Cooling

I finally got round to replacing the cracked water cooling unit on my graphics card. The nice guys at Asetek just sent me out a new one FOC, after I emailed them a photo of the cracks.
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Look at the state of the tubes I took out – these are supposed to be clear. The colour is partly from the crap washing off the copper blocks, crap in the water, and colourant I used to yellow the water. I’ll replace all these with new tubes.
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Old cooler off…
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New cooler on. These 10mm push-fit connections are a doddle to use. Quick and leak-free.
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Fill the reservoir with you coolant of choice, power up the pump, rock the radiator to wash out all the air bubbles, and leave to run for half an hour.
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No drips! Leak test, and switch the PC on. Fingers crossed. Water cooling your PC these days is very easy. If you use fluorocarbons instead of water it’s safer too. I just need to tidy up all my cables now.