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my kill coil got sucked into my pump and killed it :/

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well i got my xspc rx240 kit last week and assembled everything together. i noticed it did not come with any antimicrobial additive so i originally wanted PT nuke. but reading here on overclock.net everyone says a silver kill coil is better. so i went with that.

i wanted PT nuke because it was liquid and would just get dissolved with the distilled water. i figured i could just put in a few drops and be done with it and not have to worry about it. the reason why i was not too fond on using a silver coil was because it was a physical object in the loop, which made me think "well what if it goes through my tubing and gets stuck in my cpu block? or what if it gets sucked into my pump?"

well i guess i should have listened to my instinct, because it did get sucked into the pump and now it's dead.

after i successfully assembled my loop i dropped in my kill coil and watched it constantly, afraid that it would get sucked into the pump since it's so small anyways. it was just floating around in the reservoir and i figured it was ok. so i was typing up a document, at this point feeling safe about the coil, when i noticed that my cpu hit 97c. i had no idea what happened so i immediately looked toward my case to make sure there was no physical damage but everything seemed intact. suddenly my pc shuts off (overheating more than likely). but right before it shut off my pump made an extremely loud buzzing noise. upon further inspection i found that the kill coil got sucked in a long time ago but i just couldn't hear it stop over my loud fans. so that is how my pump died.

:/

i contacted xspc sinxe everyone and their dog knows they have excellent customer service but i was told they could not replace it since i had material (kill coil) in the loop that was not approved by xspc nor was it in the kit. they said it was not the pump's fault, and it was rather my fault/the kill coil's fault (and they are right, so i cannot ask for anything more)

i guess i will just buy a new one, since i really liked the pump/res combo. and with PT nuke this time.

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That sucks... frown.gif
Make sure not to use too much PT_nuke.
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Yea, don't put it in a spot that will allow it to get sucked in? This can happen in single chamber reservoirs.
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it's a res/pump combo. anywhere in the res is vulnerabe for it to get sucked in.
    
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how did you insert the kill coil? its suppose to be wide enough to not get sucked in...
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i just dropped it in through the fill port. like everyone else does here.
    
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it's a res/pump combo. anywhere in the res is vulnerabe for it to get sucked in.
Yea, it's a single chamber res with the inlet right there. Think about cylindrical res' type with foam blocking the inlet... much better for coils. XSPC style res' on the other hand...
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Ouch, sorry for your loss.

Nothing sucks more in a hobby than putting something together... Only to watch it die from some minor oversight in the very near future. It happens to the best of us.
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Yea, it's a single chamber res with the inlet right there. Think about cylindrical res' type with foam blocking the inlet... much better for coils. XSPC style res' on the other hand...
what should i have done instead?
    
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i just dropped it in through the fill port. like everyone else does here.
the intake is on the other side of the res, and I dont think the kill coil can go from one side to the other.
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