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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-22-2020, 12:02 PM - Thread Starter
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[YT]Corsair XG7 leaking GPU block design flaw!




Hottest scandal at the moment!

https://www.igorslab.de/en/corsair-h...-watt-success/

Igor already informed Corsair of their flaw in 2019!

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Unfortunately, the terminal was a bit weak. If you put it on it, use very rigid hoses and then also slightly edge them (but only then), then there can be a bending of the terminal foot and thus also slight leaks. With angles, normal hose or hard tubes, however, you can give a calm warning. But it is a possible source of error that the manufacturer was able to reproduce according to my indications and wants to replace with a new injection molding terminal.

Corsair rep response is to be a snappy coward!

https://forum.corsair.com/v2/showthread.php?t=194189

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Fake News... watch him Flexing it from 3.30 on wards. he wanted it to leak.. he made it leak.. EK is his God now!
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that's all most have will have done is look at that video and decided... its instantly created sales for EK.

i have several of these blocks my self.. and indeed have witnessed a lot of people fit them through Discord/Here/Reddit/Facebook.. gotta be honest. not seen a single one leak.

Bottom line.

Force anything with a seal enough and it will leak.

shame y'all are feeding that channel with views now...

here's a theory

his original leak was caused by him flexing it while fitting the 3d printed tube supports he has around his soft tubing. i am calling user error all the way.. and he knows it. hence he fails so miserably at hiding how hard he is forcing that block as he unboxes it.. my thumb doesnt bend that far!. and then when it doesnt leak he picks it up while running and flexes it again.. clearly.. in front of your eyes lol. if you can't see that you must be blind.

and this whole thread is scripted by said youtuber.. Pawns in his game of views we are
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lol.. not cranky,,, just factual.. got several of these my self.. no leaks.. i run a very busy Discord server that has seen many of these fitted by totally new builders.. no leaks.. i daily surf these forums and reddit and several facebook building groups offering help. no leaks... sorry dude.. can only say what i see..

don't get me wrong.. i am not saying that it shouldnt be looked at.. or indeed made stronger.. what i am saying is. in this case.. the user caused this and for nothing more than subs/views and has made it look like this will happen to anyone who stands in the same room as one lol

everyone is feeding his deception by giving him views now.. mission achieved

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Yikes! Never something you want to see from anything related to watercooling! :S

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What wonderful things coming out of Corsair since they were bought out.
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Clearly not a design flaw but a design that can be improved. Jay's video shows that he's stressing that part to force it to leak. That's like complaining a phone will bend if you forcefully bend it or sit on it. They aren't designed for that abuse.

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WELL, my entire order including a corsair gpu block was just cancelled.

If I had read the corsair response as something they plan to make a fix for wouldn't have cancelled.

Dear Corsair, I cancelled the parts I ordered for a client because you got cheeky instead of offering up a solution.
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To me, it's certainly an oversight in the the design that should have been reinforced. Considering they cost just as much or more (in Australia) as an EK block and I desire as few points of failure and as few leaks as possible in my build, I can't say I'd go Corsair right now. I dislike the odd and snarky behaviour for whomever in what position was engaged with representing Corsair too.

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So, having watched Jay's and Major's videos integrally, it seems to me the blocks were underengineered. They work well enough for "normal" scenarios, but any decent designer/engineer will tell you you need to account for weird usage if you want to avoid problems down the road. EK seem to have done that, but, then again, they've gone through QC issues of their own (and, at times, also mismanaged the criticism).

With that in mind, that Corsair rep/support sounds incompetent. You need some humility and ability to manage situations emotionally intelligently if you want to represent a big corporation, and that's not what they've done.

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Never go with the clear acrylic blocks. Every one I've had either leaks or gets accidentally cracked from over tightening a screw. Never have that problem with the black or nickel plated blocks.


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whats with this new trend of companies having snarky or rude PR? i do not like it. I dont think ill be buying corsair stuff anymore my last 3 corsair products failed in less than 6 months and then this mess? yeah hard pass.

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1.) It's always worth to check that things are tightened down correctly when getting a new water-block. Some years back, I got two blocks for GPU cards from EK (with beefy black Acetal top connectors, each with three bolts holding down the top part to the copper blocks). I noticed just a bit of liquid coming out at the same spot per OP vid on one card, but fortunately, it was during leak testing. I then checked all (2x 3) bolts, and they were all a bit loose . No leak problems afterwards, but that is s.th. the factory QC should have caught...

2.) I currently have two factory-installed blocks on my dual GPUs that are mostly clear acrylic (including the top bit, but with thick acrylic and three bolts, instead of the two the Corsair has in the vid)...no problems with them for 1 1/2 years now, but I checked those hold down bolts before mounting the cards for leak testing, just in case, given 1.)

3.) For my next build, I hope to get something like this (per GGF Events YouTube vid):
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