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Are closed loop water-coolers far less likely to leak than traditional water-coolers?

Opinions?

Thanks.
Edited by Viper2 - 8/6/11 at 9:23pm
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They're somewhat less likely to leak, but it's still a possibility.

IMO the performance of a custom loop justifies the added risk.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Usario View Post
They're somewhat less likely to leak, but it's still a possibility.

IMO the performance of a custom loop justifies the added risk.
You say that now.

But when a leak ruins your computer I'd bet you'd denounce every wanting a custom loop.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
You say that now.

But when a leak ruins your computer I'd bet you'd denounce every wanting a custom loop.
Anyone who has experienced a leak is of course going to be biased. People who lose limbs in war are going to be more anti-war than soldiers who returned safely.

A leak is very unlikely if you do good testing before you install and check your loop often.
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AFAIK Corsair has this sort of..

"If it leaks, we replace all damaged parts" policy.

Even if you've lapped your coldplate!
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it is possible but unlikely. But with everything comes risk. But there has been stories of them breaking and the customer contacted corsair and corsair replaced all the damaged parts. so i would go for it. Im going to pick up the h100 for sure.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Usario View Post
Anyone who has experienced a leak is of course going to be biased. People who lose limbs in war are going to be more anti-war than soldiers who returned safely.
Not always, and those who are usually didn't have a good grasp of the risks in the first place.
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Closed loop won't leak.
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It's very unlikely. It's definitely possible, but I've basically swung my H50 around by the tubing and things are fine.
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post #10 of 31
I love my closed loop setup! No maintenance and no worries. Just a perfect solution for those of us that want the advantages of liquid cooling with none of the hassle....
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