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Cooling Cracked the plexi on my block

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yodasarmpit, 29 Mar 2004.

  1. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Fitted new barbs to my settup, but managed to crack the plexi on my northbridge cooler.

    Any way to fix this or does anyone know where I can buy a replacement plexi cover (waterchill chipset block)

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  2. Risky

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    in the first instance you should try http://www.asetek.com/ if you choose support, then technical spoort, they have a wen form to fill in for assistance.
     
  3. MadD_b0mBeR

    MadD_b0mBeR What's a Dremel?

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    ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch... thats the pain that u can get with plexi. Brittle stuff it is, and doesnt like pipe-threads! ur only problem would be if it leaked, rub some silicone sealent into it top, bottom, sides, and u should be ok. Wont look **** hot, and ur still best off with a new top if there good on warentee.
     
  4. friskies

    friskies What's a Dremel?

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    The pain! The agony!
    But i think u could fix it with some epoxy... Some types of epoxy are 16x the strenght of concrete. And there are types that are fluid-resistant
     
  5. tk421

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    ips Weld-on #4
     
  6. [GiB] Spawny

    [GiB] Spawny Xqpack Lovin

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    I had the miss fortune do bugger up my spiral by some over zealous tightening of the barbs. I got on the emails to D-Tek and a new top was dually sent in the post. On the new one there is plastic barbs (screwed in hand tight) held in now with araldite as the original silicone had become loose in installation. I then use plastic hose clips. Just use a bit of Vaseline on the barbs so that the hoses go on and off easier.
     
  7. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Check out my ghetto repair job. (will try to get a new top or block soon)

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  8. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Arrrrrghhhhhh, Its still got a leak, I think I will just cover the whole block in silicon untill I get a replacement.....
     
  9. [GiB] Spawny

    [GiB] Spawny Xqpack Lovin

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    I'm suprised you risked it :duh:

    Get the new one before you loose my than you can afford :thumb:
     
  10. Bugaloo

    Bugaloo What's a Dremel?

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    what size are the threads on the replasement fittings? been thinking about upgrading my waterchillkit.
     
  11. yodasarmpit

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    3/8" BSPT
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    I meant to order a new block on Wednesday when ordering a new pump and additional radiator, but forgot. :duh:
     
  13. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom What's a Dremel?

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    What I dont understand is why WB companies use plexi instead of lexan or polycarbonate (samething different name).

    It isn't that much more expensive, it is stronger, doesn't crack, it machines easily.......
    A piece of 3/8" lexan for a waterblock top would be nearly indestructable.

    Oh well, as long as I have to go to lan parties with my only rig, I'll be using air cooling, so I don't have to worry about cracked blocks myself.
    /rant
     
  14. Bugaloo

    Bugaloo What's a Dremel?

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    thats the original thread size?

    blast, the webshop with the most fittings doesnt have brass fittings that size :wallbash:
     
  15. yodasarmpit

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    That was the original thread size, I got the barbs from www.coolercases.co.uk dont know if they ship abroad though..
     
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