So.. It's Tuesday.. Monday is the busiest day for most companies because of the weekend orders.. I agree they should have it approved today, but I wouldn't call it a "scam"... yet..
Keep us updated on how long it takes, I'm curious.
1.13 GPM = 4.28 LPM... Right?
That's actually not that bad. Flow rate is pretty over-rated. Temperatures are what matter. Any flow rate exceeding ~ 1.5 to 2.0 LPM is very minimal temperature improvements.
I think you have a greenhouse effect going on here. The liquid and silver are not touching here, and liquid had probably touched there sometime. In storage/downtime, it probably started to grow. The silver would not have stopped it...
To some people, watercooling is more about aesthetics. If you like a certain block, take the 1 degree performance drop, take the 0.5 LPM loss in flow rate. The likelihood of you noticing the temperature difference is minimal.
Worried about noise? Some people consider fan/pump speed control to find the lowest possible settings (quietest), while still finding temperatures in which they are happy with. Someone may have mentioned, but I only skimmed the first few...
95% of water coolers use silver coil... like 80% of statistics are made up on the spot. Nice.
It's the only thing in each loop that is similar, actually. Wasn't blaming anything, simply stating the obvious.