Made of a soft metal so will just bend before it cracks. So its just the paint thats come off making it look worse then it is.
Youll know before the end of your leak test if there is any punctures since it will leak straight away.
Tough choice, such a hassle and disappointment to have to sent it back. Plus 50 percent a rip Sure, a 24 run test run outside the system (when the rad, pump, and fans are not under stress) is a good way to check for leaks. :Snorkle:
However, imo impact damage to the internal rad workings, pump, and fan controllers may not surface until the cooling system is deployed under stress conditions (serious overclocking and gaming) for a few weeks. And, then you experience high temps from poor water flow issues or or future failure of an overworked pump. :exclamati
50% is better than nothing. Ouch! Those don't look like paint scratches only, more like impact (dent), imo. Or worse, how do you really know if the damage was in shipping, and not that way before it was shipped. Just saying, could it be a damaged goods the original buyer damaged it, then returned to the manufacturer, who refurbed it, and sold it in china ?
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