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There is a lot of discussion going on about corrosion because the EK debacle. I have yet to open my own EK5870FCv2 because I am waiting on new TIM pads so I can put the original fan on.

In the meantime just thought I would post a pic from one of my other projects that shows how corrosion is always at work no matter how well made the parts are.

Here is a few stop plugs from a pair of 9800GTX's with Swiftech Obsidians. I rescued these from an individual that had been running them since 2008. He was running automotive anti-freeze in his loop! You can see the sludge on some of the threads, some damage to the threads, damage to the o-rings from being over-torqued, and even fuzz/hair that made it into his loop somehow.

But what I really wanted to show was the various states of corrosion on each piece. This is not a knock on Swiftech, I have many of their items and swear by them. As I said before I just wanted to point out that even quality components will degrade over time ( 2.5 years in this case ).

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Um. There's quite a bit of difference here.

The below pic was after 10 days, not 2.5 years....
 
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you got served

Anyway, it does show that maybe things do corrode OVER TIME, 2 and a half years is a fairly decent time (most people replace loops by then) but 10 days.... atrocious.
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Pure copper FTW....
    
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Maybe it's the picture but I don't see corrosion, just discolouration.
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Quote:
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Maybe it's the picture but I don't see corrosion, just discolouration.
All the sediment about the threads...
    
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Cliche and overstated sentiment incoming...

You get what you pay for.
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Still can't see it as corrosion. I've had sediment in my loops before now but the metal's been fine.

Edit: I'm referring to the plugs not the heatplate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post
Still can't see it as corrosion. I've had sediment in my loops before now but the metal's been fine.

Edit: I'm referring to the plugs not the heatplate.
So am I

Well you need to ask, where did the sediment come from...

Unless you didn't clean your rad out or you like to pour sand into your loop.

Normally sediment is corrosion.
    
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Possibly from inadequate preparation or maybe from Feser fluid.

I don't blame my own mistakes on corrosion though.
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