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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.

Again, smoke does not equal fire. Do you have pics of said fire?

And if that scares you it can happen to your fan, pump, Motherboard, or psu. Anything with power wires coming from it. Might want to not risk it ever, I have seen outlets do it to.

It is generally caused by excess HEAT not fire, I have seen several meltdowns (several thousand) and few fires [maybe 3] ( talking about electrical in both said meltdowns and fires of course )
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Again, smoke does not equal fire. Do you have pics of said fire?

And if that scares you it can happen to your fan, pump, Motherboard, or psu. Anything with power wires coming from it. Might want to not risk it ever, I have seen outlets do it to.

It is generally caused by excess HEAT not fire, I have seen several meltdowns (several thousand) and few fires [maybe 3] ( talking about electrical in both said meltdowns and fires of course )
Are you having a brain to finger short circuit or is this a meltdown? biggrin.gif
Sorry, I couldn't resist that. tongue.gif
I agree it was more likely a meltdown than an actual fire. But I can understand Robilar calling it a fire. There is a good chance if there was something with a low combustion point there would could have been flames. Electrical shorts had and often do case flames to appear .. burning down homes, cars and even forests.
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Again, smoke does not equal fire. Do you have pics of said fire?

And if that scares you it can happen to your fan, pump, Motherboard, or psu. Anything with power wires coming from it. Might want to not risk it ever, I have seen outlets do it to.

It is generally caused by excess HEAT not fire, I have seen several meltdowns (several thousand) and few fires [maybe 3] ( talking about electrical in both said meltdowns and fires of course )

? I don't sit beside my case with a camera ready at hand... Geez

I do have pics of the damage. Smoke, plus scorching plus melted casing = what?


And I've been building PC's since the release of the 286. I had a chain of computer stores in Toronto for many years. Other than an Ultra power supply exploding, I've never had this level of catastrophic failure of a component. Lots of DOA stuff but not actual burning.
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? I don't sit beside my case with a camera ready at hand... Geez

I do have pics of the damage. Smoke, plus scorching plus melted casing = what?
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And I've been building PC's since the release of the 286. I had a chain of computer stores in Toronto for many years. Other than an Ultra power supply exploding, I've never had this level of catastrophic failure of a component. Lots of DOA stuff but not actual burning.

An estimated 100 billion dead, 300 billion left homeless.

Nah, any smoke coming from my system would be enough for me to not want to use said product again.
     
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Again, smoke does not equal fire. Do you have pics of said fire?

And if that scares you it can happen to your fan, pump, Motherboard, or psu. Anything with power wires coming from it. Might want to not risk it ever, I have seen outlets do it to.

It is generally caused by excess HEAT not fire, I have seen several meltdowns (several thousand) and few fires [maybe 3] ( talking about electrical in both said meltdowns and fires of course )

? I don't sit beside my case with a camera ready at hand... Geez

I do have pics of the damage. Smoke, plus scorching plus melted casing = what?


And I've been building PC's since the release of the 286. I had a chain of computer stores in Toronto for many years. Other than an Ultra power supply exploding, I've never had this level of catastrophic failure of a component. Lots of DOA stuff but not actual burning.


you have been lucky, to have so few failures

however stuff does happen, and just to say "i wont use.... again"

do you know several more lang pumps have failed killing more hardware then swiftech pumps ( speaking of OEM manufacture IE swiftech d5 = lang pump not swiftech )

you have 3 failures, in the early stages of release, writing off a product for

that is pretty sad but you are free to do as you wish

i on the other hand still have a original h220 no maint, no issues
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Not necesarrily just Skylake either, wonder why it was so much of a problem this time around?
Defective packaging?
of driver brain matter
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you have been lucky, to have so few failures

however stuff does happen, and just to say "i wont use.... again"

do you know several more lang pumps have failed killing more hardware then swiftech pumps ( speaking of OEM manufacture IE swiftech d5 = lang pump not swiftech )

you have 3 failures, in the early stages of release, writing off a product for

that is pretty sad but you are free to do as you wish

i on the other hand still have a original h220 no maint, no issues
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you have been lucky, to have so few failures

however stuff does happen, and just to say "i wont use.... again"

do you know several more lang pumps have failed killing more hardware then swiftech pumps ( speaking of OEM manufacture IE swiftech d5 = lang pump not swiftech )

you have 3 failures, in the early stages of release, writing off a product for

that is pretty sad but you are free to do as you wish

i on the other hand still have a original h220 no maint, no issues
Honestly, giving a company 3 chances to get it right is more than fair. I only gave Thermalfake and Sorcair each 2 chances.
Edited by doyll - 2/11/16 at 9:06am
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? I don't sit beside my case with a camera ready at hand... Geez

I do have pics of the damage. Smoke, plus scorching plus melted casing = what?


And I've been building PC's since the release of the 286. I had a chain of computer stores in Toronto for many years. Other than an Ultra power supply exploding, I've never had this level of catastrophic failure of a component. Lots of DOA stuff but not actual burning.

Oh....Ultra PSUs......I had an 850W X4 that let go of an earsplitting "whap" and let out a nice big cloud of blue smoke (no fire, though....I feel cheated). Thankfully, the only damage was the onboard sound....how that happened, I will never know. Good times..... thumb.gif
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Not necesarrily just Skylake either, wonder why it was so much of a problem this time around?

That isn't a driver. That looks like a hired on holiday temp. You can see the driver handing the package off to him. There's a reason one's a driver and the other is a temp labor worker. We know someone was looking for a new job over the holidays.

Crap like that is why I'm now reluctant to order monitors and TV's and have them shipped.
     
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My favorite...

The best part is I had this monitor. It was the uber expensive Samsung 27" 120hz monitor....



Nearly cried when I watched this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--4U4BkulC0
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Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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GooBang Doo MX3 
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This is why you should not buy a clc:

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