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I'm really completely bummed. I had just got my XSPC kit to throw in my brand new build. Before I even started mounting the hardware i decided to put the Barbs on first. CPU Block fine, Pump/res fine than the RAD! Even though i was being really careful, only hand tightening at first, As i screwing in the barb to my RAD, the freaking head of the barb juts BROKE off, effortlessly leaving all the threads in my RAD. I barely even applied any pressure, than just SNAP! I'd be lying if i said I wasn't devastated. Been PC less for over a month only to have this happen to me! I could be wrong but it seems this particular barb may have been defected or cheaply manufactured. So am I really just screwed and have to go buy a new RAD or should i try contacting FrozenCPU or XSPC first? Man does this suck!!
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post #2 of 29
you should be able to get the barb out by using needlenose plyers, and opening them inside the bard with force, then turning.
    
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post #3 of 29
Ouch, that sucks

Definately was a defective barb, unless you have some super human strengh.. I'd contact frozencpu first and see what they have to say, or if you do have super human strength go on a HULK SMASH spree instead.
post #4 of 29
What brand and size fitting was it? Were you just hand tightening?

Take pictures and explain what happened to FrozenCPU.

Use an easy out to get the remainder of the barb out. In case you've never used them before, it's the same concept as this http://www.crustyquinns.com/tech/easyout.html only you'll just be getting the correct easy out to fit inside the remainder of the barb, if its a clean break no drilling is required.
Edited by Trogdor - 1/15/11 at 8:13am
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post #5 of 29
Go to hardware store and buy an "easy-out" that will let you remove the treaded portion without harming the rad.

If it's really that loose, you may be able to just put a needle nosed pliers inside and spin it out that way.

Just be careful!
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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by iMagi View Post
you should be able to get the barb out by using needlenose plyers, and opening them inside the bard with force, then turning.
Exactly what I was thinking.
    
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Funny, we all gave him the same answer.....
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The head of the barb snapped off??? You sure it wasn't cross-threaded? Above or below the spanner-flats at the base? If above just back the barb out with a wrench, and wait for a new barb...If below I don't know how you'd get that sucker out.

In any case so long as you weren't cross-threaded, it sounds like a defect. Contact both XSPC and FrozenCPU. I don't know what FrozenCPU will do....depends on if you can get the broken barb out of the rad.
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wow, that sux dude
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