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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Big Elf;13842515 
Copper does oxidise and I have a Heatkiller that has the baseplate almost completely oxidised in the channels. It makes no measurable difference to temps.

Don't even think about putting aluminium in your loop without carefully considering how you're going to combat galvanic corrosion.

Unless you go full alu.rolleyes.gif
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post #12 of 18
That's true although I have a Zalman Reserator kit with all aluminium blocks that even Zalman recommended using anti-corrosion fluid in. Even that corroded although I'm not sure what type of corrosion it was.
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post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
Didn't know what else to call it but basically talking about nickel,copper,acetal etc.

Is there an actual difference between them or is it purely cosmetic?
just look at this



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post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post
Don't even think about putting aluminium in your loop without carefully considering how you're going to combat galvanic corrosion.
Actually keeping metals as close as possible considering indexed elect.potential is smart thing. Aluminium is just one of them.
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by TonyLeung View Post
just look at this



So, EK make any diamond CPU blocks yet
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post #16 of 18
Quote:
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So, EK make any diamond CPU blocks yet
That would badass, and unaffordable
    
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http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/th...als-d_858.html


silver is the best metal according to this chart
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post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by wupah View Post
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/th...als-d_858.html


silver is the best metal according to this chart
While true, definitely not worth the money at 3 to 4 times the price than copper. I was curious how much better the aquacomputer cuplex kryos Silver Edition was than the ubiquitous copper bases.
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