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i think the bad smell is some kind of machine oil or lube, perhaps for the orings on the rotating barbs. went away after the first day or i got used to it lol. It was a new rubber/chemcial kind of smell--hard to describe.

or we could be talking of two different smells.
 
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The loop was not difficult to fill. I did work at it for about 10 minutes rotating the loop, getting as many air bubbles out as possible (the new tubing allowed me to see all the air leaving). Since this was my second pump, I wasn't taking any chances. All I was able to do (following your video on adding a graphics card to the loop) was fill it and let the fluid drain to the bottom of the loop, then add more fluid and repeat till I was certain it was full. At this point, I attempted to start the pump by using the pwm splitter hooked to my power supply which I jumped with a paperclip.

When I noticed that the pump was not running, I tried one of the fans on the rad to make sure the pwm was getting power and it worked.

Unfortunately I did not test the pump right out of the box... which would have saved me a lot of trouble.

Anyway, I got to speak personally with Gabe the CEO who seems very interested in getting to the bottom of the issue and has offered to overnight a new unit to me. 3rd time's the charm??? Hopefully! I really want to OC my machine. Nice guy BTW.

He also mentioned that the replacement units they send out are tested for a couple of days and flushed before they are sent... Should I then again flush the system when I get it (after an initial test of course)?

Oh and if you feel like putting some nonconductive TIM in the box to replace the stuff I used on my video card the first time (had to put the ol air cooler back on), I wouldn't have a problem with that! thumb.gif


EDIT: You mentioned that my loop looked like it would be difficult to prime... Do you have a different loop configuratoin in mind that I should use? Honestly, I Didnt think was another way to go about it. Pump to card to rad to pump.

We can certainly add some additional TIM for you when we send your replacement. I'll make a note of it. Once you get it you shouldn't need to purge it. I was saying it would be difficult to prime simply because of where your radiator was placed and by the length of your tubing. If you turned your case so that the radiator was on top while priming, this should definitely make priming easier for you.
post #1303 of 20767
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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post

i think the bad smell is some kind of machine oil or lube, perhaps for the orings on the rotating barbs. went away after the first day or i got used to it lol. It was a new rubber/chemcial kind of smell--hard to describe.

or we could be talking of two different smells.

I find this to be pretty strange since I've been working with these kits for a while now. I have yet to notice the smell that you guys are describing. I usually have a pretty sensitive nose, so I find it rather strange that I've never noticed this. Maybe it's coming from something that was shipped with it? The only smell I've ever noticed came from the tubing and only when I put my nose right to it.
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I find this to be pretty strange since I've been working with these kits for a while now. I have yet to notice the smell that you guys are describing. I usually have a pretty sensitive nose, so I find it rather strange that I've never noticed this. Maybe it's coming from something that was shipped with it? The only smell I've ever noticed came from the tubing and only when I put my nose right to it.

i've only smelled it right out of unpacking it. A day or two being in the open and it's not there. It might be the new hose smell. It smells like lube for my airsoft gun--greasy/rubbery.

I didnt see any coolant spill so it wasn't a leak (and the coolant smells different too). I didnt smell anything out of the ordinary when i was disassembling the h220 this weekend.
 
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With the new unit I have I only get the smell once it warms up. I've been running it for about 5 days now and I think the smell has subsided a bit. But I still have to keep the window open when I am using my machine or it can be bad enough to make me dizzy.

The first unit had a very strong smell right out of the box and it persisted at all times. That unit had a pump fail after only about 20 hours of use.

My first thought was that it smelled like anti-freeze, but it could be oil or a combination of things. I really have no idea. I do know that in cars the anti-freeze can break down and precipitate salts and after seeing the pics of the white film in the tubes I was curious if it was something similar. Maybe there is something that is unanticipated happening in the factory or with materials that is causing some sort of reaction.
Edited by Sanlitun - 4/8/13 at 11:41am
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Originally Posted by BramSLI1 View Post

I find this to be pretty strange since I've been working with these kits for a while now. I have yet to notice the smell that you guys are describing. I usually have a pretty sensitive nose, so I find it rather strange that I've never noticed this. Maybe it's coming from something that was shipped with it? The only smell I've ever noticed came from the tubing and only when I put my nose right to it.

Both my H220's unpacked had an oily chemical smell to the box. It went away within a day, but out of the box it was definitely pungent and not pleasant. I was too excited to have the thing to be upset about a bit of oil or smell from the unit though.

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i've only smelled it right out of unpacking it. A day or two being in the open and it's not there. It might be the new hose smell. It smells like lube for my airsoft gun--greasy/rubbery.

I didnt see any coolant spill so it wasn't a leak (and the coolant smells different too). I didnt smell anything out of the ordinary when i was disassembling the h220 this weekend.

Yea, very similar to the lube from a paintball gun to me.



Also, as far as the tubing goes, I most definitely had some of that white residue in the tubing of the unit when shipped to me. I wasn't sure what it was, and at first I thought it was some kind of liner on the inside of the tube to prevent corrosion. I am now leaning towards it being a sign of some type of corrosion itself. I have changed my tubing for the loop in my prodigy, and will be changing out the tubing for my server when I put my HydroGen 580 into the loop. I'll chime in about the deposits when I cut open the second unit.
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Just FYI of the members here that use dyed coolant, I'm going to be draining the fluid from my system this week and I'll let you all know what I find. I'm using distilled water with a Primo Chill blood red dye bomb. What I'm mainly going to be looking for is how badly my blocks are gunked up. I used only HydrX with distilled water previously and when I looked at my blocks after several months of use everything was pristine. We'll see if things are any different with dyed fluid.
post #1308 of 20767
Alright, this will be my first attempt at WC after building PC's for 20 years, so I sincerely apologize for any ignorant questions! lol

CASE: Antec 302
CPU: i5 3570K
GPU: 2x Powercolor 7870 Myst Edition (XT) in Crossfire
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4

What Swiftech H220 parts do I need to purchase to cool my specific CPU and both GPU's?
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Can you post link to the video? Good job btw, looks great.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fpum4J6C2k&feature=player_embedded

 

 

Straight from ST site. Good video.

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Alright, this will be my first attempt at WC after building PC's for 20 years, so I sincerely apologize for any ignorant questions! lol

CASE: Antec 302
CPU: i5 3570K
GPU: 2x Powercolor 7870 Myst Edition (XT) in Crossfire
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4

What Swiftech H220 parts do I need to purchase to cool my specific CPU and both GPU's?

1x swiftech h220
1x additional radiator (check your case for compatibility)
2x GPU water blocks (if your cards arent reference design, you may have difficulty finding these in full cover form or will have to go universal block).
N# of fittings, 2 for each radiator and GPU block. Does not include any extra angle adapters, etc.
N feet of tubing in 5/8 x 3/8

try this site to find waterblocks from EK for your video cards: http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

good luck. This is also my first time going custom and it's not too bad of an experience so far.
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