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I have heard a few times now about pre-made watercoolers leaking but its not an common issue, I remember reading somewhere that corsair failed to pay for hardware damage due to one of their faulty units they supplied to a customer and finally they paid for the damage but I think it was only a small amount of up to 1000 dollars and the owner was out of pocket by a large margin. Ive owned an antec 920 and it was quite an alright cooler but I have up graded from the rx 360 rasa kit to an complete custom loop setup.
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Originally Posted by Maiky View Post

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.

The few times I have heard of them leaking, due to no actual fault of the user, Corsair has replaced everything that was damaged. I think if you search here you will find one or two stories of this happening. I have not heard of such stories from other companies. To the actual question, very low chance.
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by ZytheEKS View Post

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.
The problem is that Corsair doesn't officially state that in their warranty, so I can't use that as a valid reason.
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The problem is that Corsair doesn't officially state that in their warranty, so I can't use that as a valid reason.

Trust me, if you have a leak and pics to back it up Corsair will not hesitate to replace what is damaged. I have seen a few peeps here on OCN get full reimbursements.

On a side note your sig shows you have an H70, did you sprung a leak?
post #15 of 22
To the OP you will be fine with your watercooler just plug it in with the pump running overnight with nothing else connected and short the psu to run it. Overnight leak test will be fine and this way you dont damage your parts due to faulty units.
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To the OP you will be fine with your watercooler just plug it in with the pump running overnight with nothing else connected and short the psu to run it. Overnight leak test will be fine and this way you dont damage your parts due to faulty units.
The first 2 days I had my Antec 920 installed, I left the side of my case off and was checking it like every 10 minutes biggrin.gif If there was any kind of out of the ordinary smell in the house I would run to my computer and grab my flashlight and sniff and look, inspecting every square MM of the case. Thinking about it I must have been a sight to behold. I am glad I decided to go with the AIO, it allowed me to get comfortable with having a water cooling system. It allowed me to dip my toes into the WC pool without taking the full plunge, I think next year I will set-up a custom water loop. thumb.gif
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Maiky View Post

Trust me, if you have a leak and pics to back it up Corsair will not hesitate to replace what is damaged. I have seen a few peeps here on OCN get full reimbursements.

On a side note your sig shows you have an H70, did you sprung a leak?
Oh no, not at all. Like I said above, I'm trying to convince someone else.
post #18 of 22
Kinda off topic, but why are you trying to convince him? If he doesnt want WC, just leave him be.
Cause now, if by some slim chance that something DOES go wrong, he'll blame you for convincing him to go with water lol.
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Kinda off topic, but why are you trying to convince him? If he doesnt want WC, just leave him be.
Cause now, if by some slim chance that something DOES go wrong, he'll blame you for convincing him to go with water lol.

THIS happend to me recomended a H100 to friend and it leaked on the 2º day but didnt damage anything, he returned it to store and bought a Aircooler and was blaming me mostly biggrin.gif
post #20 of 22
As everyone else here has said, the leak rates are very, very low given how many units are out there.
Swiftech AIOs are among the best built / performing, but I don't know how they'd handle warranty on leak (regarding other components), Corsair has proved their worth there for sure.

If your friend's rig isn't tight for space and he's uncomfortable with that kind of cooling, just let him go air.
There's no big advantage with AIOs over high-end air coolers really other than saving space / aesthetics.
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