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Originally Posted by Daggi View Post

I have to ask, is there no more quality control over at EK? thinking.gif Bought a new Supremacy Evo full nickel, didn't change anything to the block. When i mounted it in my loop the first thing that i saw was a leak in the block and a damaged motherboard. Thought that I could expect a leak free product straight out of the box from EK

Every new car I've ever bought had to be taken back to the dealership for some issue or another. And a couple of cars took many trips back. The world is not perfect and neither is mass manufacturing, it happens, and that's why they created RMAs.

Where exactly is the block leaking from, are you sure it's not from the fitting? How do you know the mobo is damaged, did you leak test the loop properly without power to the mobo?

There is a lot of questions before I think anyone assumes it was bad QC on EKs part.
 
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Every new car I've ever bought had to be taken back to the dealership for some issue or another. And a couple of cars took many trips back. The world is not perfect and neither is mass manufacturing, it happens, and that's why they created RMAs.

Where exactly is the block leaking from, are you sure it's not from the fitting? How do you know the mobo is damaged, did you leak test the loop properly without power to the mobo?

There is a lot of questions before I think anyone assumes it was bad QC on EKs part.


Yeah, sense lacking from that post. Quality control at EK can't be all that bad. I've had 16 GPU blocks and 5 CPU blocks in my own system and not one has leaked. That's more than the average user will go through in 4 years. Sometimes these things happen.
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I would say if you've had to take back all new vehicles you purchased/leased I'd say you have bad taste in vehicles lol but alot of people make the mistake of buying a car the first year of a new generation of a line (which have the most problems).  Or people who buy American Domestic cars for that matter will always have rampant issues (notice I said cars not trucks).  But yes anything that is mass produced has the high possibility of having issues and then you need to look at the shippers who are a large cause of damages on new products

   
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^...who buy Foriegn Manufactured American Domestic cars...

Fixed. Sadly there is not a single American Manufactured car line in a long time. Sure there are some cars still manufactured here(stoopid Tesla cars and a few of the Big Three still) but it's gon be awhile til things return to the status quo, since our leadership is more concerned with foreign unemployment rates than our own. blushsmiley.gif

Sorry for the derailing guys. This is something I'm very invested in as I've had two uncles who've worked in the Automotive Service Industry. mellowsmiley.gif


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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

I don't care who the Manufacturer is, one should NEVER assume a block is water tight right out of the box. rolleyes.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Yea no offense but thats a pretty poor assumption. Considering EKWB right off the bat tells you that all there blocks are tested for leaks and that once you open it up you lose the leak free guarantee should say something haha.

Im one to test EVERYTHING before installing it. I left water in all my parts to make sure there was no small leaks. Then i tested everything on a bench (ie i ran the pump,hosing, waterblock) on the floor for a little bit at full speed to check for leaks and everything else.

Im a perfectionist and very anal too.

How so?

I'm rather OCD so in my mind people should never mount any block without leak testing it away from system componentry. So what EK has a guarantee. Would you honestly wast money sending in a block to have them tighten everything up prior to use. mellowsmiley.gif

Question is rhetorical no need to respond to it. smile.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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Every new car I've ever bought had to be taken back to the dealership for some issue or another. And a couple of cars took many trips back. The world is not perfect and neither is mass manufacturing, it happens, and that's why they created RMAs.

Where exactly is the block leaking from, are you sure it's not from the fitting? How do you know the mobo is damaged, did you leak test the loop properly without power to the mobo?

There is a lot of questions before I think anyone assumes it was bad QC on EKs part.

It's leaking around one of the screws on the backside, and yes I did a 24 hour leak test up front. 100 % sure that it's not the fitting. The leak didn't happen right away but after ca 48 hours of use or so
I have tested the mobo with a air cooler and it wont post anymore
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I don't care who the Manufacturer is, one should NEVER assume a block is water tight right out of the box. rolleyes.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Yea no offense but thats a pretty poor assumption. Considering EKWB right off the bat tells you that all there blocks are tested for leaks and that once you open it up you lose the leak free guarantee should say something haha.

Im one to test EVERYTHING before installing it. I left water in all my parts to make sure there was no small leaks. Then i tested everything on a bench (ie i ran the pump,hosing, waterblock) on the floor for a little bit at full speed to check for leaks and everything else.

Im a perfectionist and very anal too
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^...who buy Foriegn Manufactured American Domestic cars...

Fixed. Sadly there is not a single American Manufactured car line in a long time. Sure there are some cars still manufactured here(stoopid Tesla cars and a few of the Big Three still) but it's gon be awhile til things return to the status quo, since our leadership is more concerned with foreign unemployment rates than our own. blushsmiley.gif

Sorry for the derailing guys. This is something I'm very invested in as I've had two uncles who've worked in the Automotive Service Industry. mellowsmiley.gif
How so?

I'm rather OCD so in my mind people should never mount any block without leak testing it away from system componentry. So what EK has a guarantee. Would you honestly wast money sending in a block to have them tighten everything up prior to use. mellowsmiley.gif

Question is rhetorical no need to respond to it. smile.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

I took mine apart to change the jet plate so it doesnt matter anyways. My ek fitting leaked but not the block. Pretty sure these things are leak tested anyways, and only way it would ever leak was if the oring was installed properly. Otherwise no reason for a leak.
    
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Nvm, I figured out the confusion. mellowsmiley.gif

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Every new car I've ever bought had to be taken back to the dealership for some issue or another. And a couple of cars took many trips back. The world is not perfect and neither is mass manufacturing, it happens, and that's why they created RMAs.

Where exactly is the block leaking from, are you sure it's not from the fitting? How do you know the mobo is damaged, did you leak test the loop properly without power to the mobo?

There is a lot of questions before I think anyone assumes it was bad QC on EKs part.

It's leaking around one of the screws on the backside, and yes I did a 24 hour leak test up front. 100 % sure that it's not the fitting. The leak didn't happen right away but after ca 48 hours of use or so
I have tested the mobo with a air cooler and it wont post anymore

So that would infer that heat was a contributing factor for the leak and my guess is one of the block top screws wasn't completely tight and the heat expanded the top from the block and caused the leak.

Did you check the screws before installing? Also, did you use a non conductive coolant?
 
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Every new car I've ever bought had to be taken back to the dealership for some issue or another. And a couple of cars took many trips back. The world is not perfect and neither is mass manufacturing, it happens, and that's why they created RMAs.

Where exactly is the block leaking from, are you sure it's not from the fitting? How do you know the mobo is damaged, did you leak test the loop properly without power to the mobo?

There is a lot of questions before I think anyone assumes it was bad QC on EKs part.

It's leaking around one of the screws on the backside, and yes I did a 24 hour leak test up front. 100 % sure that it's not the fitting. The leak didn't happen right away but after ca 48 hours of use or so
I have tested the mobo with a air cooler and it wont post anymore

So that would infer that heat was a contributing factor for the leak and my guess is one of the block top screws wasn't completely tight and the heat expanded the top from the block and caused the leak.

Did you check the screws before installing? Also, did you use a non conductive coolant?

It's possible that coolant could've leaked into the socket. If another chip is on hand I would check the board with it. thinking.gif

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I have to ask, is there no more quality control over at EK? thinking.gif Bought a new Supremacy Evo full nickel, didn't change anything to the block. When i mounted it in my loop the first thing that i saw was a leak in the block and a damaged motherboard. Thought that I could expect a leak free product straight out of the box from EK

You always leak test, don't care who you are, even B Neg leak tests using air before even putting water near his loop, I've built many loops and I still leak test every single time.
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