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i just ordered EK-RAM Dominator - Water Block for Corsair Dominator Ram - Acetal/Nickel
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30104

Am i going to be affected with this issue ? i wish i read this thread earlier..
 
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post #662 of 691
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Originally Posted by andygoyap View Post
i just ordered EK-RAM Dominator - Water Block for Corsair Dominator Ram - Acetal/Nickel
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30104

Am i going to be affected with this issue ? i wish i read this thread earlier..
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post14055981
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I read through quite a few pages, but didn't see this specifically.

Is this just recent nickel plated blocks or all?

My PowerColor 5870's came stock with the nickel plated blocks... I haven't noticed anything odd happening with them, but I also have not opened them up.
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Originally Posted by TamaDrumz76 View Post
I read through quite a few pages, but didn't see this specifically.

Is this just recent nickel plated blocks or all?

My PowerColor 5870's came stock with the nickel plated blocks... I haven't noticed anything odd happening with them, but I also have not opened them up.
I would open it up and see. It's an acetal top, so the outer perimiter would be hard to spot.
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Originally Posted by TamaDrumz76 View Post
I read through quite a few pages, but didn't see this specifically.

Is this just recent nickel plated blocks or all?

My PowerColor 5870's came stock with the nickel plated blocks... I haven't noticed anything odd happening with them, but I also have not opened them up.
Nobody knows for sure. The reports seem to pop up randomly going back a year or so. Within the past 2-4 months, it has shown up more.
 
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I just got an EK block with a 480 I bought here
I thought the bottom of the inlets were different colors, so I took block apart and I got rust.
I will post some pics in morning,but couple of Questions tonight
Are EK replacing all damaged blocks now
And do I need receipt ?


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I just got an EK block with a 480 I bought here
I thought the bottom of the inlets were different colors, so I took block apart and I got rust.
I will post some pics in morning,but couple of Questions tonight
Are EK replacing all damaged blocks now
And do I need receipt ?


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Pics?

Have you tried cleaning it off yet and are you certain it's the result of plating failure? Given it's a used block you're likely out of luck unless the seller gave you any assurances about its condition. You could try contacting EK, but the first thing they'll do is ask you to try and clean it anyway.

BTW rust is what you get when iron oxidizes. Copper oxidation is typically (although not always) bluish-green.
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I will be cleaning it tomorrow after I get some pics
May have to replate it
is that possiable?
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I will be cleaning it tomorrow after I get some pics
May have to replate it
is that possiable?

Pictures to determine whether or not replacement is necessarily, hard to tell without pictures. Most likely is you'll just have to clean it up and should be able to use it, a little nickel flaking never hurt anything. I'm running a nickel block that is flaking and it don't hurt cooling performance at all.
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I purchased a Nickel Acetal 7970 block from EK without having seen this thread before. I followed the rabbit hole all the way over to real red raider's findings/allegations and now I feel sick to have spent money with a company that lied to and mistreated so many customers. Just disgusting.
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