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100% silicone, should cost ya 7 bucks at home depot.

Cost $8:50 and it is white 100% silicon (They didn't have clear)
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Why don't you just get it warranty replaced under the corrosion defect that they had?

Second hand, came with a 480 attached, still have to try card out. putting Reference cooler on tonight
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post #683 of 691
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Originally Posted by tuffarts View Post

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Here is my block undressed and showing the dirty bits
The 2 screws are next to the holes they were in, there is plating missing near both theses holes that lets water into oring channel, it seeps under oring into screw hole and on the side one it has made it outside the block, bottom one looks intact but just

Why/how did your screws get corroded? wth.gif
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Why/how did your screws get corroded? wth.gif

Water smile.gif

it got under the Oring where the plating has come of on lip near screw hole
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Why/how did your screws get corroded? wth.gif

Water smile.gif

it got under the Oring where the plating has come of on lip near screw hole
That's a serious physical defect. You said you bought it here from the OCN marketplace? Unless the purchase terms were "as is", I'd ask for a refund.
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Water smile.gif
it got under the Oring where the plating has come of on lip near screw hole

I think that's the first claimed leak caused by eroded/corroded nickel plating that I've heard in the month's old EK fiasco.
 
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post #687 of 691
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I think that's the first claimed leak caused by eroded/corroded nickel plating that I've heard in the month's old EK fiasco.

Doesn't instill much confidence. I am probably going with a Swiftech komodo (when they come out) or a Koolance to replace my EK 7970 block. I don't want head aches down the road with their shoddy process.
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Doesn't instill much confidence. I am probably going with a Swiftech komodo (when they come out) or a Koolance to replace my EK 7970 block. I don't want head aches down the road with their shoddy process.

Return it or sell for copper next time. You think going with another nickel block from someone else will cure it? The sad truth is that nickel plating in watercooling is not for corrosion protection, it's for looks.
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Return it or sell for copper next time. You think going with another nickel block from someone else will cure it? The sad truth is that nickel plating in watercooling is not for corrosion protection, it's for looks.

No, I would probably go copper next time around. I just wanted to buy it from a different manufacturer that didn't act like EK did to their customers.
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No, I would probably go copper next time around. I just wanted to buy it from a different manufacturer that didn't act like EK did to their customers.

Not to sound like I'm on the ek bandwagon but it's not like Koolance has handled their issues great either. This is the same phenomenon as with the Radeon 6950s. People got the idea that Sapphire was the best overclocker because so many people had great clocks. They neglected to take into account that Sapphire outsold everyone and garnered 80% market share. The amount of cards out there shaped that perception. With these blocks, ek wasn't the only corroding block, they just had a huge number of cases because they sold the most blocks. The other point is that Koolance has been known to void happy, fyi.
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