Been watching this thread for a few days and I want to have my say. Toyomatt84, I don't know why you are so defensive about this. What kind of response did you expect from such an inflammatory thread title? There are a lot of knowledgeable people on these forums who have plenty of experience with watercooling and may have been able to help you with your dilemma. I think that is neither here nor there at this point. You don't seem willing to learn, you just want to vent about how a product ruined your machine. I personally don't own any Swiftech blocks, I use Aqua Computer. But I have read plenty of reviews and testimonials on Swiftech's products and you are the first person to describe their products as "garbage." What I'm trying to say is that you are fighting an uphill battle. You're trying to bash a product that has been praised by others who have used it. Couple that with your defensive attitude and the fact that you have no pics, and I'm not surprised that people aren't taking you seriously. I don't know you and won't make any assessments about who you are, but your tone makes you sound like a spoiled brat with no patience and no desire to learn. You may have been an unlucky person who happened to get a bad fitting. Or, you might have messed up the installation somehow. Either way, this probably would have been better handled between you and Swiftech. From what you've stated, it sounds like they don't want to take responsibility for it. If the block was defective when you got it, I would think that they would have to take it back. Were you angry on the phone when you talked to them? From my personal experience, if you yell at a person on the phone, chances are they won't do a damn thing for you.