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XSPC X20 750 Reservoir & Pump Caught On Fire

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September 11, 2011 3:48:06 AM

Check out what happen to me today, I am so happy that I was in the room or in my apartment at the time.
But scary moment for me and I am happy that I wasn't home in Osaka. (In the states for work)
I have a child back home and if I would have left my computer on like I did today downloading a game and it would have caught fire
My parent and daughter would have been in danger. On top of everything, it could have destroy my RIG completely and would XSPC pay me for a new RIG
I THINK NOT Here is a Link to the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K2C4B-BMo8

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a c 249 K Overclocking
September 12, 2011 12:41:22 PM

That truly sucks!

I have the same pump/res in a secondary testing machine, Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely keep an eye on mine!

What is Rasa doing, regarding the situation?

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a b K Overclocking
September 12, 2011 5:15:21 PM

I have one of these and haven't noticed any issues. My dad said my computer smelled like something burning, but I think that's more the high-speed fans rather than the pump.

Do you know what happened in the pump/res? That video was a little non-descript concerning the what caused the burning.
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September 12, 2011 5:17:40 PM

How does something filled with water light on fire?! This feels like when the Top Gear guys managed to set a car wash on fire.

This is something I would never expect, with all the safety standards of shipping a product that involves electricity and water.

That was very fortunate of you to catch it before things could get worse.
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September 13, 2011 2:39:45 AM

4Ryan6 said:
That truly sucks!

I have the same pump/res in a secondary testing machine, Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely keep an eye on mine!

What is Rasa doing, regarding the situation?


They will replace it and I am not sure when they are going to send it but I need it now
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September 13, 2011 2:43:44 AM

boiler1990 said:
I have one of these and haven't noticed any issues. My dad said my computer smelled like something burning, but I think that's more the high-speed fans rather than the pump.

Do you know what happened in the pump/res? That video was a little non-descript concerning the what caused the burning.

there was a crack where the wire was exposed and the liquid was touching, I'd believe for the last 2 months the wires tot he pump couldn't handle it.
The X20 are very cheap made and they say that it's flow rate is 750L/ph but in correction it's between 540 and 630L/ph, so now I am going to run two of them
see the video for more information


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMmSRAyK2Oo
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a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2011 4:17:39 AM

A number of things could have cause that crack - acrylic has a very strong tendency to propagate cracks.

Why buy two of them when you could invest in a better pump? Get something like the MCP655 + XSPC Dual Bay D5 Reservoir. Basically the same setup with a great pump.
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September 13, 2011 6:21:36 AM

boiler1990 said:
A number of things could have cause that crack - acrylic has a very strong tendency to propagate cracks.

Why buy two of them when you could invest in a better pump? Get something like the MCP655 + XSPC Dual Bay D5 Reservoir. Basically the same setup with a great pump.


another reason what I'd was looking into but they are spending me a replacement, and so and this might sound a bit silly but the pumps were not design to put pressure from two blocks (GPU and CPU) if I have one for only the CPU it will fully push 750L/ph but now it was only at a flow rate of 572L/pH

pretty sure if I'd add the pump/rev to the cpu by itself, it can work better and not stress the flow rate.

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a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2011 12:36:58 PM

I think it's rated to push 750 LPH from the pump. Obviously as you add tubing and blocks the pressure will drop, so it makes sense that your flowrate has gone down (simple fluid dynamics).

My XSPC X2O 750 is getting me ~5.5C delta and great temps, so either you just had a bad pump or weren't getting what you were expecting.
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September 13, 2011 8:24:34 PM

good to know... I'm thinking about upgrading to the DD monsoon bay res with a D5 pump in the near future (will do so when LGA 2011 comes out and I'll be dismantling my loop anyways to do so). I'll be keeping an eye out on mine.
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September 24, 2011 5:01:02 AM

boiler1990 said:
I think it's rated to push 750 LPH from the pump. Obviously as you add tubing and blocks the pressure will drop, so it makes sense that your flowrate has gone down (simple fluid dynamics).

My XSPC X2O 750 is getting me ~5.5C delta and great temps, so either you just had a bad pump or weren't getting what you were expecting.


Already tested the theory of yours and come to find our that Danger Den Pump, Koolance, ETC can push what ever LHP it says it can push, The pump was bad for day one and started to cause more issues for me and the fire, Now now I have replace the pump with two x20 750 running Two Dual Rads (push and pull) and temps are on idle 24,25,25,24 and full load are 48.51,49,52 at a overclock on 3.6GHz from 2.67GHz on a Quad Core i5 with a GPU waterblock.. Check out the new setup here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o85RkZvBeaA
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