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Alphacool Cape Cora Passive Radiator Problems

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by dustyshiv, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. dustyshiv

    dustyshiv

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    Guys,

    Has anybody been using the below mentioned Alphacool Cape Cora or anything similar?

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    This rad has a barb connector like this.

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    Though the barb gets threaded on (threads on ID), there are no threads to hold this connector assy. on to the rad itself. The two O-Rings provide sealing and hold this on to the rad.

    The problem with this setup is that under full force of my swiftech pump, this connector just pops out. I had two leaks overnight just because of this issue.:mad:

    Spent 100USD on this...sitting here as expensive paperweight.:(

    Anyone faced similar issues or am I doing something not right here?

    Thnx,
    Shiv
     
  2. John Doe Guest

    Something else would be making noise anyway, no point in going passive. If you're after low-noise, I'd replace it with a rad that works well with slow fans (i.e, an XSPC).
     
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    As listed in my system specs I do have an XSPC 120 quad rad with San Aces in push pull... I added this passive rad in the loop along with XSPC rad to lower the temps more.
     
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    Seal it with RTV silicon. Be sure to let it dry before using it.
     
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    that might work to be sure i would seal the outside so it cant pop out with epoxy like this
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