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Old 01-04-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default PC got Partially Submerged in Water PLEASE HELP!!!

Hey, i just recently had a flood in my basement, got about 6 inches of water. My computer was on standby so everything was off but it was still plugged in, water probably got to below the sata ports on the motherboard, bottum mounted psu so its done, but what about the rest of the pc??? just installed a ocz 120gb ssd, and radeon 5870, the mobo is a p5q pro and cpu is dual core e8500, with 4gb ddr2-800 ram. Do u think the the whole unit is fryed?

Thank you for your suggestions.

Case: Antec 1200 Mobo: Asus P5Q-Pro CPU: Intel dual core e8500 3.16ghz @ 4.0ghz
Ram: Kingston HyperX 4gb
GPU: HIS radeon 5870PSU Antec 650w tricool
Heatsink: Artic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
Memory: 120gb ocz SSD, 500gb WD Black HDD
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: PC got Partially Submerged in Water PLEASE HELP!!!

Scary. No way to really tell without turning it on. BUT let it dry out first. I'm sure you've probably already done it, but stick it somewhere warm and dry (like a boiler cupboard- though that's probably in your new downstairs swimming pool). Also, see if you can get your hangs on some sillicia gel. I would recommened taking the machine apart and trying each piece in another comp.

Personally I think a lot of components will still work, but if they don't making an insurance claim?

1: Q6700 @ stock 3GHz 775 6GB-DDR800 ASROCK penryn 1600SLI, 1GB ATI RAEDON 5770 ~ 3TB internal;
2: 3.2Ghz Phenom 9550 Black ed 4GB-DDR3, ASUS skt AM3, HD 4850 512MB
3: Core i7 3.2GHz, 6GB DDR3, 512MB EN8800GT, 1TB Internal
4: Athlon 4000+ skt 939 6600GT 3GB
5: P4 3.4GHz, 3GB-DDR, ASUS skt 775, ATI RAEDON 9550
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