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View Poll Results: How long have you used your WC System?
6 months + 23 22.12%
1 year+ 35 33.65%
2 year + 15 14.42%
3 year + 31 29.81%
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Unread 10-22-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default How long have you used your WC System?

I've been running a Maze 1, Hayden Trans Cooler, and 180gph pump for 4 years now, 24/7 365.

I usually replace the water once a year. Never had any evaporation or leaks so I've never had to refill it.

Maintenance free is my game.

I'd like to cut open the block and examine the corrosion inside, but if it still cools well, I see no need.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 04:15 PM   #2
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Wow, and thought my maze 3 was old A little over a year for me, ill probably never go back to air either.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 05:31 PM   #3
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About two and a half yrs in these waters , changed and added blocks, but pump and rad are still the same.
I'm not thinking of going air cooled if I dont really have to, I like it this way.

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Unread 10-22-2004, 08:05 PM   #4
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About 40 months I guess. Give or take.

Haven't changed the coolant in 18 months, probably won't for another 6 or so (I don't upgrade all that much these days).
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Unread 10-22-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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You mean, "how long have you been using the exact system you're using right now?"...?
Some of us change "bits" on a somewhat regular basis.
I've built systems for friends that have been going 24x7 for three or four years...
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Unread 10-22-2004, 09:02 PM   #6
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I haven't even been watercooled for six months and I've already switched radiators and waterblocks. I think I might upgrade to an even bigger radiator soon. After my new processor, mobo and DVD burner arrive that is.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 09:20 PM   #7
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Same radiator/pump for over two years. Different waterblocks when MBs and processors changed. Usually changed tubing when waterblocks were changed.
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Unread 10-23-2004, 02:45 AM   #8
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Current setup for a couple of months, first WC a year and a half ago.
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Unread 10-23-2004, 03:09 PM   #9
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same WB for a year now , upgraded the heater core a bit ago.
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Unread 10-25-2004, 07:29 PM   #10
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How long ago did Athlon 1.2s come out? I was one of the first people I know to have one of those, and I had it watercooled within a week of getting it. I was also one of the first people I know with a DDR board. Man, was that big stuff back in da day
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Unread 10-26-2004, 02:41 PM   #11
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Been study'n water rigs for 2 1/2 years, but have had a rig of my own for less than 2.
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Unread 10-26-2004, 02:56 PM   #12
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Been studing for almost 3 years, talking for about 2 years, and will be watercooled by the end of this week
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Unread 10-31-2004, 04:45 PM   #13
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Over 3 years now for me. Started September 2001.
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Unread 11-04-2004, 11:13 PM   #14
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I recieved my BeCooling Jagged Edge on 6/1/2001, which replaced my [expletive deleted] attempt at a home made waterblock

Amazingly, I'm still using the same petsmart pump too , although I had an issue with the trannie cooler I was running (corosion on the alu turbulators that I did not know were in my 'copper' radiator) and replaced it with a heater core.
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Unread 11-24-2004, 05:37 PM   #15
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I'm on my 6th different system in 2 yrs. 3 still running, 1 broken down for parts, 2 sold off.
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Unread 11-24-2004, 11:02 PM   #16
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I built my first one 6 months ago and its amazing, in use 24/7.
I'm looking at direct die cooling again after reading Gizmo's adventures
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Unread 11-26-2004, 02:47 AM   #17
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Becooling Maze 2 + Big Momma + Maxijet1000 for 3 years ( started in 2000, replaced block for a nexxos SP in 2004 when I got my P4 )

I felt like a pioneer in watercooling back then ( when I had an Athlon 800 ) , DIY rules
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Unread 01-01-2005, 07:08 PM   #18
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Well at least i'm not the only one here that's still using an old maze block
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Unread 01-02-2005, 10:28 PM   #19
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i've been watercooled for a little more than 2 months right now,
but...
i didn't add any additives thinking that i would do it later (silly me, it took me 2 year to build it youda thunk i'd learn that i am not the most motivated person) and the water has turned a brown green color (brown to the naked eye, when a picture is taken of it it turns green) I think it may be corrosion but it did happen all of a sudden after about 1 month of cooling sorta like an algal (sp?) infestation.

All i know is that I am not looking forward to cleaning it out, any tips?
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Unread 01-03-2005, 12:35 AM   #20
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Quote:
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Well at least i'm not the only one here that's still using an old maze block
Count me in, the BeCooling Jagged Edge is a maze block too!!!
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Unread 01-08-2005, 09:57 PM   #21
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Must be getting on for 3 or 4 years now, still have my maze 2 block!
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Unread 01-10-2005, 04:30 PM   #22
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Been watercooling since January 2002.


Some of you might remember this little lady:




She was running 24/7 until a few months ago when the mobo died. Guess I better replace it with a new mobo.
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Unread 01-16-2005, 05:32 PM   #23
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lmao mashie... Aye I do.. That was great, always thought poor pump give it a head ache


I been watercooling, prop comming onto 2 years now. Left it for about 6months....
GOing back to it (this tuesday infact)

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Mashie, I guess that Eheim don´t like being almost the highest point in the loop (looks like a fill/bleed tube in front of the PSU). A lot of 90 degree elbows as well.
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Unread 01-20-2005, 07:14 AM   #25
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Mashie, I guess that Eheim don´t like being almost the highest point in the loop (looks like a fill/bleed tube in front of the PSU). A lot of 90 degree elbows as well.
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It was only a minor problem to fill the system the first time but after that it was running like a charm for 3 years, it still would if it wasn't for a dead mobo.

The copper bends are fairly soft and with an ID of 15mm compared to 12.7mm in the tubes they don't cause much restriction not to mention the full loop is very short in total.
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