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Hopefully I don't get flamed for making a post about the ongoing issue.

My question is, anybody know what Batch of the Nickle-Plated Waterblocks are bad? I have a two to three month old CPU Waterblock (see sig). Should I be worried about it? I would really hate to have to take it out, drain the water, etc...just to find out.

Hopefully this post helps answer other people's questions as well.
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There are no batch numbers printed on the boxes. The issue seems to consistantly go back a couple months, and random issues into mid-late 2010. My HF CPU and 580 blocks were both affected, both purchased in early April from FrozenCPU.
 
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hmm nvm
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Bummer! Not what I wanted to read, lol. Hopefully mine's okay. Only been using Distilled + silver coil
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Sorry bro. Distilled + silver is not EK recommended.
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EK = Extreme Korrosion
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EK = Extreme Korrosion
Eeekel Klaking!
 
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if you are using any nickle plated block from EK I would contact them and get them to tell you what you can use that way if you have any issues you can say they told you to use it your ass is covered
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What would I notice if I did receive a bad Waterblock? Flakes in Reservoir? Or do I actually have to drain my system to check....
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post #10 of 29
Some of the blocks have obvious physical "damage" before even using them. More often than not, you're going to have to use the blocks and hope for the best.

There have been a couple extreme cases where there were flakes in the loop, but most cases have left a "dust" throughout the loop.
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