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    Memory (part number)Corsair Dominator Platinum SE 3200Mhz 4x8
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    I'm an idiot. How to kill your R6E monoblock...

    So I wanted a new colour in my computer. I have had red forever it seems, at least going back 3 computers ago. So I decide to run Mayhem Blitz. Twenty four hours later I'm noticing my flow rate for both my GPU and CPU loops are much lower. After a couple of flushes same thing. I had just run Blitz some 5 months ago with these new radiators so I wasn't expecting a lot of gunk but I was wrong. Both the GPU and CPU blocks filled with gunk.

    Okay fine. Remove the GPU block, take it fully apart, clean all the gunk out, put it together and WHEE, despite it being my first time to take apart a GPU block apart and I didn't break anything and no leaks!!

    Then I take out the EK Monoblock. I take it apart and I thought i was being careful, but apparently when I was rinsing the acrylic, I lose one of the two round orings from it. Of course I didn't notice this at all until I was putting it together and as I'm screwing in the screw associated with that oring I hear a 'crack'. Because the o-ring wasn't there, the screw went just a little deeper into the recess and that was enough to crack the acrylic and boom, waterblook is toast. Just to be sure I put it in my computer and tested it and yup, little drops dropping on my CPU's backplate.

    I've rush ordered one from DAZMODE here in Canada so I'm only down a day or so but damn I'm an idiot. I was so careful with the GPU block and I think I got a little cocky and just plain didn't pay attention. Oh well. In 6 years of watercooling this is my first major boo boo that actually cost me a component.
    Panteks Enthoo Elite / Asus x299 Rampage VI Extreme / Intel I9-7900X / Corsair Dominator RGB 3200MHz
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    Corsair AX 1200i / Corsair Platinum K95 / Asus Chakram
    Acer XB321HK 4k, IPS, G-sync Monitor / Water Cooled / Asus G571JT Laptop

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