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Check any owners club. Going by that standard, every part that was ever manufactured has QC issues....... doh.gif

I went 3 for 3 on Swiftech pumps, one of which literally caught fire on my motherboard. There are QC issues and then there is this...
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i will rolleyes.gif at the overdramatazation

do you have pics of said "fire" or did it just burn the wire ? wires can burn * aka melt* without fires,,,, it is possible it caught fire !~ , but the way you describe it is


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post #133 of 465
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I went 3 for 3 on Swiftech pumps, one of which literally caught fire on my motherboard. There are QC issues and then there is this...

The specific reference was to Swiftech's new gen. If you had this issue with the newest gen, or the one prior.....then what was your pump doing on the MB in the first place? tongue.gif
post #134 of 465
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

The specific reference was to Swiftech's new gen. If you had this issue with the newest gen, or the one prior.....then what was your pump doing on the MB in the first place? tongue.gif

He's probably talking about the 1st gen h220, or the apd2
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He's probably talking about the 1st gen h220, or the apd2

I know he is. Which is why I pointed out that the original comment and my reply were both specific to the X and X2 series.
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Thats hilarious! Well that certainly puts paid to any talk of any 'big hunk of metal' damaging your motherboard. tongue.gif

I had assumed it was Scythe who had those problems, clearly the Mugen is unaffected. I guess they did it for P.R after a few reports went around.

Decent review of the Fuma, seems a good option at that price although I do like the look of that Alpenfohn Atlas as well for a few quid more.
As I understood it, the initial report to Scythe about problems was pre-build system that was damaged in transit. But it is not just Scythe coolers that suffer these problems. Scythe is just the only one to make any changes this time around. Many companies sell pre-built systems with coolers and GPU installed .. and while most make the trip just fine, it is not uncommon for them to get damaged in transit to end user.
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i will rolleyes.gif at the overdramatazation

do you have pics of said "fire" or did it just burn the wire ? wires can burn * aka melt* without fires,,,, it is possible it caught fire !~ , but the way you describe it is



As a matter of fact I have plenty of pics. I had to send them to Swiftech in order to get an RMA exchange through NCIX. The first H220 kit I had, literally the pump was on fire in my case, it filled with smoke, one side melted down towards the motherboard. I thought for sure my Asus Sabertooth board and CPU were shot.

I'm not prone to exaggeration so perhaps you might stop the silliness.

The two subsequent replacements from Swiftech both lasted a few months with both pumps dying out of the blue. A lot less exciting failures but failures nonetheless.
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As I understood it, the initial report to Scythe about problems was pre-build system that was damaged in transit. But it is not just Scythe coolers that suffer these problems. Scythe is just the only one to make any changes this time around. Many companies sell pre-built systems with coolers and GPU installed .. and while most make the trip just fine, it is not uncommon for them to get damaged in transit to end user.

Not necesarrily just Skylake either, wonder why it was so much of a problem this time around?
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The specific reference was to Swiftech's new gen. If you had this issue with the newest gen, or the one prior.....then what was your pump doing on the MB in the first place? tongue.gif

My comment was aimed at another member mentioning that Swiftech has QC issues in general. I would literally not take a Swiftech product for free at this point. Perhaps the new gen AIO's are better or maybe they aren't. I'm not willing to risk buying their products any longer.
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My comment was aimed at another member mentioning that Swiftech has QC issues in general. I would literally not take a Swiftech product for free at this point. Perhaps the new gen AIO's are better or maybe they aren't. I'm not willing to risk buying their products any longer.

Ok. I am just pointing out that you quoted me, and that my quote was a reply to a specific reference.
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