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Well, Nocturin, big grats man. I have a Kuhler 620 in my rig, and it's good to know that with enough pushing, they did the right thing.

It might've been an unnecessarily big pain in the a**, but your stuff is getting shipped back to Antec, on their dime. And that's worth something.

Kudos to both Antec and you. I was scared as I read this whole thread that they would douche out on you and make you ship on your own dime.

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http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_h70/4.htm
Its more than 2C. The gap gets larger with higher overclocks as well. tongue.gif
H100/D14/SilverArrow/ph-tc14pe all perform about the same. I'll pretty much never bother with a CLC, either Air, or real water cooling which honestly has less of a chance of a leak than these CLC's.
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Glad you finally got that solved. Honestly that was tons of trouble, I would of lost it way earlier.

1-2C at idle, 4-5C at load. That's with stock TIM on the H70, replacing the TIM alone drops 1C with quality stuff- besides, a x4 970 overclocks to just under 4ghz won't produce that much heat anyways- these coolers fit me perfectly. If the Noctua was cheaper, then it would be a whole other story, but it was $25 more, $35 if you count the rebate I didn't file because of the RMA. And there's the fact that I REALLY like the slimness and looks of the CLC coolers compared the hulking monoliths of the air cooling pros.

I can also do The mod later on OR just scrap everything but the rad out of the system and write it off as a $60 double 120mm radiator- expensive yes, but not unheard of.

As far as leaks, they aren't that terribly common. Pump failure is much more likely (at least for the Corsair lines)
Testing your system out of the case is a must for ANY water setup, CLC or not.
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And there's the fact that I REALLY like the slimness and looks of the CLC coolers compared the hulking monoliths of the air cooling pros..
But the case looks so empty without one.
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Testing your system out of the case is a must for ANY water setup, CLC or not.
Yeah, I'm paranoid, so I left my Antec 620 running on my desk for a while before installing it.
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Mine ran fine for 4 months before anything happened, so it coulda been on that desk for a long time wink.gif.
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Mine ran fine for 4 months before anything happened, so it coulda been on that desk for a long time wink.gif.

Keep us updated on how their "testing" turns out. It would be a sad situation if Antec decided that their CLC was not responsible for the damage in your system.

On another note, situations like this are why I will never recommend a CLC system over a comparable air cooler. Not only do the air coolers perform better in terms of temperatures/noise, but they have 0 chance of leaks. Not to mention that a lower-end "real" water cooling kit like the Rasa doesn't cost that much more than say, an H100.
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Keep us updated on how their "testing" turns out. It would be a sad situation if Antec decided that their CLC was not responsible for the damage in your system.
On another note, situations like this are why I will never recommend a CLC system over a comparable air cooler. Not only do the air coolers perform better in terms of temperatures/noise, but they have 0 chance of leaks. Not to mention that a lower-end "real" water cooling kit like the Rasa doesn't cost that much more than say, an H100.

If the cooler wasn't responsible then I'm only out for shipping one way and an apology to antec, and and the mobo will go directly to gigabyte for RMA because it wasn't water damage, and then I might have to RMA the gpu with MSI if the mobo shorted and took the GPU with it. It's not the desired outcome because of the amount of extra time the process will take, but I don't take the chance of voiding the warranties. If antec doesn't find any liquid damage, then gigabyte says it is, it would be a very frustrating time for me and antec smile.gif. This is part of the reason why everything has been made public.

I still think the cooler leaked due to the residue on the PCBs and the air in the radiator, but I'm not a trained technician w/ antecs products. I could be wrong, and I will want detailed evidence as was promised to me during a phone call/email of the result.

The lowest end RASA kit was 20-30$ more when I was shopping. I was tight on a budget and I don't think that microcenter carried it, and I trusted antecs reputation.
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Good luck, bro.

Here's to less bumps in the road from here on out: cheers.gif
 
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Thanks thumb.gif

I'm anxious to get my computer back so I can play games again. biggrin.gif.
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But the case looks so empty without one.
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Testing your system out of the case is a must for ANY water setup, CLC or not.
Yeah, I'm paranoid, so I left my Antec 620 running on my desk for a while before installing it.

Check out my build thread in my siggy AFTER my RMA goes through. It doesn't look empty, it's just all moved and NOT filled up lol though the only pro air i've gotten was the tuniq tower 120
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And to think... I almost bought an Antec Khular 920 today to replace my 212+ because it was $10 cheaper than the H80 and H100. (I didnt end up buying a cooler in the end since I was only at the store for some MX-4). Now Im totally off Antec, even their totally awesome cases, I dont want to deal with things like this. Even OCZ owned up to my RMA, I sent in a kit of 4GB OCz Platinum DDR3 1333MHz RAM, and told them I need my machine like ASAP, and they sent me a kit of 1600MHz RAM right away because they didnt have 1333 in stock rolleyes.gif. But then again, that was their I think out of the 5 OCz products Iv owned, 2 have failed, 2 are running A OK, and one is sitting on my desk to be used tomorrow. (Relative gave me a free used OCz Vertex 2 120G biggrin.gif hopefully it hasnt been worn down too much, he was using Linux, so there was no TRIM support)
    
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