yeah i havent been very happy at boxgods either, and primochill. His plastic compressions are starting to have problems, and we kinda warned him about those in the past. The T3 has great numbers.. but the problems associated with it, i can understand ya. Ive been LCing for 10yrs+ so ive ran into every little problem one can possibly think about in watercooling. OP lemme tell you this tho. There is no bigger satisfaction then having a well working LC system up for the first time. In fact it becomes a crack addiction in you trying to get the perfect setup. There is also no greater nightmare then you leaking on your first LC system either. Ive seen enough to make people never touch water, which is why i always try to recommend parts which i have had the most history of working parts with. I would really recomend u just grabbing a swiftech MCRes.. or even this koolance res + d5 top unit and retrying it. You will not be disappointed this time around when you get it working. I can guarantee you on that.