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post #9791 of 13812
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I decided to get started on my water cooling setup last night on Sunday but I hit a roadblock already. I bought a pair of Alphacool NexXxos radiators and they thought it would be funny to include hex-headed screws to install my fans to the rad instead of philips-head style screws. I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I tried installing one screw slow and steady but the steel radiator wasn't having that so I gave it a little muscle and stripped the hex-head. I had to use pliers to take the screw out. Man did that take forever. And what's up with their G1/4 plugs and fan screws being full copper and not plated with anything. I think I will return these and go with EKWB like I had originally planned weeks ago. I don't know why I didn't since I got the EK CPU waterblock. lol. Now I feel stupid.
Totally my fault for not reading the full product description...

I have alpha cool rads, and I will say that I did have some issues with the screws being too tight when screwing them in, I just ended up using a different screw. The hex screws for some reason I'm a fan off (I guess that comes from my love of working on german cars).

I did ended up emailing alphacool directly letting them know about the issue I had with the screws and the fact that the alpha cool logo was crooked.

I did get a positive response back from them letting them know that my comments will be considered (I guess no one will say screw you and don't tell me what to do).
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I have alpha cool rads, and I will say that I did have some issues with the screws being too tight when screwing them in, I just ended up using a different screw. The hex screws for some reason I'm a fan off (I guess that comes from my love of working on german cars).
I did ended up emailing alphacool directly letting them know about the issue I had with the screws and the fact that the alpha cool logo was crooked.
I did get a positive response back from them letting them know that my comments will be considered (I guess no one will say screw you and don't tell me what to do).

I had one screw be hard to thread at first. I Threaded a screw in all threads to clean them out before I installed in system. I used a extra M3 so it didn't matter if screw got ruined chasing threads. I had to buy 40mm & 38mm M3's from Frozen Cpu because all local hardware didn't stock any M3's over 30mm long.
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Whats the rad compatibility with the sabertooth z77 board in this case?
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Whats the rad compatibility with the sabertooth z77 board in this case?

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My brand new Lamptron FC Touch doesn't work, I was putting my computer together. I read the instructions. Connected one fan first and put it on, the screen flickered and turned off, then I noticed smoke. Man, I'm so unlucky with my build, I don't know what to do.
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Doesn't that controller have 2 or 3 molexes that HAVE to be connected to run properly ? Not sure what else it could be. See if the wires to the controller are burnt or messed up. Make sure, then get ahold of the reseller and or Lamptron.
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Doesn't that controller have 2 or 3 molexes that HAVE to be connected to run properly ? Not sure what else it could be. See if the wires to the controller are burnt or messed up. Make sure, then get ahold of the reseller and or Lamptron.




They only have to be connected if the load is great enough to make it a good idea.

The higher power controllers have multiple molex connectors because the molex pins are not that good at carrying large amounts of current, so the load is distributed between several pins when all the molexes are connected.

If the cumulative total capacity of the controller is 180W, and you need that much (6 channels at 30W per) that's 15 amps on the 12V supply line. Divide that up among 3 molexes and it's a conservative 5 amps per pin.


It would have been a little easier to work with them if they'd used multiple pigtails from the pcb, each with a molex and a little lighter gage, more flexible longer wire, rather than one big, and too short to be useful, cable to the first molex and then short daisy chains to the next molexes.

I made that mod to my Lamptrons, and it made them so much nicer to work with.

I'd also make sure that the fan wire wasn't pinched somewhere and that it wasn't one of those horrid phobya splitters involved


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Put a heater core in the front, OC the hell out the components and enjoy a nice warm room lol.....
Or just drop the fan RPMs to a lower RPM, quiet plus heat.
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I connected only one fan to test it. I don't see any burnt wires yet.
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few more hours of work on this grill and it will be done.
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