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Might have gotten lucky and only dented the copper tube without puncturing it. I've done that before, when I wasn't paying attention, and breathed a deep sigh of relief after noticing that I only dented the tube instead of puncturing it. I agree though, I'd try to RMA it and see what XSPC says.
Haha, lucky!

XSPC are pretty good with RMA's. They've replaced pumps just because they make a little noise and shake in their housing, just sent out whole new units without even asking for the old one back sometimes.

Almost my entire PC is XSPC cooled, everything but the pump is from them
post #42 of 49
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Haha, lucky!

XSPC are pretty good with RMA's. They've replaced pumps just because they make a little noise and shake in their housing, just sent out whole new units without even asking for the old one back sometimes.

Almost my entire PC is XSPC cooled, everything but the pump is from them
Yeah, I've heard that about their RMA service. Hopefully the OP gets lucky and gets a replacement.
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Yeah, I've heard that about their RMA service. Hopefully the OP gets lucky and gets a replacement.
I wish him all the best, shame they've put the XSPC 5970 Razor block out of production as soon as I buy another 5970 however x(
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Yeah, didn't you get screws with the rad that were 1.2" long? Shorter ones? They were in a cardboard packet in the side for me. Looks like you've punctured your rad. See if the RMA will still go through.

What I don't understand is, if he used more of those, then where is there only one leak?
I got those screws but they weren't long enough to go through the fans and the rad.
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I've made the same mistake, I used wood screws to screw the fans on and punctured my rad. Just hope you can get threw with the RMA dude.
    
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I got those screws but they weren't long enough to go through the fans and the rad.
Really? What fans do you have?

They should've been assuming you have a regular fan thickness (25mm)
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Really? What fans do you have?

They should've been assuming you have a regular fan thickness (25mm)
The screws went through the fans but there was only a bit of screw left after it went through the fan I wanted to get longer screws.
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I got those screws but they weren't long enough to go through the fans and the rad.
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The screws went through the fans but there was only a bit of screw left after it went through the fan I wanted to get longer screws.
That's the idea though... you only want to have just enough screw left over to bite into the rad, it doesn't take but a few mm. In no way should you be using screws long enough to touch the fins and radiator lines. If you're having a hard time installing everything, try laying the tower down on its side.

IIRC, I used 1 1/4" screws and had plenty of screw left to bite into my radiator after passing it through the case panel, 1mm washer, and the 25mm fan. I believe I even ended up grinding the screws down a few mm just to be safe.
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Ok I see I will try to use the other screws then, if XSPC accepts the RMA I will use the screws that came with the rad.
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