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Dismantled my Apogee XT the other day to clean it out and found damage on the base of the block.



As you can see there are 2 areas where the pins have been bent away.

I was quite annoyed really, since that was the first time I opened it. Live and learn to check these things when I receive them I guess.

Do you think it will have much of an effect on cooling however?

I've never really thought of my temps as cool for what I have but not unreasonably hot either. I get up to about 70oC on load with a 20-25oC ambient & I'm using a Phobya G-Changer 360 and there's a 480 in my loop too.

What do you guys think?
    
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dude that sucks!! and even more crappy they prob saw it like that and still put it on the market. no bueno
i would write the company and call them out
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i would say theres nothing to worry about,the core under the IHS is nowhere near as big as the areas where your pins have bent away,though i would wonder how it happened.
and why do the outside edges of the finned areas (that have been cnc'd) look so rough?
offtopic but i was in brighton today wandering around..
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I don't think it will affect cooling performance by any significant amount. I'd just give the block a good clean and then put it back together.
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This sort of thing is why I like plexi tops. Stylish and functional.
    
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You shouldn't see too much of a performance decrease.
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I think you should be absolutely fine. The area is not large enough to cause any changes in temperature.
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post #8 of 9
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...though i would wonder how it happened.
The only thing I could really think of that could have caused it, assuming it wasn't like that when I got it, would be something in the loop that could have got stuck in it and bent the pins as it went through. I cleaned everything out though : / Unless the coolant I had (Red coolant, yes, I know, burn me alive) congealed to form a lump in there. There were some minor deposits of the dye in there, it just didn't seem feasible.

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Originally Posted by MightyMission View Post
...and why do the outside edges of the finned areas (that have been cnc'd) look so rough?
I think it's just the lighting, the cuts were shallower at the edge so the water level at those points was higher.

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Originally Posted by MightyMission View Post
offtopic but i was in brighton today wandering around..




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post #9 of 9
its been fine all this time
clean it really good
you can probably get a replacement base but I dont think you will have any trouble
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