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Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
I think it was ek's fault.Glad too hear you recovered.
Why would it be EK's fault? The EK blocks are copper and they are good. The waterblock that got corroded and gunked up is from XSPC.
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post #192 of 205
was it the water block or just the barbs?
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Just curious, what exactly did it sound like right when the tubing came off?

Also, what exactly was going through your mind when this happened? You said your PC was on, did it auto shut off on your or did you manually pull the plug?
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post #194 of 205
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Just curious, what exactly did it sound like right when the tubing came off?

Also, what exactly was going through your mind when this happened? You said your PC was on, did it auto shut off on your or did you manually pull the plug?
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Originally Posted by giganews35 View Post
I woke up to the sound of my tubing popping out of the outlet on the CPU block (XSPC)

I immediately disassembled everything..and cleaned all parts with rubbing alcohol. I have it all sitting in 10lbs of rice and will wait it out for 1-2 days.


Here are pics of the block

It sounded like water spilling from a tube. I was sleeping so I just heard a pop and smelled burning electronics. The signal from the monitor went dead and I had to pull the plug it did not auto shut off, I wish it did.

But I made a full recovery so all is good.
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post #195 of 205
Bit of a tl;dr moment. but I just noticed "propylene glycol"

glycol eats plastics. Simple. Your tubing won't last very long at all with any amount of MPG running through it
post #196 of 205
Wow, long thread. Glad it worked out for ya.

Those barbs, the non Danger Den ones, look like really cheap stamped steel. If there was a defect in the finish that could be the source of the corrosion.

It's hard to tell from pictures though....

I'm using the Lamptron Clamps and they are working real good here.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...d082b24fa345f1
Edited by gsa700 - 6/18/11 at 12:35pm
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I'm using the Lamptron Au Clamps and they are working real good here.
You know you have too much disposable income when you can afford gold clamps. (Yes I know it was a typo but for a second I though it was real!)
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You know you have too much disposable income when you can afford gold clamps. (Yes I know it was a typo but for a second I though it was real!)
True! (Fixed ;-)
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post #199 of 205
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Yea I wish I had money laying around for all of that. I'd probably use zip ties before anything lol.

XSPC got back to me with this:

Hi, Tom

From the pictures it looks like the block is fine. You just need to clean and flush it.

We have not tested the water additive you used, but it appears that too much has been used in the water and it has caused a buildup. We can recommend some good coolant we tested if needed.

Best Regards

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Yea I wish I had money laying around for all of that. I'd probably use zip ties before anything lol.

XSPC got back to me with this:

Hi, Tom

From the pictures it looks like the block is fine. You just need to clean and flush it.

We have not tested the water additive you used, but it appears that too much has been used in the water and it has caused a buildup. We can recommend some good coolant we tested if needed.

Best Regards

Dazhong
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