Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › XSPC pump exploded and caught fire?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

XSPC pump exploded and caught fire? - Page 2

post #11 of 15
pump in the res?!?!? its bad design imho...

it looks like pressure in the pump was too high... you need to open it and check the damage... but check if it still have a warranty...
gen2 computer
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k ga z87x oc force 2x hd 6950 (mod to 6970)  gskill 16gb ram 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1x 1tb wd caviar blue 1x 1tb toshiba custom loop windows 10 dell u2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech g15 xfx 840 watts custom case logitech g500 
Mouse Pad
japanese mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
gen2 computer
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k ga z87x oc force 2x hd 6950 (mod to 6970)  gskill 16gb ram 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1x 1tb wd caviar blue 1x 1tb toshiba custom loop windows 10 dell u2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech g15 xfx 840 watts custom case logitech g500 
Mouse Pad
japanese mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
yeah i'll just pop it apart to see and find out.

I ended up just going to a corsair AIO cooler since I don't even watercool my gpu's anymore.
post #13 of 15
Search for this topic, your not alone wink.gif

Its happened before but seems to be the older models. I found this while searching for a solution to mine that broke. Mine was non explosive though tongue.gif
Like i say, look on here i know there are others that had the exploding XSPC Dual bay res/pump
Le Box of Black
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD7 r2.0 GTX 770 16GB Corsair Vengeance in Triple channel mode ;) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Ocz Vertex 2  Samsung F1  Samsung F3 Samsung F1 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sammie Dvd rw Windows 7 64Bit HZ281HPB 1200p / HP IPS 1080p / Samsung Syncmas... Qpad MK80 (Blue switch), SteelSeries 7G (Cherry... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
HX1000 CM-Stacker 832 Flipped Naos 3200,G5,G400,G400s, G300, Kone+ Razor Destructor and Steelseries Qck 
AudioAudioAudio
X-Fi Fatal1ty  ATH-T500 / AH-D510 Samson CO1U PAK Condenser Mic  
  hide details  
Reply
Le Box of Black
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD7 r2.0 GTX 770 16GB Corsair Vengeance in Triple channel mode ;) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Ocz Vertex 2  Samsung F1  Samsung F3 Samsung F1 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sammie Dvd rw Windows 7 64Bit HZ281HPB 1200p / HP IPS 1080p / Samsung Syncmas... Qpad MK80 (Blue switch), SteelSeries 7G (Cherry... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
HX1000 CM-Stacker 832 Flipped Naos 3200,G5,G400,G400s, G300, Kone+ Razor Destructor and Steelseries Qck 
AudioAudioAudio
X-Fi Fatal1ty  ATH-T500 / AH-D510 Samson CO1U PAK Condenser Mic  
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 15
My first water cooling setup was an XSPC kit with one of the "cheaper" pumps inside the bay res. It died one day but the thermal protection started to throttle my FX chip I had at the time. Then moments later just shut the system down. After that I realized it was the pump that failed, I went with custom loops...

What catches my eye with those pics is you can see on one side there are 4 screws and at least one is missing. In another picture you can see the entire corner on the outside (not inside) where the head end of the screw should be is gone. Its also along where you see all the blackish coloration on the tank. Then of course you have at least two larger cracks (probably more smaller ones). So it would seem there was a pretty massive amount of pressure inside of that reservoir for some reason.

I haven't ever had something like that happen.. so I don't really have any idea how you end up with that much pressure... and whether it was part of a pump failure chain reaction or if the pump failure and burning came after the fact due to sudden lack of water.

I haven't had a pump fail since I switched to d5's but now I wonder if my current motherboards would shut the system down due to thermals... or end up with something like your pictures happening.
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digitalwolf View Post

What catches my eye with those pics is you can see on one side there are 4 screws and at least one is missing. In another picture you can see the entire corner on the outside (not inside) where the head end of the screw should be is gone. Its also along where you see all the blackish coloration on the tank..
oh yeah those screw holes are just to hold the faceplate on, its not the reason why this happened.

Thankfully all my computer hardware came out okay, slapped a new cooler on my 2600k and it fired right back up to 5ghz.

The bad thing was my computer tower is on a rack with my stereo receiver right below it, and once the res blew open all the water went right down into it, so I had to buy a replacement.

All in all, it was about a $500 accident. I nearly just said w/e and build up a new system, but a 5ghz i7 still isn't a bad gpu, and I don't game as much as I used to, so its not too beneficial to upgrade for me just yet.
Edited by Jixr - 10/5/15 at 7:07am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › XSPC pump exploded and caught fire?