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With the problems going with XE Rads at the moment, you're better off with the CE Rads. Head to the WCing photo gallery thread for a clearer picture of the issue. mellowsmiley.gif

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what problems

Just saw this.

The issue is that some XEs end plates were attached with screws that were/are too long.

Some units suffer from this while others do not. Seems to me that it was one or two people on the line likely dumped the wrong size screws in their hoppers when they refilled their supply. There honestly is no other way that could've happened other than at the assembly line.

I worked in a cabinet factory and had to have the correct size staples an brads for the airtools. And they have to be on the table in correct order or you could grab the wrong one and put a Brad through the material. First day on the job, my trainer set the Brad gun on the table put of order and me being new and getting my repetition speed up grabbed it thinking that it was the staple gun... well a Brad through 1/2" ply let me know real quick the importance of tool order on a busy line. And the heel of my left palm reminded me every day for a week where not to put my hand assuming that I had the tool placement correct or not. That shiz hurt. I John Wayned it but yeah...

if they use airtools at all I could see how they did that at the EK factory. smile.gif

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In this article, the good professor cannot find the anti-vibration mounting on the new EK XTOP (XRES) REVO, so I thought I’d take this opportunity and point it out to him.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/09/04/eks-new-d5-pump-top/

Do you see it now professor? One more arrow maybe? biggrin.gif




I'll pick up the new EK XRES REVO this coming Monday, and while I'm at PPCS, I'll be dropping off my two EK Vardar 140mm PWM 2000rpm Extended Range fans that are included in the EK recall. EK says you can get a full refund for any of the 140mm fans affected by the recall, but I'm just going to float a PPCS store credit until the replacement 140mms arrive in October.

post 328 on this page.

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I'll take one for the team on that, even though it was not me who was the author rolleyes.gif
It's a great prompt to update the news article now more info is available and we can clearly see there is vibration dampening engineered into the design.
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I'll take one for the team on that, even though it was not me who was the author rolleyes.gif
It's a great prompt to update the news article now more info is available and we can clearly see there is vibration dampening engineered into the design.
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I'm just messin' with ya man, you know that, it just caught me as funny. biggrin.gif

I believe you and your team (stren and I don't know the others?) are the single greatest resource we water enthusiasts have here on planet earth for choosing the absolute best performing components. Every decision I've made has in part been due to your exhausting work, tireless efforts and comprehensive scientific results.

I only wish we had many more video reviews by yourself and stren and the others highlighting the many new product releases these past few months, EK, AquaComputer, CaseLabs etc.


The Linus Media Group of water cooling parts is what we would all enjoy so much, one video a week? thumb.gif


I'd actually give anything to be a water parts reviewer if for only a single day. (I'm so jealous) smile.gif


     
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Now he’s mad at me, he’ll never speak to me again.


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I'm just messin' with ya man, you know that, it just caught me as funny. biggrin.gif

I believe you and your team (stren and I don't know the others?) are the single greatest resource we water enthusiasts have here on planet earth for choosing the absolute best performing components. Every decision I've made has in part been due to your exhausting work, tireless efforts and comprehensive scientific results.

I only wish we had many more video reviews by yourself and stren and the others highlighting the many new product releases these past few months, EK, AquaComputer, CaseLabs etc.


The Linus Media Group of water cooling parts is what we would all enjoy so much, one video a week? thumb.gif


I'd actually give anything to be a water parts reviewer if for only a single day. (I'm so jealous) smile.gif



Hah I want to do more videos, it's just a matter of time to be honest. It's hard to have a job, do quality testing, run the site, talk to sponsors, answer questions, do social media and make videos. Oh and maintain relationships and exercise too. I could quit my job and have more time, but then this doesn't pay well enough. You either have to have spent years building content and views by not sleeping ever or have sold your soul in order to be making enough money to do this full time wink.gif

Thanks for the kind words though, it does help motivate us to keep at it thumb.gif
     
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Hah I want to do more videos, it's just a matter of time to be honest. It's hard to have a job, do quality testing, run the site, talk to sponsors, answer questions, do social media and make videos. Oh and maintain relationships and exercise too. I could quit my job and have more time, but then this doesn't pay well enough. You either have to have spent years building content and views by not sleeping ever or have sold your soul in order to be making enough money to do this full time wink.gif

Thanks for the kind words though, it does help motivate us to keep at it thumb.gif

IN an ideal world, we all wake up to hot coffee and zero calorie Krispee Kremes, and watch Super Stren’s in-depth hour long water cooling how to videos (with his lovely assistant), and EK manufactures every part we ever ask for, then ships them to us directly free of charge and thanks us for the wonderful new idea. smile.gif

According to PPCS, these new XTOP and XRES REVO skus from EK (pic below) will become available for order today, along with two new mounting brackets. Does not look like EK is offering the XRES REVO in the 140 size cylindrical tube yet, only the smaller 100, and the great people over at xtremerigs.net DID NOT get their wish of solid glass side wall cylinder tubes for the new reservoirs, maybe those will arrive later on. That really kinda stinks, since groups like AquaComputer have been producing glass tubes for their pump top/res combination skus for some time now, some with a special coating that costs a little more on the glass reduces the surface tension of the coolant so it doesn’t build up as condensation along the inner wall of the reservoir tube, the coolant simply slides down the wall and joins the remaining coolant, and the reservoir remains clear, why couldn’t EK do this?

Looks like EK also has a new LIME green pastel coolant, another Mayhems invention no doubt.

Going to pick up the XRES REVO in size 100 cylinder and the vertical bracket mount and add a longer cylinder later on, maybe the 140 or maybe the extra-long 250, since the cylinder has to emerge from the lower chamber in the S8S through a hole cut in the mid chassis, not sure just how tall I want it above the horizontal surface, that flat table the mid chassis creates in front of the motherboard adjacent to the left front intake 120mm fan. Was thinking two inches or three inches emerging of the res tube with a white top would look very cool in the visible area of the build, while the actual D5 pump and XRES and mounting bracket are all hidden in the chamber below. Going to measure and mark the reservoir mod using an LED light shining through the empty XRES up onto the underside of the mid chassis part, the center of the light will be my mark. Then taking the part to Jeremy at PPCS for the actual cutting, he’s amazing, then I’ll do the finishing and apply the U-channel grommet to the cut surface for a more finished aesthetic.

IF EK had produced a solid plexi XRES sku, could have illuminated the coolant and inner cylinder with white LED light from below, would look so awesome. Also would have been possible using an 5mm LED transparent G1/4 stop plug, but the new XRES REVO has no third accessory G1/4 port, like the former sku. Could always hang a white LED from the top filling port, but that would look pretty cheesy.



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I dunno a new D5 pump with top housing and mount for that price is pretty much as close to a perfect world as you can get. May sell my dual DDCs and go with D5. thinking.gif

Nothing wrong with DDC, especially when you have 2 under the same top. Just considering D5 to simplify my mounting location for my Res. smile.gif

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Now he’s mad at me, he’ll never speak to me again.


(devastation setting in)



You cheated! Cheated! I hate you! I refuse to accept! I won't win any way but my way! You've ruined my reputation, do you hear? You I hate! You and your hair that's always combed, your suit that's always white, your car that's always clean! I refuse to accept!

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The Great Leslie always wins, saves the world and gets the girl, you should know by now professor. biggrin.gif

Mail from PPCS last night 8pm they were still working trying to get the new EK parts listed for order, the shipment is still expected to arrive on Monday Sept 14th, I'll drive over to PPCS and pick up an XRES REVO break it down and see what its like inside. I could test their new anti vibration mounting system in the S8 test bench by opening the high side of my loop. I'll do that with a large bowl to catch any extra coolant. I'm no professional reviewer, that's the great professor, but I can throw up some first impressions and thoughts on the anti vibration's ability to absorb noise.

edit: wait a minute, I don’t need to open my loop, can simply mount the D5 and spare tubing IN tubing OUT to the XRES REVO and run it from a large bowl of distilled water. I’ll hard mount it onto the S8S frame to check vibration and noise, yup that’s a much better idea.

And Ceadderman, I have an extra D5, brand new never been wet, never powered up, if you want it, let me know, it's an EK D5 Vario I had to buy as a combo in order to get the EK plexi XTOP (old version), I'll never use it. If you ever get anything from PPCS, I can drive it over to them, and they can drop it into your order, just PM me your order number and If they won't do that, I'll just ship it to you.


Edited by iBruce - 9/12/15 at 7:13am
     
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Intel 6800K from Siliconlottery binned at 4.4GH... Rampage V Edition 10, OH DEAR GOD! :) EVGA 980 KingPin Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz 14 latency 32GB Qu... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD with AquaCompute... EK-R5E10 monoblock, EK-XTOP REVO Plexi, EK-RES ... Windows 10 64-Bit Happy Hacking HHKB Professional 2 Type - S whit... 
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Seasonic Prime Titanium 850watt  CaseLabs Mercury S8S two-tone gunmetal interior... Logitech MX Master wireless Bluetooth in Gray a... Razer solid Aluminum 
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Seasonic Snow Silent 750watt Platinum CaseLabs Mercury S8 Open Air Bench all gunmetal... Logitech MX Master in gray and white Razor Manticor Aluminum 
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