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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
    Crunching for Team TPU
  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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