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Old 06-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #11
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Take it to a repair shop ... it's almost certainly ONLY the cooling system, the FIRST component to get shorted ... and (possibly) the PSU.

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BTW: when you take it for repair, act way more knowledgeable than you are, lest you be treated as a blonde woman at the mechanics.
If the cooling system is the only component that has shorted, then why is the PC not turning on?

Do I have to take the cooling system out for the PC to start up again? I was thinking the reason it doesn't work is that the cooling system has leaked onto the motherboard and shorted it. Otherwise it doesn't make sense why it's not turning on.

It also makes a loud buzzing noise when I press the power button, which I have interpreted as a death snort.

Also - what is your opinion on liquid cooling anyway? Is it necessary? If this shit happens then it isn't fucking worth it.

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Old 06-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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If the cooling system is the only component that has shorted, then why is the PC not turning on?

Do I have to take the cooling system out for the PC to start up again? I was thinking the reason it doesn't work is that the cooling system has leaked onto the motherboard and shorted it. Otherwise it doesn't make sense why it's not turning on.

It also makes a loud buzzing noise when I press the power button, which I have interpreted as a death snort.

Also - what is your opinion on liquid cooling anyway? Is it necessary? If this shit happens then it isn't fucking worth it.
A buzzing sound on power up doesn't always = death, but usually doesn't indicate something good either.

If you're doing a lot of processor intensive stuff all the time like converting and rendering music, video or graphics, or super high end gaming, then a liquid cooled system can be worth it, otherwise not so much.

Aside from everything else, if the cooling system is down the processor will heat up and should instantly stop the system from booting as a safety measure.(this could explain a no start)

Your system may well be salvageable.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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Why would you even use a cooling system like that. It's rather unnecessary and can potentially ruin your rig. Anyway, just me being captain hindsight.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:43 PM   #14
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A buzzing sound on power up doesn't always = death, but usually doesn't indicate something good either.

If you're doing a lot of processor intensive stuff all the time like converting and rendering music, video or graphics, or super high end gaming, then a liquid cooled system can be worth it, otherwise not so much.

Aside from everything else, if the cooling system is down the processor will heat up and should instantly stop the system from booting as a safety measure.(this could explain a no start)

Your system may well be salvageable.
Situation has now got even worse. I just tried starting the PC up, and there was a bit of a cackle coming from the power supply, like a little short circuit. Now the computer is completely dead. Nothing happens whatsoever when I press the power button. I think I fucked it.

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Why would you even use a cooling system like that. It's rather unnecessary and can potentially ruin your rig. Anyway, just me being captain hindsight.
I know. I realise this. I built a custom PC, with all the best components I could afford - and then when it came to the cooling system there was an option for an extra £80 for an extreme 'liquid cooling system', which I opted for. Didn't realise the problems it would cause. Only had the computer for 2 years this month. I now understand that I was over reaching in my purchase. Liquid cooling isn't required unless you're thinking about some extreme over clocking on your system. It was unnecessary for me.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:15 AM   #15
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just one of many possibilities... if the coolant was under pressure , maybe it sprayed the power supply and the crackle was the final death cough. If so then the rest of the rig may be okay. And a replacement power supply and a patch on the leak with you back in business in no time.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:50 AM   #16
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Water cooling works fine just remember to set the bios shut off temp.
Mostly the pumps go first then overheating then leaking.
Note: not enough pressure in them to cause spray, more of a dribble.
Just pick up a new one that uses a decent pump and read up on them, cooler master used inferior pumps on the ones they produced and many of them leaked in the first few months of usage.
The newer pumps are better but still read the review for hints.
I refer of course to sealed units.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:40 PM   #17
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It also makes a loud buzzing noise when I press the power button, which I have interpreted as a death snort.
The buzzing sounds like a bad power supply.
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Situation has now got even worse. I just tried starting the PC up, and there was a bit of a cackle coming from the power supply, like a little short circuit. Now the computer is completely dead. Nothing happens whatsoever when I press the power button. I think I fucked it.
Well, now this almost confirms it.

If you have a spare PS there at home, I'd try replacing that.... of course, you should make sure the cooling system isn't leaking any more first.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:17 AM   #18
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Sounds like you cracked the head or the block. If your lucky, it's just the intake manifold gasket.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #19
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Go to an overclocking forum and ask the question..

here is the Aussie forum

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/?
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #20
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Is it a closed look cooler like Antec range or the corsair H series?

how old is it? Could still be in warranty and if so the supplier may replace all affected components.

Why did you even try turning the pc on if there was a pool of water underneath? If they weren't dead when it leaked then they certainly are now! Depending on how the motherboard is oreintated its probably took out the gpu, psu and possibly the cpu.
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