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I know that exist a high possibility that I need buy another waterblock, but I prefer avoid that part since I don't live in the USA, even, the English isn't my 1st language (as you can confirm with my bad English here), so, the components was bought as my xmas gifts using Frozen CPU and Siderwindercomputers with a high cost due International shipping
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post #12 of 12
This should be an easy fix... not only do I use that block in gold, but I work as an aviation mechanic and broken fasteners are a day to day affair.

So first off, the scolding... you need to use a round head hex key for these things, a straight hex does not "quite" fit and leaves enough gap to cause the leading edge to nick off/round out the screws. Kind of screwy considering some of these blocks have a hex key included, which is marginal as far as tooling goes.

Second, you used too much torque, third is that every sealing body dealing with fluids uses o-rings or backing rings... lesson learned I suppose.

Now to address your problem... looking at these things... they are pretty messed up, and there is really no telling how much torque you put em under...

The most reliable way, to get them all out, is to pick up a drill, get something called an ez-out (a left hand threaded drill bit) or a set of gator bits, mount the thing as gently as you can on a vise grip, and drill out just enough of the screw to thread in the removal screw... being left hand threaded it tightens in the opposite direction as these hex screws are installed. Thus tightening with a proper ez-out backs the original screw out.

If you are not comfortable doing this I highly recommend taking this block to an auto repair facility or machine shop that deals with fasteners and begging them to do it for you. Begging in lue of $$$ changing hands... The goal is the get the offending hex out and keep the threading intact, if you screw the threads on the block you will need to use a helicoil or something similar to rethread the channel.

At that point visit the hardware store and try to match up the thread shank/grip to what come with the block, (may need to contact EK) and ask them the dimensional size, and replace the fasteners.

Sorry this happened, I have seen several post about these hex screws used with this block... they are very weak, and a fiddley metric size... their included tool is pretty crap when working with them. Shame you dont live close by else I would just do it for ya in a minute or 2...
 
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Samsung EVO 960 NVME 250G Water Air Winblows 10c 
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SSD DVD-RW 24x Custom water Windows 7 (build 7600) 64bit 
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B2230 Logitech G15 w/ LCD TPX-775M NZXT Phantom White 
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Logitech MX Revolution a black square SB X-Fi Titanium Sharkoon XTatic 
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