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Somehow I was completely ignorant of this.. should be interesting to see what my Nickel+Acetal 470 block looks like. I drained my loop the other day and didn't see any shavings, so here's hoping.
    
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Somehow I was completely ignorant of this.. should be interesting to see what my Nickel+Acetal 470 block looks like. I drained my loop the other day and didn't see any shavings, so here's hoping.
If your loop has been running for more than a week or two, it doesn't hurt to take a look. Just be aware that at least currently, you have nearly 2 months to file an RMA so no real rush.
 
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Somehow I was completely ignorant of this.. should be interesting to see what my Nickel+Acetal 470 block looks like. I drained my loop the other day and didn't see any shavings, so here's hoping.
You won't see shavings because areas of poor nickel coverage undergo bimetal corrosion and it's the copper that is getting corroded and the nickel little bit by bit breaks off because the copper under it is gone. You should see the obvious exposed copper and gunk in your cpu block.
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If your loop has been running for more than a week or two, it doesn't hurt to take a look. Just be aware that at least currently, you have nearly 2 months to file an RMA so no real rush.
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You won't see shavings because areas of poor nickel coverage undergo bimetal corrosion and it's the copper that is getting corroded and the nickel little bit by bit breaks off because the copper under it is gone. You should see the obvious exposed copper and gunk in your cpu block.
Spectacular. My money pit just got a little deeper, haha.
    
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I'm right there with you. I also got the Acetal/Copper a few weeks ago thinking at least I could avoid the nickel plating problems I had been hearing about.
Oh not to mention it will be coming in contact with anti-freeze/water which will be coming in contact with galvanized steel, aluminum, and copper.

Wonderful mix of chemicals and metals to throw at this block.
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What's your take in this anyway? You seem to be using an H50 so I really fail to see the relevance. If you read my reply though you will find that I have laid out exactly how I would handle this situation, which is basically aligned with what you outlined the "people want". With that said, recalling stock from resellers is none of our business. That is between EK and resellers. OCZ did not pull their stock of crappy drives (still selling everywhere) and they just offer replacements to anyone who decides to complain.
Considering I've spent over 1K on getting my new rig up, just in WC parts, I think I have quite the say in this. Not to mention I am part of the community, and the community needs to stick together when MFG's try to stick it to us.

OCZ is a sham of a company. Why do you think they pulled completely out of the RAM market? Because their RAM was absolute garbage. I wouldn't be surprised to see them go the way of the dodo anytime soon.

The fact of the matter is that Eddie had tests done that suit his agenda, which is, to lay blame anywhere but him. As said a million times in this thread, if he were a standup person, he'd get to the heart of the matter and do his customers right.
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This sucks. I was going to buy their CPU nickle waterblock and the EK Ram block for my memory. Now I need to check my EK Classified motherboard block to see if it's messed up. I only use distilled water and silver coil for many months now. I'm not very happy to hear this EK! Very disappointing.
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Question.. if the "copper" isnt pure, and the nickel is flaking off it all is still in your loop somewhere. So what happens if these shavings build up in your rad, pump, or another block? Or if the copper isnt pure and has traces of other metals, that can cause issues for other blocks/hardware.

Has anyone looked into what other damage it may be causing and not just the immediate gpu nickel blocks themselves?
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Has anyone looked into what other damage it may be causing and not just the immediate gpu nickel blocks themselves?
Someone mentioned that their pump o-ring and the inside of their fittings all had wear marks from crap being thrown around the loop, and even bits stuck in the impeller. I don't recall which forum that was on and I don't think they ever provided pictures for proof. If there were pictures, I don't recall seeing them.
 
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Someone mentioned that their pump o-ring and the inside of their fittings all had wear marks from crap being thrown around the loop, and even bits stuck in the impeller. I don't recall which forum that was on and I don't think they ever provided pictures for proof. If there were pictures, I don't recall seeing them.
Thanks. It'd be unfortunate that member's other WC'ing hardware gets damaged because of EK
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