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Originally Posted by malanden View Post

Today, I just got my replacement motherboard from Asus, who claimed "customer damage". I had to pay almost $150 CAD once taxes where added, plus a tank of gas back and forth three times.

I install the replacement 360, no issues. I install my Asus R9 290X graphics card with the EK waterblock quick connect.

I am checking everything to make sure all is secure. I didn't notice the bloody leak coming from my graphics card where the connection is. Its dripping all over and into my power supply. Not that I can turn on my computer now anyways, as I don't have on board graphics.

So, I clean up as best I can, after disconnecting the quick connect to the cpu out quick connect, (that's only when it leaks). Place some paper towel, and try again. I am attaching a picture of the leak.

The only thing this AIO graphics card water block has done is been taken out of my computer, and put back into my computer. If this little movement and action can cause a leak, I suspect EK has bigger problems coming.

I am really disappointed. If this was a custom loop, I accept the risk. An AIO with expansion capabilities, well, I don't expect this. I haven't even bothered talking to EK about my motherboard becoming a pile of dead PCB, I can just imagine the hoops I am going to have to climb through. Now I am paranoid my power supply is going to have issues, and only God knows if the leak actually penetrated my graphics card. I don't see how it could, but, with this disaster, who knows.


Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately there is always risk involved when you decide to use water cooling in your PC. Regardless of it being a custom loop or AIO. AIO coolers less than custom, but once you expand an AIO the risk involved increases. Hope you get everything sorted out. Next time test for leaks outside your PC. wink.gif
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post #3752 of 6981
How do you test a complete closed loop system outside of a PC? If you follow their instructions, you can't. Remember, the graphics card is also using their new aio type setup.
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How do you test a complete closed loop system outside of a PC? If you follow their instructions, you can't. Remember, the graphics card is also using their new aio type setup.

Buy a 24 pin bridging plug (or bridge it yourself just double and triple check you do it right) and then hook up the pump and fans and this allows you to leak test outside the case. Also i would recommend always putting down paper towels all over the fittings, to make sure to catch the potential leaks and dont remove it until youve ran it for a while. Also i normally double check fittings for being securely on.
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Excellent thank you. I didn't even power this up. As soon as I plugged the CPU block into the graphics card block quick connect, it started leaking.

Anyone know how to tighten these up? The allen key I have fits, but, its pretty snug, and I am not going to force it. It appears to be leaking right at the top of the elbow, into the card, just below that bolt.
post #3755 of 6981
Took 4 days for Ek to get me my missing cables. Not expecting that quick thank you EK. Have quite lower temps from R1.1, but I think it's partially due to the better application of paste under the lid this time round.
post #3756 of 6981
Thank u EK, pick up the predator and delivered this:

post #3757 of 6981
saw my first predator 240 at microcenter today. been there a dozen times in the last 3 months, never seen one before.

surely enough its a rev1.0 without a date code.
post #3758 of 6981
Hi guys
What fans would I need if I wanted to go push pull is it just the vardar 2200 Rpm ones with braided cables? Are they exactly the same as the ones supplied ref vardar f4
Cheers
post #3759 of 6981
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Originally Posted by j0ewhite View Post

160149.

Thanks!

Hi, yesterday I received a reply from the HQ but my regular work kept me from being able to reply to you frown.gif

EK sent all the documents to the customs and are currently waiting customs to send package back to the warehouse.

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saw my first predator 240 at microcenter today. been there a dozen times in the last 3 months, never seen one before.

surely enough its a rev1.0 without a date code.

You're telling me that you saw a R1.0 for sale on the shelves of a MicroCenter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You need to tell me which exact store.

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Hi guys
What fans would I need if I wanted to go push pull is it just the vardar 2200 Rpm ones with braided cables? Are they exactly the same as the ones supplied ref vardar f4
Cheers

It's the F4-120ER that you would need.

EK-Vardar F4-120ER (2200rpm)
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What fan curve do you guys use

The highest temperature on one of my cores is 74c (5930K 4.4Ghz 1.38v) my average is around 67, this is while gaming after a few hours
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