Right, around October last year i was awarded an Arkwright scholarship for Design Technology (one of my subjects at college) and decided to spend my £250 on a mega custom watercooling jobby ("educational purposes" of course ;])
Cooling an ASUS P5N72-T 780i motherboard, a Q6600, and a 9600GT.
Bought a ton of stuff for a dual loop system, whacked it all in and to start off with was running nicely with some great temps.
Here's a video:
So to cut a long story short, it leaked. I used a load of (expensive) hose clamps which apparently did nothing to stop leaking. My theory as to why it leaked is that i used average 1/2" barbs and 1/2" tubing which meant the tubing didn't fit too well on the barbs leading to leaking.
Anyway, the long and short of it is the water got in to the PCI slot, bricking the motherboard and graphics card.
So here I am 6 months later, finally raised the money just to buy a new motherboard and graphics card (asus p43 USB3 + HIS 5770) with a ton of watercooling bits i'm not using. I bought all the blocks for the motherboard which won't fit on any other (i dont think) and aren't really that in demand for reselling. I also have 2 MCP335 pumps, a dual bay XSPC reservoir for 2 pumps, a ton of 1/2" tubing, a swiftech apogee GTZ CPU block, a dual and a triple 120 radiator.
Part of the reason for posting this is to share my pain with you guys
, but also I just wanted your opinions or whatever on what you think I should do now.
If you made it to this part, you're a hero, i've typed a right essay.
Also just like to say thanks to Tom Logan, we can all agree that guy is an absolute legend.