Friday, shortly after publishing my article for the day, my desktop started shutting down on me randomly. Sometimes I would get 10 minutes of use, and other times it would only last seconds.
On Saturday I started diagnostics on it. I found that my CPU was randomly getting extremely hot. I checked the hoses for my coolant pump and found one hose extremely hot to the touch and the return hose cold. Normally you would expect this to be a working setup, but the return hose needs to be a little warm. I noticed that the radiator fan was not blowing hard enough either.
I decided to make a BEST BUY run and pick up a standard cooling setup and an additional coong fan to replace the weak radiator fan.
This morning I performed the surgery. I completely removed the liquid cooling setup and found that it was low on coolant which likely caused the pump to fail.
I installed a Thermaltake rear mounted fan to the back side of the case since the radiator fan was too weak for my liking.
I removed the case panels and installed a Cooler Master Hyper 213 RGB Black Edition heatsink.
After reinstalling the case panels, I powered it on and cleaned up my desk.
Desktop has been running great now!