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Relax Kennah! It'll be fine smile.gif in case anything leaks, take a few deep breaths, say Wooo-Saaah while rubbing earlobes in circular motion and place some kitchen towels under leak spots tongue.gif

Its best to plan things out via a sketch and keep planing it until you do it physically.
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Everything will be ok. This wasn't only my first WC build...it WAS my first build. tongue.gif
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Oh my god these guys at EKWB. How the hell does everyone regard them so high? so much FAIL

Backplate came with wrong installation manual. Backplate came with screws that are too long.

Taking screws out is impossible because it will undo the spacer between the block and the card which causes the card to bend. Already heard some scary cracks while trying.

If my card is broken I swear I'm gonna go to Slovenia and kill them.
    
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Originally Posted by Hefner View Post

Oh my god these guys at EKWB. How the hell does everyone regard them so high? so much FAIL

Backplate came with wrong installation manual. Backplate came with screws that are too long.

Taking screws out is impossible because it will undo the spacer between the block and the card which causes the card to bend. Already heard some scary cracks while trying.

If my card is broken I swear I'm gonna go to Slovenia and kill them.

Oh dear, you are not having much luck mad.gif

I've only had good products from EK, but I've never bought any water blocks from them, just reservoirs and tubing and radiators.

Any photos to illustrate the problem? Not sure I understand about the spacer thinking.gif
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I made only positive experiences with their blocks, but two of their older reservoirs cracked and the fittings leaked mostly. Blocks where great^^
Caseking in germany wrote in the hwl forum, that they have that much leaking problems with the csq rotary adapters that ekwb do not send them at the moment to their resellers^^
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I'm very concerned hearing that...I'm going for an all out EK build in my splash. Hope your issue is resolved Hef!

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Thought this info would come of very good use to the floks here looking into EK WB products;
http://www.ekwb.com/support/index.php?act=article&code=view&id=24

Question is if I can't use silver kill coil alongside distilled water - I've got to got towards a premix...that'd give me absurd shipping costs on a biyearly basis! mad.gif
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Originally Posted by WiSK View Post

Oh dear, you are not having much luck mad.gif

I've only had good products from EK, but I've never bought any water blocks from them, just reservoirs and tubing and radiators.

Any photos to illustrate the problem? Not sure I understand about the spacer thinking.gif

The silver things is what I meant with spacers. Instead of the screw itself coming out these spacers came out which caused a lot of stress on the card.

Took me a lot of effort to get the backplate off. I have decided not to use the backplate simply because I don't have the balls to put it on my card again. I'd rather not break my 250 Euro card because of a 25 Euro backplate tongue.gif

Oh and the bad luck doesn't stop here. My pump just fried. It's strange because I leak tested it for 24 hours outside the case and it was working fine, at the moment I still see no traces of any leaks but the smell definitely indicates it's broken. Something must've gone wrong whilst mounting it. sadsmiley.gif
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Originally Posted by Lutfij View Post

Thought this info would come of very good use to the floks here looking into EK WB products;
http://www.ekwb.com/support/index.php?act=article&code=view&id=24

Question is if I can't use silver kill coil alongside distilled water - I've got to got towards a premix...that'd give me absurd shipping costs on a biyearly basis! mad.gif

Premix lasts a while, if stored in the dark. Maybe you can get propylene glycol locally? Should be something like 3-5% dilute.
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Oh and the bad luck doesn't stop here. My pump just fried. It's strange because I leak tested it for 24 hours outside the case and it was working fine, at the moment I still see no traces of any leaks but the smell definitely indicates it's broken. Something must've gone wrong whilst mounting it. sadsmiley.gif

Oh man frown.gif

Can it be possible that the rubber ring you made had slow leak and caused a short circuit? Did you test 24 on full speed with the pump just connected to itself, i.e. no restriction? I imagine that could also cause overheating of the PCB.
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The silver things is what I meant with spacers. Instead of the screw itself coming out these spacers came out which caused a lot of stress on the card.

Took me a lot of effort to get the backplate off. I have decided not to use the backplate simply because I don't have the balls to put it on my card again. I'd rather not break my 250 Euro card because of a 25 Euro backplate tongue.gif

Oh and the bad luck doesn't stop here. My pump just fried. It's strange because I leak tested it for 24 hours outside the case and it was working fine, at the moment I still see no traces of any leaks but the smell definitely indicates it's broken. Something must've gone wrong whilst mounting it. sadsmiley.gif

Sorry to hear about the problems you're having with the backplate and pump frown.gif I had this issue with my 7970 backplate. I had to use a dremel to cut the head of the screw off so I could get the backplate off. Of course, I didn't do it very carefully soooooo I scratched the hell out of the backplate. I'm going to get it re-anodized though. Should be a fairly simple process.

By the way, since you have your computer taken apart, could you post more pictures of your tubing runs? biggrin.gif I would REALLY appreciate that! thumb.gif

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