Originally Posted by lenzo
The first waterblock leaked (probably torqued too tight by him, installed by him).
He ordered a second setup and had a local high-end computer store install it for him. It also leaked from the waterblock intake fitting (destroying 2x 7800GTX cards). His A8N SLI mobo eventually dried out and was reusable. He has since gone back to air-cooling methods.
Thanks Lenzo (you don't need my Rep, but you get one anyway
That's useful information indeed. Yeah, I think the both the ThermalTake waterblock mountings I've owned are sub-par--BigWater SE CPU block, and Aquarius GPU block (not included in the Bigwater SE kit, I bought it separately).
The GPU block is secure and direct enough, but uses direct nut pressure to tension the waterblock, rather than the spring-loaded system I've seen on others. I think that leaves room for use error (and PC shop error). I was gentle with mine, and haven't had a problem. Lenzo gives me something to keep an eye on.
The GPU mounting is just plain flimsy--these screwed on swing-out arms.
Again, I was careful and haven't had a problem, but it didn't give me that secure feeling I expect.
Overall, I'm happy with the BigWater SE so far, but would recommend a different GPU block. I'm told Koolance GPU blocks are compatible with the tubing, but check for yourself.
Hope this helps, and thanks again Lenzo
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