failed vga water block liquid cooling meltdown MG 3046

failed vga water block   liquid cooling meltdown    MG 3046
2006-10-24 11:57:55
my liquid-cooled computer started sizzling last month, it sounded like i was cooking a stir-fry inside the case. turns out a $30 thermaltake water-cooled vga heatsink had cracked, melted, or otherwise ruptured and spilled coolant all over $6,000 worth of high-end computing hardware. major bummer. took a long time to clean everything out and restart it with noisy fan-cooled hardware. i've ordered some enormous passive heatsinks to try and get back to silent computing without the water pump.


copyright © 2006 sean dreilinger

Comments:

nearlynormal007: bummer

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try the ion coolers
sean dreilinger: actually, i went to passive cooling. i gutted the water cooling system and replaced that with a Thermalright HR-03 VGA Cooler on the nvidia 7000 series video card and a Thermalright Ultra-120 on the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Processor. no fans on either heatsink!

Notes:

sean dreilinger: the gap of death for a water-cooled heatsink

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