Originally Posted by obogobo
XSPC basically said contact the reseller, who of course has yet to respond haha but as far as updates go, it seems to leak WAY less if I put the o-ring on the pump instead of in the channel.
I have yet to apply any Vaseline or plumbing tape because honestly I feel like I shouldn't have to!
Guy from XSPC did say it might be the Swiftech pump since it's not XSPC brand, but I'm not sure how much I agree with that...
Still testing, if ya got any more advice, I could really use it now
I'm curious about the self loop though I got very few drops on my last attempt maybe there wouldn't be any in the full loop? Or maybe that's wishful thinking
Well, the "contact the reseller" thing makes sense. That's what they had me do, since basically XSPC will have them ship you the replacement, then when the reseller buys more from XSPC, XPSC will include another unit "free" to them to replace things. That way they don't have to pay for (and you don't have to wait for), shipping from Asia.
I don't think it will make a difference on the pump manufacturer. I have used both XSPC and Swiftech D5 pumps and both work. I think they were doing what most companies (inside and outside of the water cooling community) do and just say that they can't 100% guarantee it because Swiftech may had changed their dimensions in the manufacturing process and not yet alerted everyone. Pretty common answer really.
The tape and Vaseline are just suggestions. The Vaseline is just a small diagnosing suggestion here. Yes, having a moist gasket is better than having one that will eventually dry out, but mainly it was suggested so possibly rule out cracks in the gasket and the channel that it sits in. Plumbers tape is never a bad idea, when I first started WC'ing computers, I always did that, now, I don't.
I don't think just the external loop thing will make much of a difference, if there is a leak around the D5 mount, the tubing going in to a radiator or not shouldn't make that much of a difference. Yeah, having the radiator in line will cause pressure to go up, and that MAY cause the water to seek out another place to go in the res, but in all honestly, if it is that close to a leak, I wouldn't risk it.