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What are the chances of a closed loop cooler leaking and destroying everything in your computer?

post #1 of 22
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Are there any articles that detail the probability and the sealing process at the factory?
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Why do you ask?

If a significant (or even insignificant!) number of them leaked they'd be off the market real fast,
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The chances are pretty low, the various brands all offer VERY good warranties and coverage if they fail. I believe Corsair offers the best, I, own an Antec Kuhler 920 and am 100% satisfied with it's performance. thumb.gif
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post #4 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Why do you ask?

If a significant (or even insignificant!) number of them leaked they'd be off the market real fast,
Trying to convince a guy that his fear of leaks is quite irrational. Any concrete articles to back this up though?
post #5 of 22
Chances are low but are not uncommon. I had customer order an H80 about 8 months ago and it leaked after 6 months of use. Corsair replaced all the damaged hardware.

You can get a better understanding of these probabilities if you go strait to the Corsair forums.
post #6 of 22
Might be a better chance of a custom loop leaking due to human error over a per-built one.
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post #7 of 22
Just get him an air cooler and be done with it..If a person won't understand the logic of hundreds of thousands or millions being sold worldwide over the last couple of years with minimal complaints, you will never be able to overcome their fear. Any part can fail, if they can't get over that understanding, it's not worth the time.
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Why do you ask?

Probably he wants to buy one, actually I asked myself the same since the difference price from a custom loop, "is it save to be using it?"
I haven't heard of a person having leaks out of a sealed loop btw; also I did not searched deeply on the theme.
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post #9 of 22
Just by googling "Corsair Leaks" or "H50/70/80/100 leaks" you will find a few hundred complaints out of millions I suppose so the chances of a leak are very slim.
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snuckie7 View Post

Trying to convince a guy that his fear of leaks is quite irrational. Any concrete articles to back this up though?


Actually, it's not super uncommon for them to leak. It's not at all considered to be normal, but it does happen. For this reason, Corsair and most major AIO cooler manufacturers offer extensive warranties. Basically, if he gets one and it DOES leak Corsair will replace everything it damaged, and replace the AIO cooler as well.

Look around online and you will see people say stuff about it leaking and damaging their equipment, and by the end of the post it almost ALWAYS says Corsair reimbursed them to replace all the components that were damaged as a result.
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