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Porknz

...computer started crashing last night...started taking it apart today and found a leak...

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everyone's first wc build leaks.  always.

while you are shopping, get yourself the CoolerMaster H212.  

every watercooler needs at least one air cooler in her arsenal.

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Was thinking about the Evo too as this is even advertised as a cheap Evo.

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Just hit up amazon to look at Evo's and realized cooling loops are a whole new money pit I knew nothing about...!

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I don't see 1151 on there for my 6700k and the dimensions for this block look a lot different from the others that look to be 1151 compatible 

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The nickel EVO is nice.

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I'll give it to Intel, they may screw us on pin count, but at least the cooler specs have stayed consistent.

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For God's sake, handle this one like a watch assembly, not a tire change.

Keep the broken one too. Someday you'll have the skillset to watercool your cat.

This is a pretty general mistake. The biggest WC oops award still goes to the guy on RRR that pulled about 40 rotary fittings apart to paint them. -They don't come apart...

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That nickel is probably my best choice.  I'm going to check that other block again because it's sexy.  I already have to push the caps out of the way with my current block and I thought the specs on it were even bigger.

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That nickel Evo seems like it would look nice with the MSI 1080ti ek x if it ever comes out...

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On 5/10/2017 at 6:47 PM, Porknz said:

5.12 x 7.68 x 1.77 in

Vs

4.65 x 5.2 x 1.97 in

 

I'm guessing these are the block measurements.  sure, small variant.

But it doesn't change the universal mounting.

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Went with the acrylic and nickel Evo.  Should be a little upgrade.  Don't know if this is a dumb question, but it sounds like and looks like the mounting kit might be universal.  Can I keep the plate that is already mounted through the motherboard on and just replace the block?

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Okay, school year done.  Steam sale on.  I need to try to get this rig back up and running!  Just put the new block on and if anyone is out there, I'm obviously wondering how to know if I have the block down tight enough as I'm hesitant to over tighten and worried I won't tighten enough. :)  Any advice?

Thanks.

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Leak testing and so far so good.  Only leak was from the cracked block before, so all of the tubing and fittings are the same.  Probably won't run a full length test like I did originally because of this.

Wondering though, when I try to boot back up, maybe everything will work just fine.  A guy can hope right???  But if it doesn't, any advice on how to start figuring out if it's the motherboard, or boot drive, or gpu?  Or something else?

Hoping it dried out and still works!  #steamsale

 

Thanks guys.

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So, same as I left it about six weeks ago.  Water loop is working again without all of the cracks in the block. :) . Lights up and runs fine.  I'm currently in bios, so it would appear the motherboard and cpu and fans etc are running fine.  I'm guessing I nuked the old gpu, the only part I hadn't replaced yet.  It could also be the boot drive I suppose.  After bios (if I don't enter it) I just get the same screen with a white box across the monitor and three dots above it.  Other than taking my loop back out and replacing the card, is there any other way to try to diagnose what still isn't working?

 

Thanks.

 

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Okay.  I think I might have it running again!  But I'm not sure why. :)

So I was almost convinced I needed to get a new 960 evo because it wasn't booting after the bios screen that pops up at power on.  I went into bios and looked around and didn't see anything to work on.  I closed bios and let it restart.  When I restarted, I hit F11 for the boot menu I think it was called, and it popped right up and seems to be running great.  I've never had to hit F11 before and I'm not sure what it has to do with getting my build to work.  Any ideas on what that's all about?  Otherwise, I don't think I've nuked anything with the leak.  Updating steam right now and a little afraid to restart as I'm worried it won't work again.

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Added the new GPU to the loop.  Leak testing and figuring out how I am going to get a display port cable under there before the lan tomorrow.  Crossing my fingers.

 

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