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thanks! you are not such a knucklehead afterall. i'll check out your gallery later. i want to see the rest of your loop. looks like you've been doing this for awhile. beautiful, man.

I try not to be.

The term "Knucklehead" comes from the type of motor that Harley Davidson used from 1936 to 1947. The 47 part of the name is from the last production year (and my most favorite) of those Harley's. It got the nickname because of the shape of the rocker boxes the engine used.

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Originally Posted by kkorky View Post

Btw im in the process of RMAing 2x VL3N M & 2 x VL3N F QDCs that i used to use, the nickel has come away from the inner circle of the male fittings, and the female fittings are also starting to show the same signs, add to that considerable staining (no i didnt use dye in that loop). Koolance replied that because i use Distilled water with a SKC, my warranty is probably voided-kind of ridiculous, this reminds me of another manufacturer and their insufficient nickel plating jobs.
The twist in the tail? I bought the QDCs in march-wow. So these expensive items have a 7 month time span, before problems set in.(this is not a generalisation, its my personal experience)

Ug. Sorry to hear that. So far mine are holding up wonderfully. Been using them for almost 10 months now without any indecent. I recently had to tear down part of my loop to add a 2nd GTX 580 to it, and inspected them and they seemed fine. Granted I've been running FluidXP+ all that time, but I don't feel like spending $90 to replace it all after my tear down and rebuild, so I too am going over to distilled water and adding Mayhem dye.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/9/12 at 3:55pm
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Originally Posted by NostraD View Post

Maybe it's just my old eyes, but I am counting 8 ram chips redface.gif

Yep, 8 chips is what i see as well.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

I try not to be.
The term "Knucklehead" comes from the type of motor that Harley Davidson used from 1936 to 1947. The 47 part of the name is from the last production year (and my most favorite) of those Harley's. It got the nickname because of the shape of the rocker boxes the engine used.
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Ug. Sorry to hear that. So far mine are holding up wonderfully. Been using them for almost 10 months now without any indecent. I recently had to tear down part of my loop to add a 2nd GTX 580 to it, and inspected them and they seemed fine. Granted I've been running FluidXP+ all that time, but I don't feel like spending $90 to replace it all after my tear down and rebuild, so I too am going over to distilled water and adding Mayhem dye.

Check out this post with regards to the QDCs, the main post addresses the same problem exactly as i am having at the moment, and the last addresses an issue that i feel needs looking into more, but im not going for the heavy artillery just yet, i want to see what Koolance have to say-it's only fair.

Link:http://forums.koolance.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2172

There is also this: http://hardforum.com/archive/index.php/t-1630311.html
Edited by kkorky - 9/9/12 at 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

I try not to be.
The term "Knucklehead" comes from the type of motor that Harley Davidson used from 1936 to 1947. The 47 part of the name is from the last production year (and my most favorite) of those Harley's. It got the nickname because of the shape of the rocker boxes the engine used.
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Ug. Sorry to hear that. So far mine are holding up wonderfully. Been using them for almost 10 months now without any indecent. I recently had to tear down part of my loop to add a 2nd GTX 580 to it, and inspected them and they seemed fine. Granted I've been running FluidXP+ all that time, but I don't feel like spending $90 to replace it all after my tear down and rebuild, so I too am going over to distilled water and adding Mayhem dye.

From what i can gather, apart from a few exceptions to the rule, most coolants are more or less re bottled anti-freeze, dressed up as a panacea for all the ills of the metal innards of a water cooled pc -there are a few good ones out there such as Mayhem's stuff (although some people have tried to do a hatchet job on him), but most of the rest are snake oil -best thing is distilled water, biocide and or SKC -also i change my water every 2 months, it takes 5 min, for my peace of mind.
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yes is two nzxt source 210 put together...it allows for more room and radiator expansion thumb.gif.. two 800d that would be insane eek.gif it would be a nice mod for rad expansion for sure biggrin.gif
Considering I've been looking at CaseLabs and MountainMods as a possible upgrade, an 800D Frankencase might not be a bad alternative. I'm sure I could pick one up for a decent price. Much cheaper than getting a CL or MM case, that's for sure. My head gears are spinning now lol
How do you have the your two cases joined? Are they actually secured together as one big case? Or are they just sitting next to each other and can easily be pulled apart?
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I have had a bad experience with the Koolance QDs, but it wasn't related to the metallurgy. Earlier this year (Feb.) I ordered a few to install in my sig rig. One of the QDs started leaking after a week of use. I had to disassemble my loop to remove it. The red o-ring on the male piece was split and crumbling as if it were old. I couldn't believe I hadn't noticed this before installation. After finding out the problem, I looked to my other QD, and sure enough it broke while I was trying to remove it from the fitting. Wish I had taken pictures, but I wasn't a member here at the time and just ordered different QD to place in my system.

Yeah they are ugly, but I haven't had a lick of trouble with them! They are MUCH easier to connect and disconnect too! In my current rig they are somewhat hidden inside the dual drive bay behind the XSPC 720.
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Hey guys, I just bought the XSPC Raystorm EX240 water Cooling Kit for AMD. I got it built and testing for leaks now. I am coming for a H50 and new the hard core water cooling. Can you turn your case on the side or lay it down so it is easy to put the motherboard in. I am not sure about the reservoirs (bay and internal reservoirs)

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post #27018 of 106449
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Considering I've been looking at CaseLabs and MountainMods as a possible upgrade, an 800D Frankencase might not be a bad alternative. I'm sure I could pick one up for a decent price. Much cheaper than getting a CL or MM case, that's for sure. My head gears are spinning now lol
How do you have the your two cases joined? Are they actually secured together as one big case? Or are they just sitting next to each other and can easily be pulled apart?

id stick them together for sure , there are many ways to do from something as simple as 6 small bolts around the edges or you could leave a small lip and epoxy them together . I dont think I would go as far as welding them together or anything but even something as simple as a tray that they both fit in snuggly. Caselabs makes a couple cases that are basically double wides like the M8 and 10 but they are a bit pricey if you go with the two 800Ds you will have enough 5.25 bays enough HDD cages and more than enough space for rads
    
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From what i can gather, apart from a few exceptions to the rule, most coolants are more or less re bottled anti-freeze, dressed up as a panacea for all the ills of the metal innards of a water cooled pc -there are a few good ones out there such as Mayhem's stuff (although some people have tried to do a hatchet job on him), but most of the rest are snake oil -best thing is distilled water, biocide and or SKC -also i change my water every 2 months, it takes 5 min, for my peace of mind.

Yeah, at $35 per bottle (32 oz) and my current loop taking 2 bottles, I ran the stuff for 10 months. It would send me to the poor house doing $70 of fluid changing every 3 or 6 months. Now that I'm going to add another RX360 radiator and a larger reservoir, I'd figure that I'd need 3 bottles to fill my loop. That's $105! That's why I'm just going to go over to distilled water and a silver kill coil. For $1 a gallon for Distilled water (or even $10 a gallon for Deionized Water), it's hard to say no to that. I'll most likely start changing the water in my loop every 2 months as well for that price.
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Originally Posted by NostraD View Post

I have had a bad experience with the Koolance QDs, but it wasn't related to the metallurgy. Earlier this year (Feb.) I ordered a few to install in my sig rig. One of the QDs started leaking after a week of use. I had to disassemble my loop to remove it. The red o-ring on the male piece was split and crumbling as if it were old. I couldn't believe I hadn't noticed this before installation. After finding out the problem, I looked to my other QD, and sure enough it broke while I was trying to remove it from the fitting. Wish I had taken pictures, but I wasn't a member here at the time and just ordered different QD to place in my system.
Yeah they are ugly, but I haven't had a lick of trouble with them! They are MUCH easier to connect and disconnect too! In my current rig they are somewhat hidden inside the dual drive bay behind the XSPC 720.


Mate read this link and act upon it if you still have your QDCs -somewhere in the middle of the thread is an official reply from a Tim (Koolance rep) who states any such problems will be honoured by RMA.
Adding to your prior issue, i also have read (not hearsay) that the red o rings were faulty, the QDCs with the later added black o rings didnt have problems with the o rings splitting.


http://hardforum.com/archive/index.php/t-1630311.html

So get cracking on your RMA mate wink.gif
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