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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dr_kazza, 21 Oct 2002.

  1. Dr_kazza

    Dr_kazza What's a Dremel?

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    LEAK :eeek: :eeek:

    Fortunately I think i have found it in time.

    None of my joints leaked but the perspex/metal join on the neptune was leaking... not sure if it is the O-ring or what but tightning the allen nuts didn't work.

    Time to buy a new waterblock.... no perspex this time ;)
     
  2. scopEDog

    scopEDog Minimodder

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    Another clear top bites the dust :( Sorry to hear about it kazza...what block are you looking into?
     
  3. Dr_kazza

    Dr_kazza What's a Dremel?

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    The atlantis absolutely completely not perspex Alu topped one ;)
     
  4. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    alu/copper mix? bad....
     
  5. Dr_kazza

    Dr_kazza What's a Dremel?

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    not nearly as bad as a water/mobo/gfx card mix ;)

    I got some water wetter to limit corrosion anyway
     
  6. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    i would only use a alu block as a last resort *aka i couldnt get ahold of a cu block*

    tons of pure copper blocks out there......
     
  7. relix

    relix Minimodder

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    mmmmm I don't know, I think the stories of corrision are a bit exagurated, don't you think? With enough wattah wettah it should last long enough... I think?

    But anyway, my first choice would also definetly go to a copper block! Hail to the copper-ones! Hail! Hail! Hail!
     
  8. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    no they arent......if youve ever opened up a block thats been corroded u wouldnt wanna mix either.....
     
  9. Dr_kazza

    Dr_kazza What's a Dremel?

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    so is it only a problem when Cu and Al are touching each other? because if I have an Alu res and a Cu block will that corrode less than an Al res and a Cu/al block
     
  10. Haddy

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    its all about the water.....ur water is full of microscopic peices of the blocks/res/whatever else is part of ur system.....the alu+cu=battery affect.....the res is probably coated with a sealing layer to protect it from corrosion so ur probably safe there.....
     
  11. scopEDog

    scopEDog Minimodder

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    Hey kazza if your looking for a new block maybe an alu topped spiral would do ya good? http://dtekcustoms.safeshopper.com/18/149.htm?750

    I picked it up a few weeks back and i must say its very nice. Maybe if you find the right barbs/compression fittings you can incoporate it into your setup. Just a thought..
     
  12. [DE]FreD_S

    [DE]FreD_S Certified Specialist of Awesomeness

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    My block is CU / AL and i have no problems what so ever with corrosion or low voltages being produced by the block. It`s genrally no problem if you treat the AL properly by either painting it, which i did or anodize it which doesn`t cost very much - at least it doesn`t cost much here :) I mean look at the swifties ... they all have CU bases with AL lids ... :naughty:

    Cheers

    [DE]FreD_S
     
  13. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    like i said unless they are coated which reduces the thermal conductivity
     
  14. iggy

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    if the alloys anodized, the battery effect doesnt happen
     
  15. Risky

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    That's good to know. However to cufuse things the res I was thinking of could be made of Zinc or similar (fwiw its a storage box from Muji:rolleyes: )
     
  16. iggy

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    just coat the inside wi silicone or summat then :D
     
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