb with EK waterblock, Corsair TX650W PSU, XSPC R120-T rad, EK-Supreme CPU waterblock (Copper top EK NB waterblock, Laing DDC-1T Pro in XSPC dualbay res, Coolermaster Cosmos S, Halfords Deionised water

Out: Red Feser One, Cracked plexi cpu top, seagate rubbish 7200.11 drives, 2x 2GB OCZ FlexII DDR2, 4850 512Mb), XSPC 4850 acetal waterblock

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Well looking at it in a positive manner it's a good excuse to buy some new kit.


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erm...isnt feser 1 non conductive ? :???:
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danm :) no it is'nt, it is destilled water, few chemicals and dye to make colour

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I'm led to believe it has been made less conductive than straight-up water though?


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yes :D petra from petrs tech shop did some vids on destilled water and hardware

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I dont think its a fair example, as in first test, hes only using a fan, then second test whole mobo etc...

If the fans connector is sleeved etc, water isnt gonna blow it up, bet if they used fesser in with the fan, it would of also been fine...

fun videos though.

And youve still put me off fesser anyway, I had fluidxp, that was worse as it still blew things up but also made tubing misty and yucky aswell.

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hes a tard, ultimate fail :)

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lol. this one defo to add!


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Now thats an Epic Fail for TFC




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