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post #11 of 29
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Perhaps I'll take some time this weekend and reseat everything. Ugh.

Had I known that my original tubing selection (black Tygon laboratory tubing) had plasticizer (it junked up my res really bad) and didn't have to rush to grab other tubing, I probably would have got something more flexible.

My computer is unbearably dusty as it is as well, which bugs me to no end. Most of my fans have puffs of dust on them. Before I shut it off every night I would blow cotton ball sized balls of dust out of it every three or four months. It was disgusting.

It sucks because if I could start over again, I definitely would, and I would take more time. I was just so excited to have it and I didn't have an alternative. I would love to learn how to solder so I could shorten all the wires. I have fans with fan connectors and wires that I had to tuck up next to the reservoir. I also would have definitely gone for dust filters, regardless of the air flow decrease. I mean, it's watercooled after all.

First build, learn from mistakes, but now that you're telling me to take it apart, it's really motivating to do that now, except then I won't have a computer for days at the least. Not to mention I would need to resleeve all my wires. DAMNIT.

If anyone from Massachusetts wants to come over and solder my wires, I'll pay you. biggrin.gif (not kidding)
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by xyeLz View Post

except then I won't have a computer for days at the least. Not to mention I would need to resleeve all my wires. DAMNIT

Why resleeve all the cables? Also if you don't do it you might end up without a computer for way longer then a few days.
post #13 of 29
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I would need to resleeve them if I decided to completely revamp my build. Sorry, funky phrasing I guess.

If I have to open it up for a matter of an hour or more I figure I might as well take care of a few problems in the mean time which would essentially mean taking everything apart to clean it, specifically the radiators and the fans, but the sound card has collected quite a bit of dust as well as the GPUs which have a backplate to prevent that.

Is there an easy way to clean dust off the soundcard circuitboard? There's a lot more than one may think...
post #14 of 29
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THANKFULLY found the culprit. Opened it up again today only to reveal a once again somewhat empty reservoir. Lucky for me, I saw a droplet of water hiding on the back of the stupid EK cylinder reservoir. I looked underneath and saw some marks where it had clearly been dripping.

Didn't quite know how to remedy this one so I made sure to screw the bottom of the reservoir on tight (and it did tighten a bit, but not much at all). If this doesn't solve the problem, I may have to figure something else out because I never liked this reservoir to begin with (I wanted a drive bay one that wasn't extremely tacky - and couldn't find one).

I suppose we'll see if it holds.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by xyeLz View Post

THANKFULLY found the culprit. Opened it up again today only to reveal a once again somewhat empty reservoir. Lucky for me, I saw a droplet of water hiding on the back of the stupid EK cylinder reservoir. I looked underneath and saw some marks where it had clearly been dripping.
Didn't quite know how to remedy this one so I made sure to screw the bottom of the reservoir on tight (and it did tighten a bit, but not much at all). If this doesn't solve the problem, I may have to figure something else out because I never liked this reservoir to begin with (I wanted a drive bay one that wasn't extremely tacky - and couldn't find one).
I suppose we'll see if it holds.

That was what i tough. Actually your not supposed to tighten the EK multires all you can, if i'm not wrong i've read a couple of treads regarding ppl doing this and it will damage the o-ring.
post #16 of 29
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I'm sure that tightening it too much could cause problems. I would more or less expect that this would be in terms of cracking the actual reservoir itself. However, I am not going to let it continue to drip in my case. Luckily the reservoir is essentially on it's own side of the case (MAGNUM M8) with only the pumps and then the PSU in the very back quite a ways out of the way.

I'll see how this works. If it doesn't, chances are it will require an entire new reservoir and I will not want to get another cylindrical one. If possible, I'll end up redoing my entire build with better sleeved cables, cleaned fans, and soldered wires as I mentioned.
post #17 of 29
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UNBELIEVABLE

I will never buy another EK reservoir as long as I live. After checking again today (last time I checked was clearly 2 days and 2 hours ago going by my above post) it's practically empty AGAIN, after tightening the reservoir. I turned my computer on at lunch and heard swooshing so I checked thinking that it would be impossible. There were droplets of the water on the bottom of the case by the pumps! Are you kidding me? It hasn't even been a year...

Chances are I will wait it out until I have some time to fix this mess up and purchase a new bay reservoir and figure out how I want to set this up. Honestly though, that's PATHETIC.

PA
THET
IC.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by xyeLz View Post

UNBELIEVABLE
I will never buy another EK reservoir as long as I live. After checking again today (last time I checked was clearly 2 days and 2 hours ago going by my above post) it's practically empty AGAIN, after tightening the reservoir. I turned my computer on at lunch and heard swooshing so I checked thinking that it would be impossible. There were droplets of the water on the bottom of the case by the pumps! Are you kidding me? It hasn't even been a year...
Chances are I will wait it out until I have some time to fix this mess up and purchase a new bay reservoir and figure out how I want to set this up. Honestly though, that's PATHETIC.
PA
THET
IC.

thats unfortunate, i bet your reservoir oring are broken! I swear you said you had a busy schedule, You'll be giving up gym time to fix your rig? imo, I would just shoot ek a ticket and ask them for oring. simple fix. goodluck
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wd 2tb black 128gb crucial m4 ssd ek waterblocks windows 7 ultimate 
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post #19 of 29
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thats unfortunate, i bet your reservoir oring are broken! I swear you said you had a busy schedule, You'll be giving up gym time to fix your rig? imo, I would just shoot ek a ticket and ask them for oring. simple fix. goodluck

Yeah I am very busy. Work 8-5. Gym on Mon/Wed/Fri from 5-6:15. Study for an hour, and head to bed around 11. So I have a few hours in between for dinner and whatnot, but the last thing I want to do is take 2 hours of my night for the entire week to take apart my rig and whatnot.

Chances are I'll organize something and start fresh. I'm hoping Jim and CaseLabs can release the new Merlin series very soon, otherwise I may have to settle. I would love to pop all my stuff in there and do things right this time and use the M8 for folding.

If the reservoir would last more than 2 days I would put it off until they came out...

This sucks.
post #20 of 29
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I just used silicone as a temporary solution for this problem. There is a slight watermark down a specific area of the bottom of the reservoir so I made sure to silicone the outside as a temporary solution. In a few months I will plan to take it all apart, clean the system, implement new tubing (what I have isn't quite flexible) along with a new reservoir, possibly in a 5.25" bay.

I hope it holds.
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