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I eagerly await to see if sites like FrozenCPU and PerformancePC will follow suite with Sidewinder or Eddie
I sent in an inquiry to FrozenCPU a couple days ago asking what they are going to do, as this is where I purchased my blocks. I have yet to hear a reply.
 
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One other thing I haven't seen anyone mention on any of these forums are that the testing Eddie had done, and performed himself, seem to be ONLY specific to disproving "flaking". We have a corrosion issue here, typically not peeling or flaking nickel.
Nope, I brought up that point several pages back, people seem to ignore it, however.

It's pretty much a for-sure that Eddie provided the tester with a block that was RMA'd and asked them to report on the corrosive features of the WC Holy Grail (silver and distilled). Of course there's going to be corrosion on the nickel if it has spotty coverage to begin with. If it's not a well-done plating job, then yes, you're going to have fluid get into those spots and cracks and corrode the underlying layers.

If Eddie had actually taken a brand new block, still in the box with the tamper seal on it and sent it to the tester and said "find what's wrong with it," they'd see the issue with the actual plating and the machine work done on it.

Is Eddie a liar? Yes. Is Eddie providing test results on an already botched block to try and swill people? Yes.
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If Eddie had actually taken a brand new block, still in the box with the tamper seal on it and sent it to the tester and said "find what's wrong with it," they'd see the issue with the actual plating and the machine work done on it.
You mean like they did over at RRR
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Go through the thread and count how many do, pls. I'd like to know how many and id like to be proven wrong.
At this point it doesn't matter since we all know the blocks are coming out of EK with bad plating, as evident from RRT's testing.

It's like Toyota's brake problem. They realized they had a design defect, grew some balls and fixed it before a crap load of cases arose.

So back to EK. The problem is known: bad plating. Who cares how many people will report problems? The problem is entirely on EK at this point.
    
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You mean like they did over at RRR
Exactly.

I think the tester Eddie sent the block to did a good job... on the kind of reporting that Eddie requested. Eddie failed to request an analysis on the plating itself on a brand new block. That's where his data is skewed and that's how he's trying to justify that it's not a MFG defect.


Well, of course you can't single out a MFG defect on an already failed block that's been introduced to it's environment. However, if you were to take a brand new block, open it up, analyze the defects, then you could pinpoint that it's a MFG defect.

It's no that hard. It's logic.
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Actually I have been underwater, I sold my rig to reap3r. So yes I know how it feels to be in YOUR shoes. The company is taking steps to resolve this issue although it's not under the terms you guys would like, they are still trying to correct this problem.

Sorry I just don't think it's a big deal to send your blocks in, pay for shipping and wait a bit to get your blocks back. Maybe it's just me, maybe I have thicker skin and more stuff to worry about, years in the Marine Corps will do that to you.

Yes it's an inconvenience, crap happens get over it.
Okay, you can disassemble your whole computer to get the gpu blocks out.. and then have at least $1000 worth of equipment sitting there unable to be used because of a mistake that is not your own. A mistake EK is unwilling to admit and fix properly. Not to mention, still trying to sell the nickel blocks as if nothing is wrong, instead of stop selling them till they figure out a solution.

Its a huge inconvenience to have to do this, plus these blocks arent light. Theyre a block of copper. So to ship it overseas is even more costly.
Not to be mean spirited, but walk a mile in someone elses shoes first.

I was without a computer for 3-4months while I built my current rig. It wasnt half as bad, since i was working toward getting it to run. With this, you dont know how long itll take till you get a replacement block.
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It's no that hard. It's logic.
Not hard unless you weren't looking to find a defect and actually avoid that outcome.
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I wonder how after the notion that the issue is bound to regions nobody seems to think about the water. I saw a joke some posts above but there might be more to it than just a joke.
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I wonder how after the notion that the issue is bound to regions nobody seems to think about the water. I saw a joke some posts above but there might be more to it than just a joke.
It's not. Distilled is distilled is distilled. Maybe if you were running tap-water, sure, you'd have a point. But the test was done using distilled H2O (again, the recommended fluid for WC Loops).

You have to look at the request for analysis rather than the analysis. What the analysis found is true, yes. But Eddie did not request an analysis on the quality of the plating or machining of the blocks, where the defects obviously originate from.
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Okay, you can disassemble your whole computer to get the gpu blocks out.. and then have at least $1000 worth of equipment sitting there unable to be used because of a mistake that is not your own. A mistake EK is unwilling to admit and fix properly. Not to mention, still trying to sell the nickel blocks as if nothing is wrong, instead of stop selling them till they figure out a solution.

Its a huge inconvenience to have to do this, plus these blocks arent light. Theyre a block of copper. So to ship it overseas is even more costly.
Not to be mean spirited, but walk a mile in someone elses shoes first.

I was without a computer for 3-4months while I built my current rig. It wasnt half as bad, since i was working toward getting it to run. With this, you dont know how long itll take till you get a replacement block.

This ^ is one reason to consider when sending them the defective blocks. Shipping rates, not to mention the waiting time = downtime.

For me, sandblasting is the best way to resolve this. I'm not really into this waiting game BS.

OR

I'll just charge it to experience - these blocks are perfect for paperweight.
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