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You pay a price for acrylic bling in low durability. The upside is you can see if/when your ek nickel starts deteriorating lol. Knock on wood.
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yes you will be ok ,what kind of block are talking about ?
its an ek gtx 580 full cover block with acrylic top. It was the cheapest one available on frozen, so i bought 2. Was like 10 or 15$ cheaper than the acetal top one.
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if your pump/s go out (PCWater God forbid) the acrylic can warp fairly easily....yes it happened to me about two years ago, not sure on acetal's heat resistance
ok, so dont overtighten the fittings, and make sure I have a fails safe incase the pump dies. Does the mcp35x come with an rpm tach? something I can hook up to my mobos cpu header?
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No alcohol is to be used in the coolant or to clean Plexi. It will cause cracking. Other than that, you should be fine.
     
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
its an ek gtx 580 full cover block with acrylic top. It was the cheapest one available on frozen, so i bought 2. Was like 10 or 15$ cheaper than the acetal top one.
you may want to reconsider or at least read this 2 threads ;
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=270567&page=6
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ck-issues.html
here is better option at the moment ;
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2005
EDIT; if you like EK blocks get pure copper
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 5/10/11 at 9:39pm
    
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you may want to reconsider or at least read this 2 threads ;
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=270567&page=6
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ck-issues.html
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http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2005
EDIT; if you like EK blocks get pure copper
Copper can oxide and corrode also. Nickel is more resistant, just if the plating is not properly done, if can have issues.
     
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