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I had originally posted this in the EK club but I wanted to post it here instead.

So I've been working on my build for a while. I've got a LOT of EK stuff (pump, fittings, GPU water block, CPU water block...etc.) and for christmas, the wife got me the 480XE.
Well after getting it together and finished a few days ago, everything seemed fine.
Well about an hour and a half ago the water level in my res dropped about an inch. I thought it was air trapped in the radiator but watched it anyway. 3-5 minutes later, I hear 1....then 2 fans start making a buzzing noise. I shut it off and start to investigate. I noticed a red puddle on the foot of my case. I unplugged everything and rushed to the kitchen table to find the source.

I suspected it was the rad and immediately thought that I had made a screw puncture and it was just now starting to leak.

After getting the back fans off, none of the rails or tubes were damaged. There is what appears to be a source from the middle of the rad where a leak started and sprayed coolant all over.









Its like a rail in the middle busted.
Has this happened to anyone else? I cant even see a hole as it "seems" deep.
Now I"m down a rad and possibly a couple fans (even though the HP fractals arent that great).
I got the rad from PPCs.


The blood red ek coolant stains everything it touches including the white sleeving that I had done.
Sorry if I sound abrasive but I am wicked pissed right now.


::edit:: the middle of the rad doesnt have any fin damage. Thats just the sun's reflection off of the coolant.

I'm curious as to what happened. Im also dreading sending this to Europe as the cost of shipping could very well be as much as the rad itself.
Edited by HexagonRabbit - 2/28/16 at 8:33am
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WD Black 7200RPM Corsair Force MP500 M.2 2280 120GB AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R7 2.5" 240GB SATA III  Water and silent. 
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Windows 10 LG 34UM67-P 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide IPS FreeSync  Logitech G510 CORSAIR HXi Series HX1000i 1000W 80 PLUS PLATINUM 
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