Originally Posted by johnlocal3
Originally Posted by Martinm210
That's really common, most people will have done that after enough time. I put three holes in an mcr320 a while back. All I did was to find the holes then I used a large soldering iron and cleaned the metal around the hole using the iron and some soldering flux...after that just a dab of solder to cover the hole and ot wss fixed. The harder part was getting at the hole to do the work. I did that repair several years ago and still use the radiator. You should try to fix it because most manufactureres won't RMA the rad unless it is a manufacturing defect. If the solder scares you a dab of JB weld is something a lot of other people have used with good success.
Soldering doesn't scare me, bopefully I can get in to where the leak is in order to solder it. I got the phobia G-changer 1.2. It came with screws, two sets with one being slightly longer 1/4" or so. It came with no instructions just the rad and the screws. I'm new to this level of computer modding but come on, why would they not make it so the screws would pass through
They are all like that, it has something to do with the folded fin tube spacing being a perfect increment for the fan hole spacing. There are a few radiators that have a little metal shield they install behind the screw holes, but most manufacturers just include that standard screw disclaimers in with the packages.
Alternatively, you can buy these nifty Koolance studs which would avoid the problem.
I need to pick some of these up myself. Too bad they only come in M4 threading.