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So I just set up my first loop ever, and when flushing my brand new XSPC 360 rad it basically smelt like fish. (not really the inside, but basically the rad itself)

I didn't think much of it, and figured it should go away when its sitting in the open setting up the rest of the loop, but now its installed and the fans are on it and now my whole room smells like how the rad smelt.

I was just wondering if anyone has ever experienced this? is it the paint? did the store send me a returned rad? (the supreme HF box had its tape cut which I was not happy about, but the 6970 water block was sealed) any ideas at all?

I'm hoping it will go away soon, since I am not one that enjoys sitting in a fishy smelling room.

I've also smelt all the components, as odd as that may sound and the smell is most certainly coming from the rad (no leaks either so theres no burning components.)

Any help would be great, Thank you in advance and +rep if anyone has any solution to this.
post #2 of 19
I don't know if this is your case or not, but when I used to do overseas shipping, sometimes stuff was shipped with cartons of "fresh" fish. This gave everything in the container a fishy smell that subsided after a few days in fresh air. I'd just give it a good cleaning with mildly soapy water and see if it goes away. (XSPC comes from China IIRC)
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I think its just the paint, my thermochill TA120.3 had terrible smell but went away
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I don't know if this is your case or not, but when I used to do overseas shipping, sometimes stuff was shipped with cartons of "fresh" fish. This gave everything in the container a fishy smell that subsided after a few days in fresh air. I'd just give it a good cleaning with mildly soapy water and see if it goes away. (XSPC comes from China IIRC)
I wouldn't think they ship things like that together (food + other products) but it certainly could be possible.

Luckily it doesnt smell like dead fish, but rather just fish just, I really don't like fish soooooo its not that good

@mekaw Thats what I thought at first, I'm going to leave the fans on the rad on all day tomorrow just to try to air out the rad
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My rasa rx 360 had an off smell to it when I first got it not sure what it was but it went away after a good cleaning.
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my rad smelled weird, not fishy tho
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My rasa rx 360 had an off smell to it when I first got it not sure what it was but it went away after a good cleaning.
Did you clean the whole rad? I might if the smell doesn't go away in a day or two.

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No just the inside with boiling distilled water. I have a feeling that smell is something in the plant where they are manufactured. I would avoid touching the fins at all costs. The smell will go away though no need to worry unless they put a fish in there somehow.
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