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Crossthreading issues with XSPC R9 290/290x Block

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I had a huge ordeal with trying to get my fittings on this block. Luckily, I'm doing a crossfire setup and moved the bridge there because one of the fittings looked like it crossthreaded. I'm about to leak test right now so I hope it's ok but I just want to let people know to be careful with this block.

I never had this issue before with other XSPC blocks but I noticed a similar review somewhere that mentioned this issue. Some of the threads are fine. It looks like whatever they use to drill these blocks didn't do a good job. I was able to get the fittings on but I had to force it. It sits perfectly flat. Has the quality control gone completely downhill?

I pray my leak test goes well. If it doesn't, I'm going to call XSPC on Monday.
post #2 of 6
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Leak test was fine however I checked the port that had issues and the threads are definitely messed up. I hope I'm the only one this happened to.
post #3 of 6
Ehh. I'm just glad it worked out for you. cheers.gif
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post #4 of 6
I had this exact problem installing my system - last GPU leaked (I thought it was a fitting). Switched the fitting and noticed same problem. I had to get it in as straight as possible, then tighten the **** out of it and force it in, and seal it using teflon tape (ghetto-rigged). Have had up for over a week now with no problems.
post #5 of 6
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I was planning on maybe getting another card for Tri-fire but with the issues on these blocks, I'm afraid it will strip and leak like your block. Have you emailed XSPC to tell them about this issue?
post #6 of 6
No, I haven't. Mainly because I was hoping it was an isolated incident (which sadly, it appears it is not).
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