just brew it! wrote:Hopefully it is a production/QA glitch which they will quickly rectify. Sucks for the people who already bought the problematic units though. Keep us posted on how your RMA goes (assuming you pursue one).
DPete27 wrote:Jeez. Watched that youtube video. Did they fill it with tap water and bleach?
Chrispy_ wrote:I watercooled PCs almost two decades ago and I learned many lessons, but the most disgusting and catastrophic lesson I learned was this.
NEVER MIX METALS IN A WATER LOOP.
All of these AIOs with copper blocks and aluminium radiators make me cringe. I've had to repair PCs (read: replace most of the internals) after failing AIOs, There were a couple of H60s and an H100 - and I'm not saying that Corsair are sub-par, I'm saying that ALL of these mixed-metal AIOs are sub par and you're just likely to see more Corsairs than anything else because they outsell anything else.
Chrispy_ wrote:the copper block is grounded to the IHS of the CPU, and the radiator is also grounded to the case via screws
DPete27 wrote:What if just the circulation tubes through the rad are copper and the rad fins are still aluminum? Then it's essentially the same as any air cooler with heatpipes. Is it rare to see such a rad?
jihadjoe wrote:It might be possible to replace just the radiator instead of junking the whole thing.
Amiga500+ wrote:I had a Liqtech TR4 280 mk1 fail on me - performance gradually degraded to the point I was getting about 1 GHz at best across any core! No leaks and no danger to the CPU thanks to AMD's thermal throttling.
Got a mk2 via RMA, installed it yesterday and straight back to work, been running flat out now for about 24 hrs - temperature is 64.75 degC - bouncing off the socket 180W power limit (haven't moved it from default) - at a clock speed of ~3.7 GHz across the 16 cores.
[Air circulation around the machine isn't great, tucked under a desk in a wee room - resting a thermometer on the upper surface of the box gives an air temp of around 36 degC.]