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@derickwm, can you confirm that the ASUS Strix 1080 waterblock has the 2 3mm LED holes in in like the FE edition block? I need to place an order but wanted to make sure they are still there. Thanks! thumb.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Touge180SX View Post

@derickwm, can you confirm that the ASUS Strix 1080 waterblock has the 2 3mm LED holes in in like the FE edition block? I need to place an order but wanted to make sure they are still there. Thanks! thumb.gif

If there isn't you can always make some 3mm holes. biggrin.gif
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If there isn't you can always make some 3mm holes. biggrin.gif

True but would be nice if I didn't have too. I will order the LED's regardless though.
    
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I found 4 of the extenders, which I put on both of my 480s. My 360 still doesn't have extenders on it. Could I buy any extender to use and put them on the 360?

One thing that baffles me is I have a waterline going up into a port on the underside of one of my 480s (running from my GPUs), then a waterline coming out of a port on the top of my rad connected to an extender, then the line runs down the length of my case between 2 x 480s, goes into a top port on another 480 using the extender, then comes out one of the bottom ports, and runs to the intake on the top of my reservoir. I had to run the waterline the length of my case between the 2 x 480s because all the ports are only on one end of these XE rads.

Now, this loop cools my GPUs, both 480 rads sits on the top of my Caselabs TH10A (the picture that's my profile pic) so all the coolant flows upwards to the top of my case because I installed a reversal kit in my TH10A. When I start up the pumps, fill the res with enough coolant where the res is almost dry but the coolant starts coming back into the intake of my res, I have no problems leaking. If I add more coolant to the res, when the res is about half full, coolant starts dripping from one of the middle fans mounted to the underside of my rad (both rads are setup as push/pull). When the coolant starts dripping, I check around the ports, and everything is dry. No coolant at all is leaking from the ports, but it's dripping through my fan. I don't know exactly where it's coming from the rad, but I assume it's the shroud because I had all of my screws, which are blue anodized, cut specifically to length. So a screw can't puncture the waterline between the fins. Now, if I drain enough coolant from my res where the coolant coming in goes right back out (no additional coolant in the reservoir) the leak stops. How do you explain that?

As much of a pain this is going to be, I'm about to drain both of my loops and take everything apart because I now have coolant leaking from my 360mm rad too, which it mounted to the bottom of my case. I have 2 small pools of coolant where it's slowly been dripping, but they're nowhere near the ports. The ports on top of the rad are dry. I don't know about under the rad because I can't see it, but they still have the stop fittings installed that came with the rad. Once I get this thing apart I'll be able to tell where the leak was coming from because my rads are painted white and I have blue coolant.

The ones that comes with the rads are black but we also have them in nickel and black nickel.

They must be used on every ports where there's a connection. The unused ports can simply have the included stop plug.

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@derickwm, can you confirm that the ASUS Strix 1080 waterblock has the 2 3mm LED holes in in like the FE edition block? I need to place an order but wanted to make sure they are still there. Thanks! thumb.gif

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Edited by derickwm - 6/13/16 at 7:26am
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Wrong account, man biggrin.gif

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Thanks for the link. Sounds like XE rads manufactured before Oct 2015 had issues. I bought mine in August 2015, but after painting them white, I doubt they would be exchanged. Also, it's been so long since I bought them. Like I mentioned earlier, I had to put this build on the back burner for 6 months, which is way too much time. My build isn't even in working condition yet, and my parts are almost outdated. I may have to bite the bullet and just replace them. Even though it's going to be an additional cost, I don't think the cost of new rads are going to come close to what it's going to cost in time to remove these from my case, considering all the acrylic tubing cutting to size.


This sucks, but I guess it's something that you must be prepared for with any custom build. It probably wouldn't be as bad if I wouldn't have so much time vested in this.
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Thanks for the link. Sounds like XE rads manufactured before Oct 2015 had issues. I bought mine in August 2015, but after painting them white, I doubt they would be exchanged. Also, it's been so long since I bought them. Like I mentioned earlier, I had to put this build on the back burner for 6 months, which is way too much time. My build isn't even in working condition yet, and my parts are almost outdated. I may have to bite the bullet and just replace them. Even though it's going to be an additional cost, I don't think the cost of new rads are going to come close to what it's going to cost in time to remove these from my case, considering all the acrylic tubing cutting to size.


This sucks, but I guess it's something that you must be prepared for with any custom build. It probably wouldn't be as bad if I wouldn't have so much time vested in this.

 

When you drain your loop please take some photos of the radiators. I'm assuming you took them apart to paint them? When you take them apart again, please look closely to where the coolant is leaking from. It's either going to be at the end where the extenders should have been to begin with or on the opposite end which may have been pierced by the shroud screws when you reassembled. The majority of radiators before Oct 2015 were fine, but if reassembled incorrectly or dropped on that bottom side could have resulted in it being pierced. The screws have since been shortened and this shouldn't be a concern as of late. 

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Im Wondering if ek has any Plans to implement THe rgb headers in their plexiversions of The custom gtx1080 Blocks so we can use them to Illuminate THe Blocks in THe rgb Spektrum wink.gif (when gtx1080 ftw evga Arrives it will be waiting for its block and i Want to use THe rgb effects Cause i will Order The plexi version when it releases Late July )
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Im Wondering if ek has any Plans to implement THe rgb headers in their plexiversions of The custom gtx1080 Blocks so we can use them to Illuminate THe Blocks in THe rgb Spektrum wink.gif (when gtx1080 ftw evga Arrives it will be waiting for its block and i Want to use THe rgb effects Cause i will Order The plexi version when it releases Late July )

NO, this is a horrible idea! If you want RGB then buy a GPU with RGB built into the stock cooler. We don't need a water block from EK with RGB, this would only add to the cost and it's not what a water block is meant for.
 
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