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Kind of a weird place for water to be leaking from. Especially since it's upside down...and in the "close view of leak" picture, there are no hoses attached to the barbs? Am I missing something here?
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post #22 of 49
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But the leak did not come out of the tube, it came out from underneath the screw hole. Will this still help?
No RMA it now. That leak looks to be due to improper welding on the rad. It does not seem as though a screw penetrated the fins due to where the water is running. I would RMA that faster then a crack head!
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post #23 of 49
This is why you should test your loop outside of your case, If you use a paperclip to trick your psu into thinking its connected to a motherboard, then you run the pump and fans outside of the case to test for any leaks.

On this guide for # 12 it shows you how to do it.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...asic-loop.html
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Kind of a weird place for water to be leaking from. Especially since it's upside down...and in the "close view of leak" picture, there are no hoses attached to the barbs? Am I missing something here?
Well I took the tubes out before I took the picture.
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post #25 of 49
RMA that on grounds of shoddy welding.
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post #26 of 49
When you screwed in the screws for the rad, you could've punctured a line in the rad, happens every now and again. Did you screw in the screws tightly?

Even so, just RMA it and say it leaked in your preliminary tests before you even put fans on.

post #27 of 49
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Well I took the tubes out before I took the picture.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying your telling us a story, but it's just an extremely unlikely place for there to be leak. It could be a running manufacturing defect after all. It's unlikely you would get water in that area due to the puncturing of a water tube, unless you can visibly see it spraying from said punctured tube to the area that has water flowing from it.
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post #28 of 49
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Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying your telling us a story, but it's just an extremely unlikely place for there to be leak. It could be a running manufacturing defect after all. It's unlikely you would get water in that area due to the puncturing of a water tube, unless you can visibly see it spraying from said punctured tube to the area that has water flowing from it.
It's not that uncommon, I've seen it a few times. Over tightening of the screws as to puncture a line in the rad.

Have to wait for his response though.
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It's not that uncommon, I've seen it a few times. Over tightening of the screws as to puncture a line in the rad.

Have to wait for his response though.
First thing I thought of. Over tightening screws is the biggest mistake for first time watercoolers.
    
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First thing I thought of. Over tightening screws is the biggest mistake for first time watercoolers.
Yep, I made sure to put some washers in between to add even more space so I would be sure not to puncture them.

Not sure if they'd find it in an RMA, if they send it back, I'm sure a car radiator shop could fix them, it's the same thing after all. Just some solder and time.
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