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post #541 of 892
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NO LEAKS. This morning after I woke up, my heart sunk when I saw the water leaks. Now it's all good.

I really need to study for class, but I'm going to try and get all the cable management and all the final pieces done before tonight ends.
    
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Well this is going to set me back.



I emailed PPCS a couple months ago when I ordered some 90 degree rotary XSPC fittings about them wiggling. I wanted to let them know and that at the time they weren't leaking. Well last night around 3am I finished filling the loop. Then the PC was leaking in the bottom compartment and I thought it was a possibility that it was from when I dropped my filling tool and coolant went All over my desk. Not sure how I thought it ended up in an isolated area lol.

But anyways I have a leak at the rotary part. Now I have to email PPCS and take apart my entire loop AGAIN. Now I'm frustrated and should've RMA'd all the 90 degree rotaries I had. They didn't leak previously so I didn't worry about it.

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Im in such a hurry to get this done, I make so many mistakes. I ALWAYS forget to cap the top res when filling. This is like the third time were I powered my pump and water and coolant got everywhere. I've already drowned my titans in water biggrin.gif they booted two nights ago, so hopefully the boot again.

Here's where I'm at now.



I'm praying I pass this leak test haha
I had a female to femal fittings, so I combined my soft and hard tubing. I had to do this because without that 90, the piece of tubing I had wouldn't reach and would kink. I'm all out of tubing, so hopefully this works.

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So far leak free. If there's no leaks or coolant in the bottom of the case after 5 hours, then I'll assume it's leak free and start cable managing it.

I was about to say, "Get rid of those JUNK XSPC Fittings! and get some Fantastic Bitspower Fittings!"

But, I guess now, you'll get by with the XSPC's...
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post #543 of 892
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We have boot!


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I was about to say, "Get rid of those JUNK XSPC Fittings! and get some Fantastic Bitspower Fittings!"

But, I guess now, you'll get by with the XSPC's...
It's working good "for now". If I get another leak, or when I modify a few things, I defiantly upgrade to bitspower fittings. But the primochill ones will stay biggrin.gif
    
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We have boot!


It's working good "for now". If I get another leak, or when I modify a few things, I defiantly upgrade to bitspower fittings. But the primochill ones will stay biggrin.gif


Hey SteezyTN, great work .... congrats thumb.gif

But, am not sure, what went lately, since i was away for days .... why there is a soft tube in the middle of your build? **not trying to be the pooper** but it is does not fit with the . .. . the nice look you are doin? did i miss any thing? i thought all will be rigid blinksmiley.gif
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post #545 of 892
He said its just temporary for now, as he needed it to be up and running and stay focused on school work.
post #546 of 892
Glad you got it running. In running into issues left in right on mine as well. Can be very frustrating. Like you I also have every little time to work on my build maybe 5 hours a week (usually late at night so I'm tired ) so naturally I rush things that I shouldn't and mistakes happen. It sucks but keep your head up walk away for alittle and always remind yourself why you were building this in the first place.
    
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post #547 of 892
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Hey SteezyTN, great work .... congrats thumb.gif

But, am not sure, what went lately, since i was away for days .... why there is a soft tube in the middle of your build? **not trying to be the pooper** but it is does not fit with the . .. . the nice look you are doin? did i miss any thing? i thought all will be rigid blinksmiley.gif
Read what @ali13245 said.

But honestly, the mix of soft and hard tubing is actually growing on me.
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Glad you got it running. In running into issues left in right on mine as well. Can be very frustrating. Like you I also have every little time to work on my build maybe 5 hours a week (usually late at night so I'm tired ) so naturally I rush things that I shouldn't and mistakes happen. It sucks but keep your head up walk away for alittle and always remind yourself why you were building this in the first place.
It feels so good to finally be done. With something like this, it really needs to be taken slow. I lost about 1/4 - 1/2 liters of my coolant due to rushing and forget to close my fill port (top radiator), and then spilling coolant all over. Now if I get another leak, I will be so frustrated, I may just say screw and sell everything haha jk.
    
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Now you got me worried one of my ek 90s has some wobble to it. On side note never realized how heavy the motherboard tray can get. I might be sticking to castor wheels
    
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Now you got me worried one of my ek 90s has some wobble to it. On side note never realized how heavy the motherboard tray can get. I might be sticking to castor wheels
This case is huge. I cant believe I even got it to fit on my desk haha. And about the 90's... When I first got them, they wiggled very bad (about 7 or 8 of the 13 + I own). I emailed PPCS about it and wanted to let them know. No wonder my air leak test kept dropping air. I told PPCS that they wiggles and it would leak air, but it never leaked when I had the coolant it. Never had any problems until now. SO far, that's only one that leaked, so I had to rig something up to finish the loop. Im not even going to worry about an RMA because I got it working. It just means im out $4.49 lol.
    
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Yea I've gotten so many parts either defective or broken. I always chalked up the loss as the hassle than the cost of shipping was nearly the same as buying a new one. Sucks that pc parts out of any hobby have the most issues with this kind of stuff
    
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