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2023/03/23 01:16:29 (permalink)
How confident can I be that my 3090 KINGPIN Hydro Copper Block will not leak once I fill up the loop? Because after several failed leak tests with an Aquacomputer Dr. Drop tester on the loop and finally singling out the block itself being the culprit of the leak, it still continues to leak even after making sure the the screws holding the block together are nice and tight. The reservoir/pump and radiator connected together, pass without any air leaking.

The only screws I'm not able to get to are the one's connecting the ports block onto the block itself, since from what I can tell, I would have to remove the front illuminated panel with my heatgun in order to get to them which I don't really want to do, due to the chances of me ruining it by accident.


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Re: 3090 KINGPIN Hydro Copper Block Leak Testing Issue 2023/03/23 05:44:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Flava0ne 2023/03/23 06:57:13
This is may sound weird, but put a drop of dish soap in water, fill the block about half way and swish it around, then pump it with a little bit of air and see where the bubbles come out.
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Re: 3090 KINGPIN Hydro Copper Block Leak Testing Issue 2023/03/23 06:57:07 (permalink)
LOL Not weird at all, makes complete sense! I seriously hope that it isn't the connection between the block with the ports and the main block though, I don't want to have to pry that illuminated panel off.


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Re: 3090 KINGPIN Hydro Copper Block Leak Testing Issue 2023/03/23 07:09:54 (permalink)
Hopefully it ends up being something that is very easy to fix.

One of these days, magnets will replace glue on panels that shouldn’t be glued. Sadly it won’t be something EVGA makes unless they get back into the GPU business, but somewhere someone will figure out that although magnets work on our magic, they are way better for the user than glue is.
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Re: 3090 KINGPIN Hydro Copper Block Leak Testing Issue 2023/03/24 12:13:37 (permalink)
I wasn't able to find the leak after trying your suggestion with a little water and dish soap. After I pumped some air into the block with the tester it stayed completely sealed after an hour. Thinking that maybe because the water was just sitting in one side of the fins, I filled the other side afterwards with same results, no air/bubbles leaking. I also tried a little and not going to any more than what I did to get that illuminated panel off of the block with the ports because I don't want to ruin it. None of my specialized iFixit prying tools can get in-between the recessed portion and the panel itself.


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Re: 3090 KINGPIN Hydro Copper Block Leak Testing Issue 2023/03/27 16:09:52 (permalink)
sounds like you have not isolated the part causing the test to fail
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