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So I opened all 3 of my EK nickel plated blocks up and turns out my GPU block is definitely corroded. My mobo block is fine (bought it from SVC and I'm guessing they had it in the warehouse for quite some time so it was more than likely made before this whole thing started happening). My CPU block however, only shows corrosion on the outskirts of the block, about where the gasket sits. None whatsoever where the water flows. Do you guys think it's defective as well, or is this normal?





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post #2 of 7
Another one bites the dust.
This is the nail in the coffin, I'll be sticking with Koolance and DD for my blocks now.

I wouldn't take a chance and try to RMA that as well.
    
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Or swiftech.
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Here's my GPU block for lulz.

Note: The dark dots are thinning nickel, up closely and with a better camera I'm sure, you can see the copper right under it. Also, lots of finger smudge prints from me, sorry.



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Or swiftech.
Second that.

They said that all nickel plated blocks are affected since 5 or 6 months ago. Sorry to see that you are having problems with your block.
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that corrosion looks horrible, eh
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Definitely defective...you shouldn't be able to see anything but pure nickel plating. I'm really surprised EK hasn't been more aggressive about fixing these issues.
    
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