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post #11 of 17
That it is. Well good luck, and I wouldn't write off EK for that res cracking. I'm relatively new to W/C myself but the details you have provided would not turn me away from using their product. Personally though I am heeding the advise to change the fluid every 6 months, a year at most. I really don't want to take down my whole loop to do a cleaning and opening up my blocks scares me. Breaking the seal and causing a leak somewhere that I might not be able to see is frightening. Fittings are one thing. Those are easy to spot.
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post #12 of 17
Doubt it. Acrylic doesn't crack just cause the water changed a few degrees due to high temp components.
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Ok well here is my theory. Something is clogged, possibly due to old fluid and build up of some kind. That may have caused pressure to build and flow to be compromised, resulting in the higher temps of your gpu's and possible cracking of that res. I don't know what kind of pressure you are running and i'm not sure if there could be enough pressure to crack that res but it's a theory.
Shame on you for not changing fluid tongue.gif

The key to changing the fluid every 6 months is "Make It Easy", if it's easy you'll do it more often.
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That it is. Well good luck, and I wouldn't write off EK for that res cracking. I'm relatively new to W/C myself but the details you have provided would not turn me away from using their product. Personally though I am heeding the advise to change the fluid every 6 months, a year at most. I really don't want to take down my whole loop to do a cleaning and opening up my blocks scares me. Breaking the seal and causing a leak somewhere that I might not be able to see is frightening. Fittings are one thing. Those are easy to spot.

It's most likely a defect in the acrylic threading, possible a micro fracture that you can't even see and in time it just failed. It can happen to any acrylic, tube or bay...just be happy you didn't destroy any hardware because of it. This is the risks we take when we introduce water to a computer....
Edited by huhh - 6/19/13 at 6:05pm
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post #13 of 17
Making it easy really is the key. I had to drain my loop 3 times battling leaks. Trust me, mine is super easy but I also planned it that way.
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I actually have made it super easy, I have a valve at the bottom of the loop for that. I just had quite a busy final year at uni (EXCUSES! tongue.gif)
    
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About 3 or 4 years ago they used to crack regularly. I think it was due to a problem with over-tightening caused by either an incorrectly sized o ring or the groove for it cut too deeply. I had 3 fail within a few months. None of the replacements have failed.
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I actually have made it super easy, I have a valve at the bottom of the loop for that. I just had quite a busy final year at uni (EXCUSES! tongue.gif)
Heh, it's funny how our most educated people seem to let the little things go! Something about bigger fish to fry, right? Well good for you for the education. That's a valid excuse (sorta. My loop literally takes about 2 minutes to drain, and that's while my toddler "helps".)
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Acrylic doesn't just crack like that so badly...
I had the standard res that came with their 360 kit. I wanted to remove the top. I was not able to. I also used a pipe wrench and a LOT of force.
No issues/cracks at all.
I am really sorry to hear about your issues but I have a second one now and it both of them are just fine.
Maybe just bad luck? Which is horrible considering the consequences.
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