Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Help me with my WC Loop
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help me with my WC Loop

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'e been running a Koolance system for about a year. Just recently bought a 4870 block off of a guy (not from here) but it in and it leaks. Checked everything and test again - still leaking. Disassembled the block and found that the acetyl (bad spelling) plate is cracked around the blots and threadings.


So, do i find another 4870 block?
Should I try another brand? (which hopefully will agree with my other koolance stuff: CPU-340, temp mon, & 3x120mm rad)
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
post #2 of 20
Swiftech makes a 4870 water block solution. However isn't there more than one 'standard' for 4870 card layout? I remember reading about issues with some full cover blocks not working with different manufacturers of 4870's.
As far as the block you bought goes, do you have any recourse? I mean he probably knew the block was cracked when he sold it no?
Stumpy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10 5800k gigabyte  7970 mushkin ddr3  
Hard DriveOSPower
intel ssd Win7 64 Corsair TX850W 
  hide details  
Reply
Stumpy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10 5800k gigabyte  7970 mushkin ddr3  
Hard DriveOSPower
intel ssd Win7 64 Corsair TX850W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 20
Yes, get a block from a better manufacturer. Try DangerDen or EK maybe.
Low Tide
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8Z77-V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 8GB G. Skill 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows X Samsung T240HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Ducky DK9008G2 Red Corsair TX850W V1 Corsair Carbide 300R X-Fi XtremeGamer 
  hide details  
Reply
Low Tide
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8Z77-V Pro EVGA GTX 670 FTW 8GB G. Skill 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows X Samsung T240HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Ducky DK9008G2 Red Corsair TX850W V1 Corsair Carbide 300R X-Fi XtremeGamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 20
XSPC makes a good 4870 full cover block. That the block I plan on using in my other build.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Lapped @4GHz Asus Maximus Formula X38 XFX GTX260 core 216 Black Edition Corsair Dominator 2x1gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Raptor 150 RAID0 Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit Acer 24'' Logitech G15 (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 620HX Microcool Banchetto 101 Logitech G5 (Blue) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Lapped @4GHz Asus Maximus Formula X38 XFX GTX260 core 216 Black Edition Corsair Dominator 2x1gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Raptor 150 RAID0 Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit Acer 24'' Logitech G15 (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 620HX Microcool Banchetto 101 Logitech G5 (Blue) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Anyone know if either of those blocks would have a problem with my other Koolance gear? I don't think I can afford to replace all my block and rad right now. Thanks.
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arjy View Post
XSPC makes a good 4870 full cover block. That the block I plan on using in my other build.
Yeh, I saw the XSPC Razor ATI Radeon 4870 Full Coverage at Performance PC for $90. I think that it might be a good option. - I hope it works with my other components.
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
post #7 of 20
You would just have to be sure to use the right size barbs on them, to be sure it matches your current tubing. Does your current loop contain any aluminum?
Stumpy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10 5800k gigabyte  7970 mushkin ddr3  
Hard DriveOSPower
intel ssd Win7 64 Corsair TX850W 
  hide details  
Reply
Stumpy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10 5800k gigabyte  7970 mushkin ddr3  
Hard DriveOSPower
intel ssd Win7 64 Corsair TX850W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nub View Post
You would just have to be sure to use the right size barbs on them, to be sure it matches your current tubing. Does your current loop contain any aluminum?
According to current Koolance lit, my CPU-340 & EHX-1020BK and everything else (rad, temp, fittings, etc) are brass & copper with a nickel coating. Supposedly only the shroud for the EHX-1020BK is alum. Does this help?
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
post #9 of 20
should be ok as long as you have no aluminum.
Bong Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 @3.6 1.40v P5N-D SLI 750i EVGA 9800GX2 4Gigs G.Skill 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40G WD IDE/250G sata 40xDVDRW Vista 64bit 22" hp A4576A 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Antec 650w Neopower herbal green Logitech 
Mouse Pad
Rotting blue/black neo 
  hide details  
Reply
Bong Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 @3.6 1.40v P5N-D SLI 750i EVGA 9800GX2 4Gigs G.Skill 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40G WD IDE/250G sata 40xDVDRW Vista 64bit 22" hp A4576A 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Antec 650w Neopower herbal green Logitech 
Mouse Pad
Rotting blue/black neo 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
If there is some in your loop then you just need to use an inhibiting coolant, right?
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
Imp
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Help me with my WC Loop