Originally Posted by TheBirdman74
I expect QUALITY Clouseau! I Expect QUALITY!!!
no I think you got lucky, its okay if it gurgles the first few mins / hrs, just shake the radiator and it goes away. they used to make these very well, my friend has one(bought last year) very quite, no pump or fan noise, does the job and works great. I bought one and had to RMA it 4 times, link in my signature explains it all.
So you got an obviously awful retailer whose employees probably drop-kicked your packages, or an awful mail courier who did the same, or the worst luck in the history of closed water loops because I know Antec QC isn't THAT bad based on the small number of issues with these pumps - I can find just as many issues with any other brand of closed water loop which actually moves off of shelves (Corsair units, for example)
I do think you're completely entitled to your opinions about Antec at this point, especially after all of your troubles - I just also think it seems like you've been on a bit of a crusade to rid the world of Antec water loops just because you managed to have an awful experience which I doubt was the fault of Antec seeing as though not one unit you received where you able to get functioning correctly. I honestly do not believe that you where doing everything right as far as hooking the unit up and supplying the proper voltage to the pump if FOUR different units where bad. Again, I'm not saying it didn't happen, but I think it's petty to have a link in your sig denouncing an impressive product when you're about the only one to ever receive a bad pump, and then get three more bad ones in succession following that. Any decent retailer SHOULD have at lease offered to test the third unit after the second RMA, IMO.
Again, you're entitled to your opinion, to post whatever you want on here, and to put links to your threads in your sig, I understand that - and keep doing it if it makes you happy. I just think it's a bit petty and misleading as these aren't bad units and problems with faulty pumps on this thread have USUALLY been the fault of the user and where easily fixed with some quick troubleshooting - which I know you tried but I'm still really not convinced especially since both of my Antec units which where purchased almost one year apart are both operating exceptionally well with almost 24/7 run time. The only noise I've ever heard was for MAYBE ten seconds after installing a fresh new Kuhler while it worked the air bubbles out of the pump.