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EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Block - Is this a leak?

post #1 of 10
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Hi All,

New here and to water cooling. I've just completed my 1st build and its been up and running for a week.

I've attached two photo's - Is this a leak starting to form behind the EK Logo on the bottom right?

Also in the top left i've got two little dots?

Seems a bit strange. Has anyone come across this before?

Thanks
Dave


post #2 of 10
It does look like a leak. I'd pull the block off, clean it, and reassemble it, then leak test it for a while before using it.
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That does appear to be the start of a leak on the bottom right. It could be that the plate is not screwed down evenly, or it could be a bad o-ring given that EK has some issues with a batch. You can check and make sure that all is tight, but keep in mind not to overtighten since the acrylic will crack.

The top left looks like a couple of pieces of foreign matter caught between the plate and acrylic - were it liquid it would not be randomly in the middle with no ties to a source.
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It is a leak,pull the block, clean it and smear just enough silicone grease on the oring to make it shiny,reassemble and nip the screws up then go an extra 1/2 turn.
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post #5 of 10
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Hi All,

Thanks for your input so far. Just wanted to provide an update.

I raised a ticket with EK and they come back with the following:

Thank you for contacting us.
I'm glad to inform you that this is not a leak. It's just an air "getting out" of there. So, where it looks like it's a leak, it's actually air getting out of between the base and the top of the water block.

I'll keep an eye on for now and in time take it apart to clean.

Dave
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Originally Posted by Digital Dreamer View Post

Hi All,

Thanks for your input so far. Just wanted to provide an update.

I raised a ticket with EK and they come back with the following:

Thank you for contacting us.
I'm glad to inform you that this is not a leak. It's just an air "getting out" of there. So, where it looks like it's a leak, it's actually air getting out of between the base and the top of the water block.

I'll keep an eye on for now and in time take it apart to clean.

Dave

That is moisture,not air,it it was air there would to nothing to see....
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

That is moisture,not air,it it was air there would to nothing to see....

Agreed.

Does the dark spot change shape at all? We're it a leak, there would be changes.
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nope it doesn't change shape not moved. It also looks same as the random spots in the top left which kinda make me think its not a leak.
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nope it doesn't change shape not moved. It also looks same as the random spots in the top left which kinda make me think its not a leak.

Well, that is good news, but it is peculiar. Did you use a conditioner on the o-ring when you assembled? It could simply be a smudge of that (or could be a smudge of something similar from EK's assembly).
post #10 of 10
I have these on some clear acrylic blocks. It isn't a leak on mine and it looks the same on yours so you should be OK.
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