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Hey guys! I just got my w/c set up assembled and turned on! It's pretty nice and I'm seeing some great temps idle/load.

I took good care not to cross thread any fittings when I put everything together (went counter clockwise to let the thread seat before screwing fittings in clockwise) but it seems that the XSPC single bay res that I have was machined defectively. Consequently the rubber gasket on my monsoon fitting doesn't sit flush with the res and I have a bit of a seep. I would say less than 5ml/hr, so currently I have some papertowels quadrupled over and sat neatly beneath the res to absorb.

I put a little bit of teflon tape on the threads to make it seal better once I knew it looked like a problem. Now I'm thinking about removing the rubber gasket and putting on a thicker coat of teflon to make it work. IDK yet if FrozenCPU will let me buy a new res and then return the defective one, but I can't have any downtime on the PC, as I am in the middle of very important work for the organization that I work with.

I don't think I really have a question here exactly. Just wanted to say hi, and let the community know about my woes! lol Maybe I should ask: Has this ever happened to any of you guys? What do you think I should do?
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Originally Posted by IntelFanaTEK View Post

Hey guys! I just got my w/c set up assembled and turned on! It's pretty nice and I'm seeing some great temps idle/load.

I took good care not to cross thread any fittings when I put everything together (went counter clockwise to let the thread seat before screwing fittings in clockwise) but it seems that the XSPC single bay res that I have was machined defectively. Consequently the rubber gasket on my monsoon fitting doesn't sit flush with the res and I have a bit of a seep. I would say less than 5ml/hr, so currently I have some papertowels quadrupled over and sat neatly beneath the res to absorb.

I put a little bit of teflon tape on the threads to make it seal better once I knew it looked like a problem. Now I'm thinking about removing the rubber gasket and putting on a thicker coat of teflon to make it work. IDK yet if FrozenCPU will let me buy a new res and then return the defective one, but I can't have any downtime on the PC, as I am in the middle of very important work for the organization that I work with.

I don't think I really have a question here exactly. Just wanted to say hi, and let the community know about my woes! lol Maybe I should ask: Has this ever happened to any of you guys? What do you think I should do?

I'd say it would be worth a shot to contact FCPU and see if they will send you a replacement res I've seen them do this before for no extra charge. Either way it would still be a good Idea to contact them. If that avenue doesn't work try contacting XSPC themselves and from what I've heard they will be more than happy to send you a replacement. wink.gif
post #3 of 10
im pretty sure you would have to send them the defective res 1st... then they will take a look at it and prolly send you a replacement.
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Cool, yah I already emailed FCPU to start with and I'll see what they say. Like I said, I'm willing to front the cash to either if they can help me out, send me a new res and then are willing to refund me for the defective one once I send it back. Hopefully this works out with FCPU. In the meantime, I think I'll keep changing towels and adding fluid!
post #5 of 10
Silicone would work... Put it around the threads and base, give it it's time to cure. I had a small crack in my XSPC RX360 rad around base of where the fittings thread, and that sealed it up great for me. tongue.gif
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Cool, yah I already emailed FCPU to start with and I'll see what they say. Like I said, I'm willing to front the cash to either if they can help me out, send me a new res and then are willing to refund me for the defective one once I send it back. Hopefully this works out with FCPU. In the meantime, I think I'll keep changing towels and adding fluid!

remember to add pressure to the wound to help stop the bleeding. tongue.gif
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remember to add pressure to the wound to help stop the bleeding. tongue.gif

lol...yah then I might end up with a crack in the res...... NOOOO!
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Silicone would work... Put it around the threads and base, give it it's time to cure. I had a small crack in my XSPC RX360 rad around base of where the fittings thread, and that sealed it up great for me. tongue.gif

haha, yea.....I might give that a shot actually, I have silicone laying around. I'm pretty comfortable with the plumbing aspect of this hobby, it dovetails nicely with my reef aquarium hobby. My tank is state of the art and the filtration I use aint yo mamas Tetra hang on back filter boy! I use a lot of PVC external pumps and specialty components.

I was thinking also about using the res below the water pump. In a closed system it should be irrelevant and I should be able to do that. Only thing to worry about is water spillage from the low point in the system, but in terms of pump mechanics it should be fine. IDK yet, res is above the pump now, but I might move it down incrementally to improve the aesthetics of the front of the case.
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Try to avoid messing around with the RES if you need to RMA it for an exchange. Any reworking may void the replacement warranty. tongue.gif
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The guy at fcpu said that I had to have photos of the defective part, I was like "dude I'm talking about a half a mm." He suggested trying the Teflon tape. I'm going to attempt that here this afternoon.
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2 part epoxy? i use it on windshield washer reservoirs and it's never let me down.
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