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My Cosair H80 just arrived in the mail from Newegg and upon opening the packaging, I discovered that the CPU waterblock is wet. Is this just from when the loop was filled or could this be leaking?
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let it sit in the open overnight, if its dry in the morning, its probably another issue, if its still wet or in a pool of water, rma it.
also hook it up and test it before putting it in your pc
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Originally Posted by lin2dev View Post

My Cosair H80 just arrived in the mail from Newegg and upon opening the packaging, I discovered that the CPU waterblock is wet. Is this just from when the loop was filled or could this be leaking?

I would think that it is a leak. If there was excess water when it was filled, in all likelihood it would have evaporated by the time it got into your hands. If it was me I would not chance it and RMA it right away. Leaking water cooling is not something to take any chances with in my opinion.
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It was in a plastic bag, could that affect evaporation?
Also, how could I hook it up and run the correct voltage through it? (I don't have my desktop at the moment)
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It was in a plastic bag, could that affect evaporation?
Also, how could I hook it up and run the correct voltage through it? (I don't have my desktop at the moment)

If the plastic bag was air tight, it would be possible for the water to not have evaporated. But I have never heard an AIO watercooling unit coming with excess water on it. It's just my opinion, but I don't think it's a very good sign. Just RMA it to be safe. Corsair is very good with RMAs. Or since it's brand new you could probably do an easy exchange with Newegg.

You could do leak testing and find out that's it's okay.And maybe I'm just paranoid about water leaks, but if it was me I wouldn't feel right about using it even if it tested out okay at first. You never know, it could have a very small leak that might not show up right away. I just can't image have my hardware ruined by something like this. I would RMA just for peace of mind, but that's me.

As for testing without a desktop, do you have an extra PSU? You could always use the paperclip method to get the PSU running without the rest of the system. That's the only way I can think of, but maybe someone else has another idea.
Edited by willdearborn - 2/22/12 at 12:18am
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yeah ur best off rmaing it.
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