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post #21 of 29
The Water in my bitpower res. fluctuates by as much as .25 inch when the water heats up thats alot of extra pressure to put on your system in theory it should be able to handle it just fine but in practice it leads to a higher failure rate of gaskets, seal and tubing.
post #22 of 29
Well then I guess I should take a little water out of my loop and leave a little bubble, although it's been running flawlessly since filling it about six weeks ago rolleyes.gif
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bad idea, a friend of mine ran his loop completely full for about 3 weeks, he used 3/8 tubing over 1/2 barbs with clamps, all of a sudden one time during a game session one of his tubes split at the barb going into the res.

Undoubtedly a disaster, but I wonder how much of that was due to the tube being stretched and weakened because it was so much below the barb diameter.
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The Water in my bitpower res. fluctuates by as much as .25 inch when the water heats up thats alot of extra pressure to put on your system in theory it should be able to handle it just fine but in practice it leads to a higher failure rate of gaskets, seal and tubing.

What kind of res do you have and what range do you see in your water temps?
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post #23 of 29
I have XSPC Rev 1 with dual MCP655 pumps installed in series. I still have the temp fill hose attached to the top and I noticed the water jumping by around 2-3 inches between power off and power on.
    
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post #24 of 29
If you put enough side load on a 90 degree Bitspower fitting it will draw air into the loop but not out, I can recreate this easily.
post #25 of 29
I can usually get those tiny bubbles out by popping the top of my res and rocking the PC back and forth. Leave the cap off for a few hours and all those bubbles should disappear.
post #26 of 29
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thanks for all the help everyone.

following recommendations here, i took the cap off of my fill tube and ran the pump at highspeed for a long time to try and work out the bubbles and see what comes of it. low and behold, after a while i started to see coolant dripping down the foot of my pc by the res.

turns out that, as i mentioned in my first post, that the acrylic tube that holds the UV cathode in my res has been compromised, and coolant is slowly leaking out of the port the led cables come out of. also looks like there's some rust developing in there.

i've contacted Alex at FrozenQshop.com about an RMA.

thanks everyone for this helpful information! i learned alot more about fluid dynamics and fan profiles which i'm putting into use, and i hope to have this issue resolves in a timely manner. =) i hope i can keep the res, as it's quite a show piece, if i can just get it working right. wink.gif
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thanks for all the help everyone.
following recommendations here, i took the cap off of my fill tube and ran the pump at highspeed for a long time to try and work out the bubbles and see what comes of it. low and behold, after a while i started to see coolant dripping down the foot of my pc by the res.
turns out that, as i mentioned in my first post, that the acrylic tube that holds the UV cathode in my res has been compromised, and coolant is slowly leaking out of the port the led cables come out of. also looks like there's some rust developing in there.
i've contacted Alex at FrozenQshop.com about an RMA.
thanks everyone for this helpful information! i learned alot more about fluid dynamics and fan profiles which i'm putting into use, and i hope to have this issue resolves in a timely manner. =) i hope i can keep the res, as it's quite a show piece, if i can just get it working right. wink.gif

Glad you found the problem, I was planing on getting a Helix res, but after much research, and seeing where they "make" the res, decided to go with an EK res.
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Glad you found the problem, I was planing on getting a Helix res, but after much research, and seeing where they "make" the res, decided to go with an EK res.

where do they make the res?

yeah, unfortunately the res, while lovely, has been the biggest problem and regret of my build. i love it, and stubbornly want to make it work because it's so lovely, but what a hassle it's been. i'll give it one more fair shot before i decide to replace it.
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where do they make the res?
yeah, unfortunately the res, while lovely, has been the biggest problem and regret of my build. i love it, and stubbornly want to make it work because it's so lovely, but what a hassle it's been. i'll give it one more fair shot before i decide to replace it.

The video I watch looks like its made in a garage, Not that FrozenQ isn't a good disturber of products, I just believe they production of FrozenQ products aren't as up to par as some of the bigger names such as EK , Danger Den, Koolance ect. They just simply don't have the resources for mass production like other companies.

Here is a link to some of videos I was referring to http://www.youtube.com/user/FrozenQPCMods.

Not that watching that video is a good way to judge the product, but I do know for fact your not the only person to post a crux with the FrozenQ res, but while I've seen post of people having problems with the res, in the same post, I have seen how Alex responds and helps fix or replace the res.

I would just contact frozenQ let them know whats wrong, I'm sure they will be more then willing to supply you with a refund or a new res.
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