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While I've been building computer for years this is my first time water cooling video cards and it's been nothing but a disaster. Specifically, one of my EK-FC LINKs keep failing to make good seal with the main EK block. I've broken down the loop 3 times now. The only leak in the entire loop is at the bottom EK LINK and I've triple checked o-rings for that EK-LINK. I'm not sure what the heck I'm going to do now. mad.gif

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3x GTX 680 Lightnings
3x EK MSI GeForce 680 GTX Lightning VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal + Nickel CSQ (EK-FC680 GTX Lightning - Acetal+Nickel)
1x EK FC Bridge Triple Parallel CSQ - SLI Connection - Acetal (EK-FC Bridge TRIPLE Parallel CSQ)

Video (NOTE: there's water visible before the pumps are turned on because I had been cycling the pumps): http://youtu.be/ybqKB5629u0

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Edited by D749 - 3/16/13 at 1:56am
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post #2 of 19
Change the O-Rings.

You can also use some silicone sealent around the o-rings for more tolerance check.
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Change the O-Rings.

You can also use some silicone sealent around the o-rings for more tolerance check.

I'll have to check with EK to see where I can get replacement o-rings. So you recommend coating the o-rings themselves in some sort of silicone sealant?

Thanks.
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hmm what happend EK ... what ... happend ;_;


... morale of the story ... EK is dead ;_;
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I'll have to check with EK to see where I can get replacement o-rings. So you recommend coating the o-rings themselves in some sort of silicone sealant?

Thanks.

Yup.
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Yup.

I wish they included an extra o-ring like they do with the bridge. Would it really have killed them. rolleyes.gif

I broke down the GPU blocks for a 3rd time and inspected the o-ring on side of the link that's leaking. It looks fine. I wonder if the issue isn't how the link connects to the block. For some reason the EK designed it so there is only a single bolt applying pressure to secure the link to the block. Then again, my other two aren't leaking so I guess it works?
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why is the screw that locks the fc link to the block look different? have you tried switching the links? either the o-ring is not sitting properly in the port, or the fc link is somehow misaligned. do you have a spare compression fitting? if so, try using the o-ring on that fitting and apply it to the link.
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why is the screw that locks the fc link to the block look different? have you tried switching the links? either the o-ring is not sitting properly in the port, or the fc link is somehow misaligned. do you have a spare compression fitting? if so, try using the o-ring on that fitting and apply it to the link.

I'm guessing it's the flash? All the screws I used are the from the EK packaging.

I have spare fittings but I'm not sure they're the right size. The EK manual says to use 14x1.5mm. I'll make a run to the store today to see if I can find some but more than likely I'll have to wait to order some online. mad.gif
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post #9 of 19
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Took everything apart a few more times. I'm beginning to wonder if it's not the o-rings themselves but the gap or lack thereof in the attacked pictures. The problem is I don't have much control over this gap as you can't exactly adjust how far back the link sits from the edge of the block. The holes, etc. are all pre-drilled, etc.

X = leak
check = no leak



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so did u try switching the links to the other blocks? u need to see if the leak is caused by the link, bridge or waterblock. also, have you checked if that bottom gpu is sitting in the slot properly.
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