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post #1 of 20
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Hi all


Going to be doing a build soon and hearing a number of complaints about the H220 X2 leaking and or failing. How can i do a bench/leak test before installing it in the new machine? Last thing I want to do is have it leak over a new CPU and mother board.

So far I have the case, PSU and the H220 X2 and awaiting a bunch of other parts. Just not sure how I can power this up with out the mother board and all to see how it works and if it leaks under load.
post #2 of 20
Put the whole thing in a shallow bucket and just connect the water pump SATA power connection and let it run for awhile next to your PC, usually if it's going to leak it would happen within the minutes.
post #3 of 20
Just make sure all of the fittings are tight. Had I not checked this on mine, I would have had leaks. Other than that. Mine has been solid for 3 months now.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by kfxsti View Post

Just make sure all of the fittings are tight. Had I not checked this on mine, I would have had leaks. Other than that. Mine has been solid for 3 months now.

^This. While it is simple common sense and second nature for those that liquid cool to do this, and simply tighten the fittings if needed....people coming over from CLCs are completely lost and blame the unit. Almost every complaint of leaks I have seen have come from CLC users who don't understand how fittings work, and why they could very likely back out a little with the unit getting tossed around in shipping.

Check your fittings, leak test and all will be good. The H220-X2 is an outstanding unit when used correctly. I have owned and installed over a dozen dating back to the original H220-X, never had a single issue (unless you consider the need for a top off an "issue"....inwhich case you probably should rethink using liquid cooling) and all are still in service.
post #5 of 20
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Perfect, doing that now and running smooth as silk. No leaks so far and thank EVGA for including a jumper with their PSU that makes doing this supper easy.
post #6 of 20
Yep yep. And I agree with ciarlatano. Alot of the bad reviews of this cooler could have been fixed just by checking these. I could imagine. Stuff happens during shipping. Tossed. Kicked. Thrown.. who knows lol.
Reason why I chose this over another custom loop was just to give it a try. And I am absolutely in love with it.
post #7 of 20
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Also wondered about the reviews that had said their cpu would not run cool with this unit. I would guess not enough thermal paste or who knows what. Is the paste included with the unit good enough?

Any luck I should have the MB and CPU in a couple days, Amazon really needs to fix their tracking as it said some items would be here today via the post office lol and some Monday. Well do not think the post office will deliver on Sunday nor on Memorial day.


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ This is my build and waiting on RX vega to pick a video card, Had considered a 1070 but at nearly 400 is a bit too much considering vega is around the corner.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by lstmysock11 View Post

Also wondered about the reviews that had said their cpu would not run cool with this unit. I would guess not enough thermal paste or who knows what. Is the paste included with the unit good enough?

Any luck I should have the MB and CPU in a couple days, Amazon really needs to fix their tracking as it said some items would be here today via the post office lol and some Monday. Well do not think the post office will deliver on Sunday nor on Memorial day.


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ This is my build and waiting on RX vega to pick a video card, Had considered a 1070 but at nearly 400 is a bit too much considering vega is around the corner.

Should have mentioned, the included TIM is not very good. Grab some GC Extreme, MX-4, NT-H1, etc.

Install it correctly, and temps will be excellent.
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post #10 of 20
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038

Would this stuff work good?

Yes, that is the MX-4 I mentioned. Very good TIM.
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